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 0.3% 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:

  1. Eureka Springs
  2. Beebe (Photos)
  3. Morrilton (Photos)
  4. Wynne (Photos)
  5. Haskell
  6. Walnut Ridge
  7. Nashville
  8. Fairfield Bay
  9. Centerton
  10. 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.

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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.

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1. Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,129
Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 2.13%

2. Beebe

Beebe, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,887
Gay Households: 56
% Gay Households: 1.94%

3. Morrilton

Morrilton, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,616
Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 1.61%

4. Wynne

Wynne, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,156
Gay Households: 49
% Gay Households: 1.55%

5. Haskell


Population: 1,442
Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.32%

6. Walnut Ridge

Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,882
Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 1.28%

7. Nashville

Nashville, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,766
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.19%

8. Fairfield Bay


Population: 1,121
Gay Households: 13
% Gay Households: 1.16%

9. Centerton


Population: 3,485
Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 1.15%

10. Lowell

Lowell, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,871
Gay 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:

  1. Alma
  2. Monticello
  3. Hamburg

For more Arkansas reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Arkansas

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Eureka Springs 1 0.02% 24 1,129
Beebe 2 0.02% 56 2,887
Morrilton 3 0.02% 42 2,616
Wynne 4 0.02% 49 3,156
Haskell 5 0.01% 19 1,442
Walnut Ridge 6 0.01% 24 1,882
Nashville 7 0.01% 21 1,766
Fairfield Bay 8 0.01% 13 1,121
Centerton 9 0.01% 40 3,485
Lowell 10 0.01% 30 2,871
Texarkana 11 0.01% 108 11,825
Jacksonville 12 0.01% 82 10,523
Farmington 13 0.01% 17 2,331
Pottsville 14 0.01% 7 1,013
Blytheville 15 0.01% 42 6,288
North Little Rock 16 0.01% 165 25,879
Gravette 17 0.01% 7 1,150
Hot Springs 18 0.01% 85 15,115
Batesville 19 0.01% 22 3,944
Sherwood 20 0.01% 65 11,828
Benton 21 0.01% 62 11,851
Jonesboro 22 0.01% 140 26,771
Prairie Grove 23 0.01% 9 1,779
Paragould 24 0.01% 54 10,831
Greenbrier 25 0.0% 9 1,828
Little Rock 26 0.0% 362 78,658
Warren 27 0.0% 11 2,498
Cabot 28 0.0% 38 9,106
Fort Smith 29 0.0% 135 34,542
Fayetteville 30 0.0% 119 32,601
Conway 31 0.0% 84 23,205
Bentonville 32 0.0% 50 14,209
Springdale 33 0.0% 84 24,340
Newport 34 0.0% 7 2,143
Bryant 35 0.0% 23 7,170
Stuttgart 36 0.0% 11 3,834
Maumelle 37 0.0% 16 6,758
Greenwood 38 0.0% 8 3,336
Hope 39 0.0% 8 3,435
Rogers 40 0.0% 47 20,289
Harrison 41 0.0% 12 5,507
Bella Vista 42 0.0% 21 11,430
Hoxie 43 0.0% 2 1,124
Pine Bluff 44 0.0% 30 17,998
El Dorado 45 0.0% 13 7,548
Van Buren 46 0.0% 15 8,769
Marion 47 0.0% 6 4,409
Malvern 48 0.0% 5 3,782
Russellville 49 0.0% 8 9,922
Ozark 50 0.0% 0 1,266
Mountain View 51 0.0% 0 1,217
Osceola 52 0.0% 0 2,763
Atkins 53 0.0% 0 1,018
Paris 54 0.0% 0 1,399
Pea Ridge 55 0.0% 0 1,622
Berryville 56 0.0% 0 1,705
Pocahontas 57 0.0% 0 2,694
Prescott 58 0.0% 0 1,316
Mountain Home 59 0.0% 0 5,872
Searcy 60 0.0% 0 8,540
Shannon Hills 61 0.0% 0 1,137
Sheridan 62 0.0% 0 1,750
Siloam Springs 63 0.0% 0 5,103
Ashdown 64 0.0% 0 1,933
Trumann 65 0.0% 0 2,772
Vilonia 66 0.0% 0 1,446
Waldron 67 0.0% 0 1,230
Arkadelphia 68 0.0% 0 3,602
Ward 69 0.0% 0 1,593
West Memphis 70 0.0% 0 9,675
Piggott 71 0.0% 0 1,675
Augusta 72 0.0% 0 1,053
Lonoke 73 0.0% 0 1,532
Mena 74 0.0% 0 2,505
Fordyce 75 0.0% 0 1,769
England 76 0.0% 0 1,189
Elkins 77 0.0% 0 1,065
Dumas 78 0.0% 0 1,848
Dewitt 79 0.0% 0 1,245
De Queen 80 0.0% 0 1,972
Forrest City 81 0.0% 0 4,115
Dardanelle 82 0.0% 0 1,905
Corning 83 0.0% 0 1,570
Clarksville 84 0.0% 0 3,633
Cherokee Village 85 0.0% 0 2,024
Camden 86 0.0% 0 5,013
Brinkley 87 0.0% 0 1,265
Booneville 88 0.0% 0 1,670
Crossett 89 0.0% 0 2,070
Gentry 90 0.0% 0 1,149
Gosnell 91 0.0% 0 1,159
Green Forest 92 0.0% 0 1,025
Marked Tree 93 0.0% 0 1,097
Marianna 94 0.0% 0 1,603
Manila 95 0.0% 0 1,299
Magnolia 96 0.0% 0 4,333
Mcgehee 97 0.0% 0 1,649
Bald Knob 98 0.0% 0 1,161
Little Flock 99 0.0% 0 1,132
Lake Village 100 0.0% 0 1,041

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