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 0.56% of Colorado residents is gay? That ranks 12 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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:
- Eagle (Photos)
- Sheridan (Photos)
- Manitou Springs (Photos)
- Lamar (Photos)
- Cañon City
- Sterling (Photos)
- Denver (Photos)
- Erie (Photos)
- Wheat Ridge
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 Colorado.
How do you determine the gayest city in Colorado?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Colorado, 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 100 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Eagle ended up being the the most gay place with 3.46% 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.
Population: 2,053Gay Households: 71
% Gay Households: 3.46%
Population: 2,261Gay Households: 59
% Gay Households: 2.61%
3. Manitou Springs
Population: 2,598Gay Households: 53
% Gay Households: 2.04%
Population: 3,126Gay Households: 61
% Gay Households: 1.95%
5. Cañon City
Population: 6,699 Gay Households: 110
% Gay Households: 1.64%
Population: 3,228 Gay Households: 47
% Gay Households: 1.46%
Population: 5,081Gay Households: 65
% Gay Households: 1.28%
Population: 271,054Gay Households: 3,385
% Gay Households: 1.25%
Population: 6,489Gay Households: 67
% Gay Households: 1.03%
10. Wheat Ridge
Population: 13,895 Gay Households: 141
% Gay Households: 1.01%
There You Have It
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:
- Federal Heights
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Colorado
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