When the Supreme Court recently 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 0.54% of Arizona residents is gay? That ranks 4 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 73 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Arizona:
- Carefree (Photos | Jobs)
- Coolidge (Photos | Jobs)
- St. Johns (Photos | Jobs)
- Thatcher (Photos | Jobs)
- Page (Photos | Jobs)
- Guadalupe (Photos | Jobs)
- Sahuarita (Photos | Jobs)
- Snowflake (Photos | Jobs)
- Tempe (Photos | Jobs)
- Marana (Photos | Jobs)
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Arizona reading, check out:
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Coolidge is a city in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the city’s population is 11,825.
3. St. Johns
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
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.
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, 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 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?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Arizona, we used the 2011-2016 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 73 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Carefree ended up being the the most gay place with 3.36% 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.
There You Have It — The Most LGBT Friendly Cities in Arizona
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:
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- 10 Best Places To Live In Arizona
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Arizona
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|46||Lake Havasu City||0.23%|