These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Arkansas For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the gayest places in Arkansas.

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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 0.24% of Arkansas residents is gay? That ranks as the number 42 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 2,803 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 114 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Arkansas for 2019:

  1. Stuttgart (Photos)
  2. Morrilton (Photos)
  3. Blytheville (Photos)
  4. Maumelle (Photos)
  5. Beebe (Photos)
  6. Haskell
  7. Clinton
  8. Sherwood (Photos)
  9. Farmington (Photos)
  10. Siloam Springs (Photos)

According to the facts, Stuttgart is the gayest place in Arkansas for 2019.

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.

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How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Arkansas for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in Arkansas, we used the 2013-2017 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 114 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 2.5% 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.

Stuttgart, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 3,674
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 92 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.5% (1st highest)
More on Stuttgart:  Data | Photos

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.

Morrilton, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 2,676
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 59 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.2% (2nd highest)
More on Morrilton:  Data | Photos

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.

Blytheville, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 6,029
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 121 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.01% (3rd highest)
More on Blytheville:  Data | Photos

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.

Maumelle, AR

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 7,520
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 132 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.76% (4th highest)
More on Maumelle:  Data | Photos

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.

Beebe, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 3,045
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 38 (20th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.25% (5th highest)
More on Beebe:  Data | Photos

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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,209
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 14 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.16% (6th highest)
More on Haskell:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,092
Rank Last Year:
Gay Households: 12 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.1% (7th highest)
More on Clinton:  Data

Sherwood, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 12,015
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 100 (7th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.83% (8th highest)
More on Sherwood:  Data | Photos

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.

Farmington, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,690
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 21 (23rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.78% (9th highest)
More on Farmington:  Data | Photos

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.

Siloam Springs, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 5,250
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 39 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.74% (10th highest)
More on Siloam Springs:  Data | Photos

Siloam Springs is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. The city shares a border on the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line with the city of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma, which is within the Cherokee Nation territory. The town was founded in 1882 and was characterized by the purported healing powers of the spring water feeding Sager Creek and trading with nearby Native American tribes. John Brown University was founded in 1919 as a private, interdenominational, Christian liberal arts college in the city. Today, Siloam Springs is known for its efforts to preserve and revitalize the city’s historic downtown and as a promoter of the arts via Sager Creek Arts Center and the JBU art gallery. The community is located on the western edge of the growing Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area and has had a population increase of 47% to 15,039 between the 2000 and 2010 censuses.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Arkansas For 2019

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:

  • Wynne
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • England

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Arkansas

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Stuttgart 3,674 2.5%
2 Morrilton 2,676 2.2%
3 Blytheville 6,029 2.01%
4 Maumelle 7,520 1.76%
5 Beebe 3,045 1.25%
6 Haskell 1,209 1.16%
7 Clinton 1,092 1.1%
8 Sherwood 12,015 0.83%
9 Farmington 2,690 0.78%
10 Siloam Springs 5,250 0.74%
11 Jacksonville 9,814 0.69%
12 Bentonville 15,936 0.68%
13 Centerton 4,129 0.63%
14 Paragould 10,756 0.59%
15 Gravette 1,242 0.56%
16 Walnut Ridge 1,833 0.55%
17 Jonesboro 28,390 0.54%
18 Cherokee Village 2,072 0.53%
19 Greenbrier 1,934 0.52%
20 Fayetteville 33,683 0.44%
21 Benton 12,718 0.43%
22 Little Rock 80,287 0.41%
23 Forrest City 4,131 0.41%
24 Conway 23,835 0.4%
25 Magnolia 4,302 0.37%
26 Greenwood 3,343 0.36%
27 Little Flock 1,136 0.35%
28 Nashville 1,758 0.34%
29 North Little Rock 26,113 0.31%
30 Hot Springs 15,559 0.29%
31 Van Buren 8,677 0.27%
32 Clarksville 3,459 0.26%
33 Rogers 22,726 0.23%
34 Cabot 9,628 0.21%
35 Camden 4,484 0.18%
36 Hope 3,380 0.18%
37 Springdale 25,919 0.17%
38 Brookland 1,163 0.17%
39 Arkadelphia 3,846 0.16%
40 Texarkana 11,794 0.15%
41 West Memphis 9,867 0.14%
42 Helena-West Helena 4,342 0.14%
43 Marion 4,322 0.12%
44 Fort Smith 35,278 0.11%
45 Searcy 8,267 0.07%
46 Pine Bluff 17,071 0.05%
47 Mountain View 1,284 0.0%
48 Monticello 3,547 0.0%
49 Mena 2,277 0.0%
50 Mcgehee 1,642 0.0%
51 Mountain Home 5,923 0.0%
52 Osceola 3,016 0.0%
53 Newport 2,079 0.0%
54 Alma 2,217 0.0%
55 Paris 1,399 0.0%
56 Warren 2,284 0.0%
57 Ward 1,826 0.0%
58 Waldron 1,313 0.0%
59 Vilonia 1,426 0.0%
60 Trumann 2,818 0.0%
61 Tontitown 1,201 0.0%
62 Ozark 1,425 0.0%
63 Sheridan 1,914 0.0%
64 Russellville 10,264 0.0%
65 Prescott 1,128 0.0%
66 Prairie Grove 1,851 0.0%
67 Pocahontas 2,766 0.0%
68 Piggott 1,704 0.0%
69 Pea Ridge 1,812 0.0%
70 Shannon Hills 1,207 0.0%
71 Pottsville 1,082 0.0%
72 Huntsville 1,115 0.0%
73 Marianna 1,576 0.0%
74 Dardanelle 1,518 0.0%
75 Crossett 1,960 0.0%
76 Corning 1,501 0.0%
77 Charleston 1,014 0.0%
78 Cave Springs 1,110 0.0%
79 Cave City 1,003 0.0%
80 Bryant 7,850 0.0%
81 Brinkley 1,193 0.0%
82 Booneville 1,491 0.0%
83 Berryville 1,738 0.0%
84 Batesville 4,080 0.0%
85 Barling 1,838 0.0%
86 Bald Knob 1,143 0.0%
87 Austin 1,020 0.0%
88 Augusta 1,066 0.0%
89 Atkins 1,175 0.0%
90 Ashdown 1,903 0.0%
91 De Queen 1,775 0.0%
92 Dewitt 1,284 0.0%
93 Dumas 1,848 0.0%
94 El Dorado 7,330 0.0%
95 Manila 1,323 0.0%
96 Malvern 3,819 0.0%
97 Lowell 3,008 0.0%
98 Lonoke 1,589 0.0%
99 Lincoln 1,009 0.0%
100 Lake Village 1,040 0.0%

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