Gayest Places In Alaska For 2020


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the gayest places in Alaska.

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When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages, America generally, and the gay community specifically, celebrated. Same-sex marriages, and the gay and lesbian movement is more mainstream than ever.

While the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue.

Did you know that an estimated 0.25% of Alaska residents is gay? That ranks as the number 31 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 862 gay households in The Last Frontier.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Alaska.

After analyzing 15 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Alaska for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Alaska For 2020

  1. Wasilla (Photos)
  2. Juneau (Photos)
  3. Bethel (Photos)
  4. Cordova (Photos)
  5. Fairbanks (Photos)
  6. Homer (Photos)
  7. Kenai (Photos)
  8. Ketchikan (Photos)
  9. Kodiak (Photos)
  10. Nome (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Alaska? According to the facts, Wasilla is the gayest place in Alaska for 2020.

For more on how we calculated the top ten, and for more information about these places, read on.

If you’re looking for something more national, check out the gayest cities in America.

For more Alaska reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Alaska For 2020

Wasilla, AK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,061
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 6 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.39% (1st highest)
More on Wasilla:  Data | Photos

Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. It is located on the northern point of Cook Inlet in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley of the southcentral part of the state. The city’s population was 7,831 at the 2010 census. Estimates in 2013 put the population at roughly 8,621. Wasilla is the largest city in the borough and a part of the Anchorage metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 396,142 in 2013.

Juneau, AK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 12,521
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 71 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.35% (2nd highest)
More on Juneau:  Data | Photos

The City and Borough of Juneau, commonly known as Juneau, is the capital city of Alaska. It is a unified municipality located on the Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle, and it is the second largest city in the United States by area. Juneau has been the capital of Alaska since 1906, when the government of what was then the District of Alaska was moved from Sitka as dictated by the U.S. Congress in 1900. The municipality unified on July 1, 1970, when the city of Juneau merged with the city of Douglas and the surrounding Greater Juneau Borough to form the current municipality, which is larger by area than both Rhode Island and Delaware.

Bethel, AK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,946
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 6 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (3rd highest)
More on Bethel:  Data | Photos

Bethel is a city located near the west coast of the U.S. state of Alaska, approximately 400 miles west of Anchorage, in the Bethel Census Area. Accessible only by air and river, Bethel is the main port on the Kuskokwim River and is an administrative and transportation hub for the 56 villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Cordova, AK

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 1,002
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 0 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (4th highest)
More on Cordova:  Data | Photos

Cordova is a small town located near the mouth of the Copper River in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States, at the head of Orca Inlet on the east side of Prince William Sound. The population was 2,239 at the 2010 census. Cordova was named Puerto Cordova by Spanish explorer Salvador Fidalgo in 1790. No roads connect Cordova to other Alaskan towns, so a plane or ferry is required to travel there. In the Exxon Valdez oil spill of March 1989, an oil tanker ran aground northwest of Cordova, heavily damaging ecology and fishing.

Fairbanks, AK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 11,025
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 35 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (5th highest)
More on Fairbanks:  Data | Photos

Fairbanks is a home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.

Homer, AK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 2,260
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 0 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (6th highest)
More on Homer:  Data | Photos

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is two hundred and eighteen miles southwest of Anchorage. According to the 2010 Census, the population is 5,003. Long known as The “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Homer is also nicknamed “the end of the road,” and more recently, “the cosmic hamlet by the sea.”

Kenai, AK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 3,117
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 0 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (7th highest)
More on Kenai:  Data | Photos

Kenai is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 7,100 as of the 2010 census.

Ketchikan, AK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 3,278
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 9 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (8th highest)
More on Ketchikan:  Data | Photos

Ketchikan is a city in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States, the southeasternmost city in Alaska. With a population at the 2010 census of 8,050, it is the fifth-most populous city in the state, and tenth-most populous community when census-designated places are included.

Kodiak, AK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,958
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 0 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (9th highest)
More on Kodiak:  Data | Photos

Kodiak is one of seven communities and the main city on Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island Borough, in the U.S. state of Alaska. All commercial transportation between the entire island and the outside world goes through this city either via ferryboat or airline. The population was 6,130 as of the 2010 census. 2014 estimates put the population at 6,304.

Nome, AK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,269
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 0 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (10th highest)
More on Nome:  Data | Photos

Nome is a city in the Nome Census Area in the Unorganized Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. The city is located on the southern Seward Peninsula coast on Norton Sound of the Bering Sea. In 2014 the population was estimated at 3,788, a rise from the 3,598 recorded in the 2010 Census. Nome was incorporated on April 9, 1901, and was once the most-populous city in Alaska. Nome lies within the region of the Bering Straits Native Corporation, which is headquartered in Nome.

The city of Nome claims to be home to the world’s largest gold pan, although this claim has been disputed by the Canadian city of Quesnel, British Columbia.

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Alaska for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in Alaska, we used the 2014-2018 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census. We looked at:

  • Percentage of all households that are unmarried, same sex partners

We limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 1,000 households.

We ranked each place from 1 to 15 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, ended up being the the most gay place with 0.39% gay households. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Alaska. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Alaska For 2020

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Alaska, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Alaska:

  • Wrangell
  • Valdez
  • Soldotna

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Alaska

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Wasilla 3,061 0.39%
2 Juneau 12,521 0.35%
3 Bethel 1,946 0.0%
4 Cordova 1,002 0.0%
5 Fairbanks 11,025 0.0%
6 Homer 2,260 0.0%
7 Kenai 3,117 0.0%
8 Ketchikan 3,278 0.0%
9 Kodiak 1,958 0.0%
10 Nome 1,269 0.0%
11 Palmer 2,026 0.0%
12 Sitka 3,561 0.0%
13 Soldotna 1,827 0.0%
14 Valdez 1,322 0.0%
15 Wrangell 1,074 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

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