Gayest Places In Arkansas For 2020


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth 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 0.18% of Arkansas residents is gay? That ranks as the number 44 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 2,661 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 111 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Arkansas for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Arkansas For 2020

  1. Blytheville (Photos)
  2. Stuttgart (Photos)
  3. Hope (Photos)
  4. Bentonville (Photos)
  5. Magnolia (Photos)
  6. Jacksonville (Photos)
  7. North Little Rock (Photos)
  8. Forrest City (Photos)
  9. Maumelle (Photos)
  10. Arkadelphia (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Arkansas? According to the facts, Blytheville is the gayest place in Arkansas for 2020.

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.

For more Arkansas reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Arkansas For 2020

Blytheville, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 5,841
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 121 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.56% (1st 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.

Stuttgart, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,767
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 98 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.59% (2nd 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.

Hope, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 3,422
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 13)
Gay Households: 23 (22nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.34% (3rd highest)
More on Hope:  Data | Photos

Hope is a city in Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas, United States. Hope is the county seat of Hempstead County and the principal city of the Hope Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Hempstead and Nevada counties. As of the 2010 census the population was 10,095, and in 2015 the population was estimated at 9,891.

Bentonville, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 16,937
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Gay Households: 134 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.28% (4th highest)
More on Bentonville:  Data | Photos

Bentonville is the ninth-largest city in Arkansas and the county seat of Benton County. The city is centrally located in the county with Rogers adjacent to the east. The city is the headquarters of Walmart, which is the world’s largest retailer. Originally named Osage after the Osage Indians who hunted in the area when white settlers first moved to the area in 1837, the community was renamed to Bentonville in 1906 in honor of New York inventor Linn Boyd Benton, after being first incorporated on April 3, 1873. It is one of the four main cities in the four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is ranked 109th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 in 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau. The city itself had a population of 35,301 at the 2010 Census, with an estimated population of 47,093 in 2016.

Magnolia, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 4,152
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 17 (25th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.82% (5th highest)
More on Magnolia:  Data | Photos

Magnolia is a city in Columbia County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 11,577. The city is the county seat of Columbia County.

Jacksonville, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 10,286
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 33 (17th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.64% (6th highest)
More on Jacksonville:  Data | Photos

North Little Rock, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 26,612
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 189 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.62% (7th highest)
More on North Little Rock:  Data | Photos

North Little Rock is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in the central part of the state. The population was 62,304 at the 2010 census. North Little Rock, along with Little Rock and Conway, anchors the six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is further included in the Little Rock-North Little Rock Combined Statistical Area with 902,443 residents.

Forrest City, AR

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Households: 4,064
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 12 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.59% (8th highest)
More on Forrest City:  Data | Photos

Forrest City is a city in St. Francis County, Arkansas, United States, and the county seat. It was named for General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who used the location as a campsite for a construction crew completing a railroad between Memphis and Little Rock, shortly after the Civil War. The population was 15,371 at the 2010 census, an increase from 14,774 in 2000. The city refers to itself as the “Jewel of the Delta”.

Maumelle, AR

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 7,265
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 112 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.52% (9th 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.

Arkadelphia, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,616
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 8)
Gay Households: 9 (33rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.5% (10th highest)
More on Arkadelphia:  Data | Photos

Arkadelphia is a city in Clark County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,714. The city is the county seat of Clark County. It is situated at the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Two universities, Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University, are located there. Arkadelphia was incorporated in 1857.

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Arkansas for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in Arkansas, we used the 2014-2018 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 111 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 3.56% gay households. You can download the data here.

