These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Colorado


We looked at years of data to determine which Colorado 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 0.56% 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:

  1. Eagle (Photos)
  2. Sheridan (Photos)
  3. Manitou Springs (Photos)
  4. Lamar (Photos)
  5. Cañon City
  6. Frederick
  7. Sterling (Photos)
  8. Denver (Photos)
  9. Erie (Photos)
  10. 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.

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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.

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1. Eagle

Eagle, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,053
Gay Households: 71
% Gay Households: 3.46%

2. Sheridan

Sheridan, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,261
Gay Households: 59
% Gay Households: 2.61%

3. Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,598
Gay Households: 53
% Gay Households: 2.04%

4. Lamar

Lamar, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,126
Gay Households: 61
% Gay Households: 1.95%

5. Cañon City

Source: Public Domain

Population: 6,699
Gay Households: 110
% Gay Households: 1.64%

6. Frederick


Population: 3,228
Gay Households: 47
% Gay Households: 1.46%

7. Sterling

Sterling, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,081
Gay Households: 65
% Gay Households: 1.28%

8. Denver

Denver, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 271,054
Gay Households: 3,385
% Gay Households: 1.25%

9. Erie

Erie, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,489
Gay 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:

  1. Yuma
  2. Federal Heights
  3. Milliken

For more Colorado reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Colorado

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Eagle 1 0.03% 71 2,053
Sheridan 2 0.03% 59 2,261
Manitou Springs 3 0.02% 53 2,598
Lamar 4 0.02% 61 3,126
Cañon City 5 0.02% 110 6,699
Frederick 6 0.01% 47 3,228
Sterling 7 0.01% 65 5,081
Denver 8 0.01% 3,385 271,054
Erie 9 0.01% 67 6,489
Wheat Ridge 10 0.01% 141 13,895
Woodland Park 11 0.01% 24 2,854
Estes Park 12 0.01% 23 3,044
Fort Collins 13 0.01% 435 57,146
Fort Morgan 14 0.01% 31 4,131
Louisville 15 0.01% 58 7,870
Lafayette 16 0.01% 75 10,482
Wellington 17 0.01% 16 2,370
Englewood 18 0.01% 94 14,231
Fort Lupton 19 0.01% 17 2,601
Frisco 20 0.01% 7 1,112
Commerce City 21 0.01% 91 14,581
Superior 22 0.01% 27 4,410
Boulder 23 0.01% 250 41,687
Littleton 24 0.01% 112 19,031
Windsor 25 0.01% 42 7,210
Westminster 26 0.01% 238 41,821
Broomfield 27 0.01% 124 22,651
Centennial 28 0.01% 209 38,423
Lakewood 29 0.01% 321 62,283
Brush 30 0.01% 10 1,967
Delta 31 0.01% 18 3,520
Thornton 32 0.01% 211 41,632
Durango 33 0.0% 33 6,723
Evans 34 0.0% 30 6,377
Aurora 35 0.0% 567 123,344
Aspen 36 0.0% 14 3,149
Colorado Springs 37 0.0% 739 170,273
La Junta 38 0.0% 12 2,835
Castle Rock 39 0.0% 71 17,767
Florence 40 0.0% 6 1,551
Edgewater 41 0.0% 9 2,359
Loveland 42 0.0% 106 29,227
Longmont 43 0.0% 120 33,859
Pueblo 44 0.0% 144 43,371
Greenwood Village 45 0.0% 19 6,000
Rifle 46 0.0% 10 3,146
Firestone 47 0.0% 11 3,389
Glendale 48 0.0% 7 2,501
Greeley 49 0.0% 95 33,533
Carbondale 50 0.0% 6 2,208
Glenwood Springs 51 0.0% 10 3,887
Walsenburg 52 0.0% 3 1,160
Severance 53 0.0% 3 1,150
Arvada 54 0.0% 108 43,779
Northglenn 55 0.0% 30 13,945
Fountain 56 0.0% 19 9,144
Brighton 57 0.0% 22 10,895
Castle Pines 58 0.0% 7 3,671
Lone Tree 59 0.0% 9 4,752
Monte Vista 60 0.0% 3 1,816
Montrose 61 0.0% 13 8,267
Grand Junction 62 0.0% 32 24,343
Eaton 63 0.0% 2 1,521
Parker 64 0.0% 20 16,282
Salida 65 0.0% 0 2,443
Silverthorne 66 0.0% 0 1,420
Orchard City 67 0.0% 0 1,403
Steamboat Springs 68 0.0% 0 5,027
Palmer Lake 69 0.0% 0 1,037
Palisade 70 0.0% 0 1,164
Trinidad 71 0.0% 0 3,448
Vail 72 0.0% 0 2,451
Rocky Ford 73 0.0% 0 1,588
Snowmass Village 74 0.0% 0 1,253
Alamosa 75 0.0% 0 3,580
Monument 76 0.0% 0 1,883
Avon 77 0.0% 0 2,153
Basalt 78 0.0% 0 1,553
Berthoud 79 0.0% 0 2,061
Breckenridge 80 0.0% 0 1,682
Buena Vista 81 0.0% 0 1,121
Burlington 82 0.0% 0 1,418
Cedaredge 83 0.0% 0 1,052
Cherry Hills Village 84 0.0% 0 2,085
Cortez 85 0.0% 0 3,500
Craig 86 0.0% 0 3,286
New Castle 87 0.0% 0 1,507
Dacono 88 0.0% 0 1,617
Fruita 89 0.0% 0 4,697
Golden 90 0.0% 0 7,581
Gunnison 91 0.0% 0 2,166
Gypsum 92 0.0% 0 1,902
John 93 0.0% 0 3,842
Leadville 94 0.0% 0 1,380
Lochbuie 95 0.0% 0 1,666
Mead 96 0.0% 0 1,347
Meeker 97 0.0% 0 1,150
Milliken 98 0.0% 0 1,898
Federal Heights 99 0.0% 0 4,329
Yuma 100 0.0% 0 1,643

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