These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Colorado For 2019


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

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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 0.46% of Colorado residents is gay? That ranks as the number 7 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 9,541 gay households in The Centennial State.

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

After analyzing 100 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Colorado for 2019:

  1. Sheridan (Photos)
  2. Wellington (Photos)
  3. Eagle (Photos)
  4. Walsenburg (Photos)
  5. Estes Park (Photos)
  6. Denver (Photos)
  7. Louisville (Photos)
  8. Basalt (Photos)
  9. Englewood (Photos)
  10. Brush (Photos)

According to the facts, Sheridan is the gayest place in Colorado 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.

For more Colorado reading, check out:

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Colorado, 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 100 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 3.74% gay households.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Colorado. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.

Sheridan, CO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,487
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 93 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.74% (1st highest)
More on Sheridan:  Data | Photos

Wellington, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 2,684
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 72 (22nd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.68% (2nd highest)
More on Wellington:  Data | Photos

Wellington is a Statutory Town in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The population was 6,289 at the 2010 census.

Eagle, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 1,966
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 39 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.98% (3rd highest)
More on Eagle:  Data | Photos

Eagle is a statutory town that is the county seat of Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population was 6,508 at the 2010 census, up from 3,032 at the 2000 census.

Walsenburg, CO

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 1,368
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 24 (35th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.75% (4th highest)
More on Walsenburg:  Data | Photos

Estes Park, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 3,199
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Gay Households: 40 (27th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.25% (5th highest)
More on Estes Park:  Data | Photos

The Town of Estes Park is a statutory town in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. A popular summer resort and the location of the headquarters for Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park lies along the Big Thompson River. Estes Park had a population of 5,858 at the 2010 census. Landmarks include The Stanley Hotel and The Baldpate Inn. The town overlooks Lake Estes and Olympus Dam.

Denver, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 287,262
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 3,068 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.07% (6th highest)
More on Denver:  Data | Photos

Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12mi east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level, making it the highest major city in the United States. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station.

Louisville, CO

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Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 8,257
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 80 (20th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.97% (7th highest)
More on Louisville:  Data | Photos

Louisville Colorado is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 18,376 at the 2010 United States Census. Louisville began as a rough mining community in 1877, suffered through a period of extraordinary labor violence early in the 20th century, and then, when the mines closed in the 1950s, made a transition to a suburban residential community. CNN/Money and Money magazine have consistently listed Louisville as one of the 100 best places to live in the United States, ranking it among the top 100 in 2007, 2009 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017.

Basalt, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 1,790
Rank Last Year: 80 (Up 72)
Gay Households: 16 (44th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.89% (8th highest)
More on Basalt:  Data | Photos

Englewood, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 14,904
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Gay Households: 131 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.88% (9th highest)
More on Englewood:  Data | Photos

The City of Englewood is a Home Rule Municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. As of 2010, the population was 30,255. Englewood is part of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area. Englewood is located in the South Platte River Valley east of the Front Range and immediately south of central Denver. Downtown is located immediately east of the confluence of Little Dry Creek and the South Platte River, between Santa Fe Drive and Broadway.

Brush, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 1,948
Rank Last Year: 32 (Up 22)
Gay Households: 15 (46th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.77% (10th highest)
More on Brush:  Data | Photos

The City of Brush is a Statutory City located in Morgan County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 5463 at the 2010 United States Census.

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

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

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

  • Yuma
  • Frisco
  • Monte Vista

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Colorado

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Sheridan 2,487 3.74%
2 Wellington 2,684 2.68%
3 Eagle 1,966 1.98%
4 Walsenburg 1,368 1.75%
5 Estes Park 3,199 1.25%
6 Denver 287,262 1.07%
7 Louisville 8,257 0.97%
8 Basalt 1,790 0.89%
9 Englewood 14,904 0.88%
10 Brush 1,948 0.77%
11 Eaton 1,690 0.77%
12 Wheat Ridge 14,398 0.69%
13 Woodland Park 2,946 0.68%
14 Delta 3,548 0.68%
15 Glendale 2,919 0.62%
16 Glenwood Springs 3,967 0.6%
17 Manitou Springs 2,497 0.6%
18 Broomfield 25,938 0.54%
19 Boulder 42,679 0.54%
20 Castle Rock 19,388 0.52%
21 Thornton 44,226 0.5%
22 Fort Collins 61,532 0.49%
23 Fruita 5,198 0.46%
24 Colorado Springs 176,026 0.46%
25 Arvada 45,967 0.45%
26 Erie 7,436 0.44%
27 Fort Lupton 2,512 0.44%
28 Rifle 3,217 0.44%
29 La Junta 2,837 0.42%
30 Lakewood 64,734 0.42%
31 Durango 6,998 0.41%
32 Pueblo 43,464 0.41%
33 Aurora 127,134 0.4%
34 Lafayette 11,210 0.39%
35 Greenwood Village 6,127 0.39%
36 Windsor 8,482 0.39%
37 Littleton 19,786 0.38%
38 Aspen 3,199 0.38%
39 Centennial 39,505 0.35%
40 Castle Pines 3,483 0.34%
41 Westminster 43,105 0.34%
42 Loveland 30,724 0.32%
43 Commerce City 15,240 0.31%
44 Longmont 35,020 0.3%
45 Lone Tree 5,393 0.3%
46 Parker 17,447 0.29%
47 Evans 6,624 0.29%
48 Grand Junction 25,498 0.25%
49 CaƱon City 7,240 0.23%
50 Greeley 35,089 0.23%
51 Severance 1,319 0.23%
52 Fountain 9,643 0.22%
53 Northglenn 13,699 0.21%
54 Federal Heights 4,196 0.19%
55 Brighton 11,865 0.16%
56 Firestone 4,002 0.15%
57 Sterling 5,116 0.14%
58 Frederick 3,824 0.13%
59 Fort Morgan 4,087 0.07%
60 Orchard City 1,342 0.0%
61 Palisade 1,116 0.0%
62 Palmer Lake 1,080 0.0%
63 Vail 2,206 0.0%
64 Trinidad 3,747 0.0%
65 Silt 1,109 0.0%
66 Salida 2,582 0.0%
67 Steamboat Springs 4,830 0.0%
68 Snowmass Village 1,188 0.0%
69 Rocky Ford 1,560 0.0%
70 Silverthorne 1,377 0.0%
71 Superior 4,493 0.0%
72 New Castle 1,554 0.0%
73 Alamosa 3,731 0.0%
74 Montrose 8,109 0.0%
75 Avon 2,165 0.0%
76 Berthoud 2,427 0.0%
77 Breckenridge 1,420 0.0%
78 Buena Vista 1,198 0.0%
79 Burlington 1,330 0.0%
80 Carbondale 2,343 0.0%
81 Cherry Hills Village 2,156 0.0%
82 Cortez 3,537 0.0%
83 Craig 3,606 0.0%
84 Dacono 1,881 0.0%
85 Edgewater 2,386 0.0%
86 Monument 2,086 0.0%
87 Florence 1,685 0.0%
88 Golden 7,411 0.0%
89 Gunnison 2,415 0.0%
90 Gypsum 2,116 0.0%
91 John 4,955 0.0%
92 Lamar 3,152 0.0%
93 Leadville 1,293 0.0%
94 Lochbuie 1,751 0.0%
95 Mead 1,438 0.0%
96 Meeker 1,015 0.0%
97 Milliken 2,229 0.0%
98 Monte Vista 1,768 0.0%
99 Frisco 1,183 0.0%
100 Yuma 1,670 0.0%