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 For 2020

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
  • Gravette
  • Dewitt

For more Arkansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Arkansas

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Blytheville 5,841 3.56%
2 Stuttgart 3,767 1.59%
3 Hope 3,422 1.34%
4 Bentonville 16,937 1.28%
5 Magnolia 4,152 0.82%
6 Jacksonville 10,286 0.64%
7 North Little Rock 26,612 0.62%
8 Forrest City 4,064 0.59%
9 Maumelle 7,265 0.52%
10 Arkadelphia 3,616 0.5%
11 Rogers 23,836 0.48%
12 Texarkana 11,625 0.46%
13 Little Rock 81,369 0.31%
14 Camden 4,504 0.31%
15 West Memphis 9,742 0.31%
16 Siloam Springs 5,358 0.3%
17 Van Buren 8,802 0.3%
18 Hot Springs 15,359 0.27%
19 Fayetteville 34,480 0.24%
20 Springdale 26,168 0.24%
21 Jonesboro 28,771 0.22%
22 Marion 4,474 0.18%
23 Fort Smith 35,415 0.14%
24 Conway 23,828 0.04%
25 Mountain Home 5,926 0.0%
26 Morrilton 2,819 0.0%
27 Monticello 3,641 0.0%
28 Mena 2,315 0.0%
29 Mcgehee 1,576 0.0%
30 Waldron 1,241 0.0%
31 Searcy 8,311 0.0%
32 Manila 1,318 0.0%
33 Malvern 3,875 0.0%
34 Walnut Ridge 1,818 0.0%
35 Ward 1,769 0.0%
36 Lowell 3,158 0.0%
37 Lonoke 1,633 0.0%
38 Warren 2,321 0.0%
39 Mountain View 1,272 0.0%
40 Marianna 1,574 0.0%
41 Vilonia 1,442 0.0%
42 Nashville 1,687 0.0%
43 Russellville 9,935 0.0%
44 Sheridan 1,899 0.0%
45 Prescott 1,010 0.0%
46 Prairie Grove 1,948 0.0%
47 Pottsville 1,054 0.0%
48 Pocahontas 2,747 0.0%
49 Sherwood 12,127 0.0%
50 Shannon Hills 1,188 0.0%
51 Piggott 1,669 0.0%
52 Paris 1,438 0.0%
53 Paragould 10,692 0.0%
54 Ozark 1,395 0.0%
55 Osceola 2,886 0.0%
56 Tontitown 1,319 0.0%
57 Newport 2,081 0.0%
58 Trumann 2,789 0.0%
59 Pea Ridge 1,957 0.0%
60 Pine Bluff 16,864 0.0%
61 Alma 2,171 0.0%
62 Johnson 1,440 0.0%
63 Clinton 1,008 0.0%
64 Clarksville 3,433 0.0%
65 Cherokee Village 2,320 0.0%
66 Charleston 1,047 0.0%
67 Centerton 4,425 0.0%
68 Cave Springs 1,304 0.0%
69 Cabot 9,903 0.0%
70 Bryant 8,003 0.0%
71 Brookland 1,315 0.0%
72 Brinkley 1,266 0.0%
73 Booneville 1,442 0.0%
74 Berryville 1,885 0.0%
75 Benton 12,926 0.0%
76 Beebe 2,999 0.0%
77 Batesville 4,023 0.0%
78 Barling 1,932 0.0%
79 Bald Knob 1,083 0.0%
80 Austin 1,109 0.0%
81 Augusta 1,068 0.0%
82 Atkins 1,146 0.0%
83 Ashdown 1,925 0.0%
84 Corning 1,426 0.0%
85 Crossett 2,062 0.0%
86 Dardanelle 1,629 0.0%
87 De Queen 1,775 0.0%
88 Hoxie 1,137 0.0%
89 White Hall 1,892 0.0%
90 Horseshoe Bend 1,021 0.0%
91 Helena-West Helena 4,174 0.0%
92 Heber Springs 2,811 0.0%
93 Haskell 1,126 0.0%
94 Harrison 5,369 0.0%
95 Hamburg 1,051 0.0%
96 Gurdon 1,074 0.0%
97 Greenwood 3,343 0.0%
98 Little Flock 1,104 0.0%
99 Greenbrier 1,949 0.0%
100 Gosnell 1,302 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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