These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Arkansas


We looked at years of data to determine which Arkansas 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 0.28% of Arkansas residents is gay? That ranks 40 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Natural State.

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

After analyzing 109 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Arkansas:

  1. Morrilton (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Blytheville (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Beebe (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Haskell (Jobs)
  5. Stuttgart (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Sherwood (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Maumelle (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Farmington (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Paragould (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Jacksonville (Photos | Jobs)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Arkansas reading, check out:

1. Morrilton

Morrilton, Arkansas

Households: 2,731
Gay Households: 68
% Gay Households: 2.49%
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Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than 50 miles northwest of Little Rock. The city is the county seat of Conway County. The population was 6,767 at the 2010 census.

2. Blytheville

Blytheville, Arkansas

Households: 6,154
Gay Households: 115
% Gay Households: 1.87%
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Blytheville is the largest city in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. Blytheville is approximately 60 miles north of West Memphis. The population was 18,272 at the 2000 census.

3. Beebe

Beebe, Arkansas

Households: 2,955
Gay Households: 37
% Gay Households: 1.25%
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Beebe, Arkansas is a city in White County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 7,315 at the 2010 census, making it the second most populous in the county. The city is home to a branch campus of Jonesboro-based Arkansas State University.

4. Haskell


Households: 1,348
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 1.11%
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5. Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Arkansas

Households: 3,754
Gay Households: 39
% Gay Households: 1.04%
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Stuttgart is a city in and the county seat of the northern district of Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States. It is located on U.S. Route 79 about 45 miles southeast of Little Rock. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 9,326.

6. Sherwood

Sherwood, Arkansas

Households: 11,748
Gay Households: 120
% Gay Households: 1.02%
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Sherwood is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 29,523. It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area with 699,757 people according to the 2010 census.

7. Maumelle

Maumelle, Arkansas

Households: 7,434
Gay Households: 74
% Gay Households: 1.0%
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Maumelle is an affluent city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 17,163. The city is located northwest of Little Rock, bordering the opposite shore of the Arkansas River and is part of the Little Rock metropolitan area.

8. Farmington

Farmington, Arkansas

Households: 2,541
Gay Households: 23
% Gay Households: 0.91%
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Farmington is a city in Washington County, Arkansas. The community is nestled in a valley among the Boston Mountains, a subset of the Ozark Mountains. Although the first settlers came from the Deep South in 1828, the community did not incorporate until 1946. Located immediately west of Fayetteville in the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan statistical area, Farmington has been experiencing a population boom in recent years, as indicated by a 66% growth in population between the 2000 and 2010 censuses. It has been characterized as a bedroom community by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center.

9. Paragould

Paragould, Arkansas

Households: 10,631
Gay Households: 96
% Gay Households: 0.9%
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Paragould is the county seat of Greene County, and the 19th-largest city in Arkansas, in the United States. The city is located in northeastern Arkansas on the eastern edge of Crowley’s Ridge, a geologic anomaly contained within the Arkansas delta.

10. Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Arkansas

Households: 10,200
Gay Households: 81
% Gay Households: 0.79%
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How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Arkansas?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Arkansas, 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 109 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Morrilton ended up being the the most gay place with 2.49% gay households.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Arkansas. 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 Arkansas

