Gayest Places In Arizona 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 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 0.42% of Arizona residents is gay? That ranks as the number 7 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 11,343 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 71 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Arizona for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Arizona For 2020

  1. Carefree (Photos)
  2. Holbrook (Photos)
  3. Kingman (Photos)
  4. Sierra Vista (Photos)
  5. Phoenix (Photos)
  6. Thatcher (Photos)
  7. Maricopa (Photos)
  8. Queen Creek (Photos)
  9. Tempe (Photos)
  10. Marana (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Arizona? According to the facts, Carefree is the gayest place in Arizona 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 Arizona reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Arizona For 2020

Carefree, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,955
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 69 (21st highest)
% Gay Households: 7.06% (1st highest)
More on Carefree:  Data | Photos

Holbrook, AZ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,494
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 9 (40th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.2% (2nd highest)
More on Holbrook:  Data | Photos

Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city was 5,053. The city is the county seat of Navajo County.

Kingman, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 11,303
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Gay Households: 66 (24th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.01% (3rd highest)
More on Kingman:  Data | Photos

Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 28,068. The nearby communities of Butler, and Golden Valley bring the Kingman area total population to over 45,000. Kingman is located 85 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada and about 165 miles northwest of the state capital, Phoenix.

Sierra Vista, AZ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 17,027
Rank Last Year: 26 (Up 22)
Gay Households: 103 (15th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.97% (4th highest)
More on Sierra Vista:  Data | Photos

Sierra Vista is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. As of the 2010 census the population of the city was 43,888. The city is part of the Sierra Vista-Douglas Metropolitan Area, with a 2010 population of 131,346. Fort Huachuca, a U.S. Army post, is located in the northwest part of the city.

Phoenix, AZ

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 555,013
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Gay Households: 3,822 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.79% (5th 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.

Thatcher, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 1,636
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 31 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.73% (6th 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

Maricopa, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 14,573
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 67 (22nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.7% (7th highest)
More on Maricopa:  Data | Photos

Maricopa is a city in the Gila River Valley in the State of Arizona. With an estimated 48,602 residents as of 2015, Maricopa is the second most populous incorporated city in Pinal County and eighteenth most populous in Arizona. Maricopa forms part of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Queen Creek, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 10,846
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 12)
Gay Households: 66 (24th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.68% (8th highest)
More on Queen Creek:  Data | Photos

Tempe, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 70,981
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 479 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.67% (9th 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.

Marana, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 15,936
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 151 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.63% (10th 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.

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Arizona, 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 71 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 7.06% gay households. You can download the data here.

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.

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

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
  • Eagar
  • Paradise Valley

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Arizona

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Carefree 1,955 7.06%
2 Holbrook 1,494 1.2%
3 Kingman 11,303 1.01%
4 Sierra Vista 17,027 0.97%
5 Phoenix 555,013 0.79%
6 Thatcher 1,636 0.73%
7 Maricopa 14,573 0.7%
8 Queen Creek 10,846 0.68%
9 Tempe 70,981 0.67%
10 Marana 15,936 0.63%
11 Oro Valley 19,295 0.61%
12 Sedona 5,348 0.6%
13 Avondale 25,789 0.5%
14 Prescott Valley 18,024 0.49%
15 Scottsdale 111,221 0.47%
16 Tucson 210,816 0.46%
17 Peoria 58,201 0.38%
18 Goodyear 24,835 0.37%
19 Mesa 178,390 0.35%
20 Glendale 82,455 0.31%
21 Gilbert 75,509 0.3%
22 Sahuarita 10,239 0.29%
23 Chandler 88,987 0.28%
24 Bullhead City 16,974 0.24%
25 Casa Grande 18,196 0.23%
26 El Mirage 10,478 0.21%
27 Surprise 48,095 0.18%
28 Yuma 33,960 0.16%
29 Prescott 18,759 0.09%
30 Flagstaff 23,610 0.08%
31 Quartzsite 2,168 0.0%
32 Winslow 2,496 0.0%
33 Williams 1,224 0.0%
34 Willcox 1,339 0.0%
35 Safford 3,308 0.0%
36 Wickenburg 3,313 0.0%
37 Wellton 1,270 0.0%
38 San Luis 8,116 0.0%
39 Tolleson 2,134 0.0%
40 Taylor 1,550 0.0%
41 Superior 1,218 0.0%
42 South Tucson 2,038 0.0%
43 Somerton 4,586 0.0%
44 Show Low 4,287 0.0%
45 Snowflake 1,554 0.0%
46 Apache Junction 17,056 0.0%
47 Payson 6,853 0.0%
48 Benson 2,236 0.0%
49 Bisbee 2,520 0.0%
50 Camp Verde 3,956 0.0%
51 Cave Creek 2,615 0.0%
52 Chino Valley 4,641 0.0%
53 Clarkdale 2,226 0.0%
54 Clifton 1,210 0.0%
55 Coolidge 3,567 0.0%
56 Cottonwood 5,253 0.0%
57 Dewey-Humboldt 1,638 0.0%
58 Pinetop-Lakeside 1,920 0.0%
59 Douglas 3,798 0.0%
60 Eloy 2,944 0.0%
61 Florence 4,559 0.0%
62 Fountain Hills 11,579 0.0%
63 Globe 2,834 0.0%
64 Guadalupe 1,745 0.0%
65 Lake Havasu City 24,086 0.0%
66 Litchfield Park 2,411 0.0%
67 Youn 2,456 0.0%
68 Page 2,347 0.0%
69 Paradise Valley 5,441 0.0%
70 Eagar 1,664 0.0%
71 Nogales 6,453 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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