These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Arizona


We looked at years of data to determine which Arizona cities have the most pride

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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:

  1. Carefree
  2. South Tucson
  3. Thatcher
  4. Coolidge (Photos)
  5. Apache Junction (Photos)
  6. Parker
  7. Pinetop-Lakeside
  8. Page (Photos)
  9. Oro Valley (Photos)
  10. 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.

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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.

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1. Carefree

Carefree, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,850
Gay Households: 52
% Gay Households: 2.81%

2. South Tucson


Population: 1,829
Gay Households: 50
% Gay Households: 2.73%

3. Thatcher


Population: 1,606
Gay Households: 33
% Gay Households: 2.05%

4. Coolidge

Coolidge, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,839
Gay Households: 63
% Gay Households: 1.64%

5. Apache Junction

Apache Junction, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,519
Gay Households: 237
% Gay Households: 1.53%

6. Parker

Parker, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,085
Gay Households: 16
% Gay Households: 1.47%

7. Pinetop-Lakeside

Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,709
Gay Households: 20
% Gay Households: 1.17%

8. Page

Page, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,273
Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 1.06%

9. Oro Valley

Oro Valley, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,364
Gay Households: 168
% Gay Households: 0.97%

10. Flagstaff

Flagstaff, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,239
Gay 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:

  1. Litchfield Park
  2. Taylor
  3. Quartzsite

For more Arizona reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Arizona

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Carefree 1 0.03% 52 1,850
South Tucson 2 0.03% 50 1,829
Thatcher 3 0.02% 33 1,606
Coolidge 4 0.02% 63 3,839
Apache Junction 5 0.02% 237 15,519
Parker 6 0.01% 16 1,085
Pinetop-Lakeside 7 0.01% 20 1,709
Page 8 0.01% 24 2,273
Oro Valley 9 0.01% 168 17,364
Flagstaff 10 0.01% 219 23,239
Guadalupe 11 0.01% 14 1,555
Benson 12 0.01% 21 2,374
Phoenix 13 0.01% 4,334 520,856
Marana 14 0.01% 107 13,470
Tempe 15 0.01% 492 63,523
Avondale 16 0.01% 175 23,030
Paradise Valley 17 0.01% 39 5,217
Holbrook 18 0.01% 12 1,625
Tucson 19 0.01% 1,490 204,341
Snowflake 20 0.01% 12 1,644
El Mirage 21 0.01% 71 9,888
Kingman 22 0.01% 76 10,715
Douglas 23 0.01% 29 4,216
Gilbert 24 0.01% 458 71,614
Prescott 25 0.01% 106 18,691
Peoria 26 0.01% 326 58,203
Buckeye 27 0.01% 85 15,396
Glendale 28 0.01% 426 78,496
Mesa 29 0.01% 898 167,609
Willcox 30 0.01% 7 1,396
Scottsdale 31 0.0% 475 100,891
Chandler 32 0.0% 402 86,853
Goodyear 33 0.0% 104 22,873
Maricopa 34 0.0% 65 14,481
Casa Grande 35 0.0% 80 17,672
Bisbee 36 0.0% 11 2,685
Williams 37 0.0% 5 1,241
Fountain Hills 38 0.0% 42 10,669
Yuma 39 0.0% 122 32,523
Lake Havasu City 40 0.0% 83 22,633
Surprise 41 0.0% 154 44,472
Florence 42 0.0% 17 5,232
Chino Valley 43 0.0% 13 4,422
Clarkdale 44 0.0% 5 1,786
Eloy 45 0.0% 9 3,280
Sahuarita 46 0.0% 25 9,135
Prescott Valley 47 0.0% 40 15,611
Nogales 48 0.0% 16 6,529
Sierra Vista 49 0.0% 36 16,911
Cottonwood 50 0.0% 9 4,784
Show Low 51 0.0% 4 4,244
Sedona 52 0.0% 4 5,136
Queen Creek 53 0.0% 5 8,307
Bullhead City 54 0.0% 9 16,796
Camp Verde 55 0.0% 1 4,251
Safford 56 0.0% 0 3,476
Winslow 57 0.0% 0 2,654
Wickenburg 58 0.0% 0 3,224
Wellton 59 0.0% 0 1,222
Cave Creek 60 0.0% 0 2,137
Tolleson 61 0.0% 0 2,070
Payson 62 0.0% 0 6,621
Globe 63 0.0% 0 2,722
Eagar 64 0.0% 0 1,466
Star Valley 65 0.0% 0 1,027
Clifton 66 0.0% 0 1,233
Somerton 67 0.0% 0 4,468
Youn 68 0.0% 0 2,292
Dewey-Humboldt 69 0.0% 0 1,660
San Luis 70 0.0% 0 7,944
St. Johns 71 0.0% 0 1,354
Quartzsite 72 0.0% 0 2,281
Taylor 73 0.0% 0 1,374
Litchfield Park 74 0.0% 0 2,096

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