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

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

  1. Alma
  2. Magnolia
  3. White Hall

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Arkansas

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 Morrilton 2.49% 68 2,731
2 Blytheville 1.87% 115 6,154
3 Beebe 1.25% 37 2,955
4 Haskell 1.11% 15 1,348
5 Stuttgart 1.04% 39 3,754
6 Sherwood 1.02% 120 11,748
7 Maumelle 1.0% 74 7,434
8 Farmington 0.91% 23 2,541
9 Paragould 0.9% 96 10,631
10 Jacksonville 0.79% 81 10,200
11 Pottsville 0.77% 8 1,044
12 Prairie Grove 0.67% 12 1,798
13 Jonesboro 0.65% 182 27,962
14 Fayetteville 0.54% 181 33,528
15 Bentonville 0.54% 82 15,206
16 Siloam Springs 0.48% 25 5,170
17 Little Rock 0.47% 377 79,701
18 Batesville 0.47% 19 4,080
19 Walnut Ridge 0.46% 8 1,744
20 Centerton 0.44% 17 3,898
21 Greenbrier 0.43% 8 1,872
22 Benton 0.42% 51 12,072
23 Gravette 0.41% 5 1,224
24 Nashville 0.4% 7 1,741
25 Conway 0.38% 90 23,720
26 North Little Rock 0.36% 96 26,500
27 Hot Springs 0.35% 56 16,184
28 Little Flock 0.34% 4 1,181
29 Greenwood 0.34% 11 3,263
30 Wynne 0.33% 10 3,037
31 Rogers 0.32% 69 21,823
32 Texarkana 0.3% 36 11,821
33 Van Buren 0.29% 25 8,647
34 Forrest City 0.27% 11 4,084
35 Camden 0.25% 12 4,710
36 Clarksville 0.25% 9 3,615
37 Hope 0.24% 8 3,296
38 Cabot 0.18% 17 9,294
39 Springdale 0.18% 46 25,339
40 Pine Bluff 0.18% 31 17,344
41 Helena-West Helena 0.16% 7 4,358
42 Arkadelphia 0.13% 5 3,736
43 West Memphis 0.12% 12 9,669
44 El Dorado 0.12% 9 7,444
45 Bryant 0.12% 9 7,584
46 Fort Smith 0.11% 40 35,553
47 Marion 0.11% 5 4,447
48 Russellville 0.1% 10 10,060
49 Searcy 0.07% 6 8,477
50 Bald Knob 0.0% 0 1,101
51 Pea Ridge 0.0% 0 1,803
52 Ozark 0.0% 0 1,407
53 Berryville 0.0% 0 1,759
54 Piggott 0.0% 0 1,640
55 Osceola 0.0% 0 2,739
56 Pocahontas 0.0% 0 2,752
57 Barling 0.0% 0 1,855
58 Paris 0.0% 0 1,417
59 Dumas 0.0% 0 1,795
60 Sheridan 0.0% 0 1,842
61 Prescott 0.0% 0 1,187
62 Shannon Hills 0.0% 0 1,230
63 Newport 0.0% 0 2,095
64 Augusta 0.0% 0 1,032
65 Atkins 0.0% 0 1,129
66 Ashdown 0.0% 0 1,878
67 Tontitown 0.0% 0 1,097
68 Trumann 0.0% 0 2,889
69 Vilonia 0.0% 0 1,429
70 Waldron 0.0% 0 1,286
71 Ward 0.0% 0 1,830
72 Warren 0.0% 0 2,271
73 Austin 0.0% 0 1,116
74 Booneville 0.0% 0 1,563
75 Mena 0.0% 0 2,378
76 Mountain Home 0.0% 0 5,786
77 England 0.0% 0 1,054
78 Fairfield Bay 0.0% 0 1,150
79 De Queen 0.0% 0 1,863
80 Dardanelle 0.0% 0 1,595
81 Fordyce 0.0% 0 1,640
82 Gentry 0.0% 0 1,411
83 Gosnell 0.0% 0 1,219
84 Crossett 0.0% 0 2,080
85 Corning 0.0% 0 1,480
86 Hamburg 0.0% 0 1,156
87 Harrison 0.0% 0 5,478
88 Cherokee Village 0.0% 0 2,212
89 Heber Springs 0.0% 0 2,923
90 Horseshoe Bend 0.0% 0 1,125
91 Charleston 0.0% 0 1,020
92 Hoxie 0.0% 0 1,143
93 Huntsville 0.0% 0 1,003
94 Brinkley 0.0% 0 1,252
95 Monticello 0.0% 0 3,479
96 Dewitt 0.0% 0 1,250
97 Mcgehee 0.0% 0 1,738
98 Marianna 0.0% 0 1,580
99 Manila 0.0% 0 1,155
100 Mountain View 0.0% 0 1,238

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