These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

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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 0.29% of Connecticut residents is gay? That ranks as the number 36 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 3,900 gay households in The Constitution State.

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

After analyzing 23 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Connecticut for 2019:

  1. Naugatuck (Photos)
  2. West Haven (Photos)
  3. Hartford (Photos)
  4. Meriden (Photos)
  5. Waterbury (Photos)
  6. New Britain (Photos)
  7. Bridgeport (Photos)
  8. Norwalk (Photos)
  9. Danbury (Photos)
  10. Bristol (Photos)

According to the facts, Naugatuck is the gayest place in Connecticut 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.

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Connecticut, 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 23 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 0.54% gay households.

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

Naugatuck, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 11,765
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 64 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.54% (1st highest)
More on Naugatuck:  Data | Photos

Naugatuck is a consolidated borough and town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The town spans both sides of the Naugatuck River just south of Waterbury, and includes the communities of Union City on the east side of the river, which has its own post office, Straitsville on the southeast, and Millville on the west. As of the 2010 census, Naugatuck had a population of 31,862.

West Haven, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 19,387
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 89 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.46% (2nd highest)
More on West Haven:  Data | Photos

West Haven is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 55,564.

Hartford, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 45,822
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 8)
Gay Households: 196 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.43% (3rd highest)
More on Hartford:  Data | Photos

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It was the seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. As of the 2010 Census, Hartford’s population was 124,775, making it Connecticut’s third-largest city after the coastal cities of Bridgeport and New Haven. Census Bureau estimates since then have indicated Hartford’s fall to fourth place statewide, as a result of sustained population growth in the coastal city of Stamford.

Meriden, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 26,109
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 109 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.42% (4th highest)
More on Meriden:  Data | Photos

Meriden is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, located halfway between the regional cities of New Haven and Hartford. In 2010, the population of the city was 60,868.

Waterbury, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 39,816
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 164 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.41% (5th highest)
More on Waterbury:  Data | Photos

Waterbury is a city in the U.S. state of Connecticut on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles southwest of Hartford and 77 miles northeast of New York City. Waterbury is in New Haven County, Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, Waterbury had a population of 110,366, making it the 10th largest city in the New York Metropolitan Area, 9th largest city in New England and the 5th largest city in Connecticut.

New Britain, CT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 28,531
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 97 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.34% (6th highest)
More on New Britain:  Data | Photos

New Britain is a city in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Hartford. According to 2010 Census, the population of the city is 73,206.

Bridgeport, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 50,341
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 163 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.32% (7th highest)
More on Bridgeport:  Data | Photos

Bridgeport is a seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is the largest city in the state and is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound. Bridgeport had a population of 144,229 during the 2010 Census, making it also the 5th-most populous in New England. It is bordered by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east. The Greater Bridgeport area is the 48th-largest urban area in the United States. Located 60 miles from Manhattan and 40 miles from the Bronx, Bridgeport is also part of the New York metropolitan area.

Norwalk, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 33,385
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 105 (7th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.31% (8th highest)
More on Norwalk:  Data | Photos

Norwalk, is a U.S city located in southwestern Connecticut, in southern Fairfield County, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Norwalk is included statistically within both the New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area as well as the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Danbury, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 29,692
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 93 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.31% (9th highest)
More on Danbury:  Data | Photos

Danbury is a city in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, located along the Still River approximately 70 miles northeast of New York’s city center. Danbury’s population at the 2010 census was 80,893. Danbury is the fourth most populous city in Fairfield County, and seventh among Connecticut cities. The city is within the New York combined statistical area and Bridgeport metropolitan area.

Bristol, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 24,789
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 4)
Gay Households: 76 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.31% (10th highest)
More on Bristol:  Data | Photos

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

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

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

  • Danielson
  • Jewett City
  • Shelton

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Connecticut

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Naugatuck 11,765 0.54%
2 West Haven 19,387 0.46%
3 Hartford 45,822 0.43%
4 Meriden 26,109 0.42%
5 Waterbury 39,816 0.41%
6 New Britain 28,531 0.34%
7 Bridgeport 50,341 0.32%
8 Norwalk 33,385 0.31%
9 Danbury 29,692 0.31%
10 Bristol 24,789 0.31%
11 Derby 4,919 0.3%
12 Stamford 48,647 0.28%
13 New Haven 49,987 0.26%
14 Ansonia 6,981 0.2%
15 Middletown 19,187 0.2%
16 Norwich 15,795 0.16%
17 Milford 20,938 0.15%
18 New London 10,984 0.13%
19 Groton 4,254 0.12%
20 Torrington 14,907 0.09%
21 Shelton 15,961 0.06%
22 Jewett City 1,308 0.0%
23 Danielson 1,976 0.0%

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