These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Arizona For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the gayest places in Arizona.

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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 0.48% of Arizona residents is gay? That ranks as the number 4 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 11,843 gay households in The Grand Canyon State.

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

After analyzing 72 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Arizona for 2019:

  1. Carefree (Photos)
  2. Thatcher (Photos)
  3. Coolidge (Photos)
  4. Page (Photos)
  5. Marana (Photos)
  6. Snowflake (Photos)
  7. Sahuarita (Photos)
  8. Tempe (Photos)
  9. Prescott Valley (Photos)
  10. Phoenix (Photos)

According to the facts, Carefree is the gayest place in Arizona for 2019.

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 Arizona reading, check out:

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Arizona for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in Arizona, we used the 2013-2017 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 72 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 3.47% gay households.

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

Carefree, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,818
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 63 (24th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.47% (1st highest)
More on Carefree:  Data | Photos

Thatcher, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,722
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 32 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.86% (2nd highest)
More on Thatcher:  Data | Photos

hatcher is a town in Graham County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the town is 4,865. It is part of the Safford Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Thatcher is the home of Eastern Arizona College, a college that offers two year degrees and includes a nursing school

Coolidge, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 3,625
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 48 (27th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.32% (3rd highest)
More on Coolidge:  Data | Photos

Coolidge is a city in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the city’s population is 11,825.

Page, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 2,282
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 24 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.05% (4th highest)
More on Page:  Data | Photos

Page is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 7,247.

Marana, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 14,929
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 146 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.98% (5th highest)
More on Marana:  Data | Photos

Marana is a town in Pima County, Arizona, located northwest of Tucson, with a small portion in Pinal County. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 34,961. Marana was the fourth fastest-growing place among all cities and towns in Arizona of any size from 1990 to 2000.

Snowflake, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,587
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 15 (37th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.95% (6th highest)
More on Snowflake:  Data | Photos

Sahuarita, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 9,935
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Gay Households: 87 (17th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.88% (7th highest)
More on Sahuarita:  Data | Photos

Sahuarita is a town in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Sahuarita is located south of the Tohono O’odham Nation and abuts the north end of Green Valley, 15 miles south of Tucson. The population was 25,259 at the 2010 census.

Tempe, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 68,795
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 584 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.85% (8th highest)
More on Tempe:  Data | Photos

Tempe, also known as Hayden’s Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. The city is named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece. Tempe is located in the East Valley section of metropolitan Phoenix; it is bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale on the north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east. Tempe is also the location of the main campus of Arizona State University.

Prescott Valley, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 17,011
Rank Last Year: 33 (Up 24)
Gay Households: 130 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.76% (9th highest)
More on Prescott Valley:  Data | Photos

Prescott Valley is a town with a current population of about 45,500 residents located in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States, and a suburb of Prescott. Prescott Valley was the seventh fastest-growing place among all cities and towns in Arizona between 1990 and 2000.

Phoenix, AZ

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 544,022
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 4,080 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.75% (10th highest)
More on Phoenix:  Data | Photos

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. With 1,615,017 people, Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Arizona For 2019

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

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

  • Nogales
  • Quartzsite
  • San Luis

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Arizona

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Carefree 1,818 3.47%
2 Thatcher 1,722 1.86%
3 Coolidge 3,625 1.32%
4 Page 2,282 1.05%
5 Marana 14,929 0.98%
6 Snowflake 1,587 0.95%
7 Sahuarita 9,935 0.88%
8 Tempe 68,795 0.85%
9 Prescott Valley 17,011 0.76%
10 Phoenix 544,022 0.75%
11 Apache Junction 16,550 0.71%
12 El Mirage 10,279 0.7%
13 Litchfield Park 2,365 0.68%
14 Kingman 11,058 0.62%
15 Tucson 209,906 0.61%
16 Holbrook 1,486 0.61%
17 Maricopa 14,241 0.6%
18 Casa Grande 17,770 0.53%
19 South Tucson 2,027 0.49%
20 Flagstaff 23,665 0.49%
21 Peoria 57,397 0.48%
22 Show Low 4,056 0.47%
23 Youn 2,302 0.43%
24 Glendale 81,426 0.43%
25 Goodyear 23,933 0.41%
26 Gilbert 74,216 0.41%
27 Mesa 174,668 0.4%
28 Prescott 18,808 0.39%
29 Oro Valley 18,691 0.39%
30 Sedona 5,220 0.38%
31 Benson 2,367 0.38%
32 St. Johns 1,130 0.35%
33 Avondale 25,077 0.33%
34 Williams 1,238 0.32%
35 Chandler 87,286 0.32%
36 Chino Valley 4,572 0.28%
37 Scottsdale 107,697 0.28%
38 Lake Havasu City 23,345 0.26%
39 Fountain Hills 11,677 0.26%
40 Cottonwood 5,246 0.25%
41 Safford 3,323 0.24%
42 Guadalupe 1,686 0.24%
43 Sierra Vista 17,053 0.22%
44 Bullhead City 17,055 0.22%
45 Douglas 3,422 0.2%
46 Surprise 47,378 0.2%
47 Queen Creek 10,104 0.19%
48 Yuma 33,635 0.18%
49 Camp Verde 4,042 0.02%
50 Pinetop-Lakeside 1,867 0.0%
51 Winslow 2,524 0.0%
52 Bisbee 2,618 0.0%
53 Willcox 1,345 0.0%
54 Wickenburg 3,221 0.0%
55 Wellton 1,277 0.0%
56 Tolleson 2,224 0.0%
57 Cave Creek 2,458 0.0%
58 Clarkdale 2,215 0.0%
59 Taylor 1,618 0.0%
60 Clifton 1,228 0.0%
61 Superior 1,129 0.0%
62 Dewey-Humboldt 1,529 0.0%
63 Eagar 1,520 0.0%
64 Somerton 4,623 0.0%
65 Eloy 2,925 0.0%
66 Florence 4,700 0.0%
67 Globe 2,932 0.0%
68 Paradise Valley 5,239 0.0%
69 Payson 6,883 0.0%
70 San Luis 8,133 0.0%
71 Quartzsite 2,068 0.0%
72 Nogales 6,475 0.0%