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 0.58% of Arizona residents is gay? That ranks 10 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 74 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Arizona:
- South Tucson
- Coolidge (Photos)
- Apache Junction (Photos)
- Page (Photos)
- Oro Valley (Photos)
- Flagstaff (Photos)
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. You can also check out the most conservative places in Arizona.
How do you determine the gayest city in Arizona?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Arizona, we used the 2009-2014 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 74 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 2.81% 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.
Population: 1,850Gay Households: 52
% Gay Households: 2.81%
2. South Tucson
Population: 1,829 Gay Households: 50
% Gay Households: 2.73%
Population: 1,606 Gay Households: 33
% Gay Households: 2.05%
Population: 3,839Gay Households: 63
% Gay Households: 1.64%
5. Apache Junction
Population: 15,519Gay Households: 237
% Gay Households: 1.53%
Population: 1,085Gay Households: 16
% Gay Households: 1.47%
Population: 1,709Gay Households: 20
% Gay Households: 1.17%
Population: 2,273Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 1.06%
9. Oro Valley
Population: 17,364Gay Households: 168
% Gay Households: 0.97%
Population: 23,239Gay Households: 219
% Gay Households: 0.94%
There You Have It
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:
- Litchfield Park
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Arizona
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|Lake Havasu City||40||0.0%|