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 0.3% of Arkansas residents is gay? That ranks 41 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:
- Eureka Springs
- Beebe (Photos)
- Morrilton (Photos)
- Wynne (Photos)
- Walnut Ridge
- Fairfield Bay
- Lowell (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 Arkansas.
How do you determine the gayest city in Arkansas?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Arkansas, 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 109 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Eureka Springs ended up being the the most gay place with 2.13% 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.
1. Eureka Springs
Population: 1,129Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 2.13%
Population: 2,887Gay Households: 56
% Gay Households: 1.94%
Population: 2,616Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 1.61%
Population: 3,156Gay Households: 49
% Gay Households: 1.55%
Population: 1,442 Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.32%
6. Walnut Ridge
Population: 1,882Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 1.28%
Population: 1,766Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.19%
8. Fairfield Bay
Population: 1,121 Gay Households: 13
% Gay Households: 1.16%
Population: 3,485 Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 1.15%
Population: 2,871Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 1.04%
There You Have It
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:
For more Arkansas reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Live In Arkansas According To Science
- These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places in Arkansas – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Miserable Cities In Arkansas – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Arkansas
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|North Little Rock||16||0.01%|