Gayest Places In Connecticut 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 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 0.26% of Connecticut residents is gay? That ranks as the number 30 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 3,794 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 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Connecticut For 2020

  1. New Britain (Photos)
  2. Norwich (Photos)
  3. Meriden (Photos)
  4. Hartford (Photos)
  5. Danbury (Photos)
  6. West Haven (Photos)
  7. Norwalk (Photos)
  8. Middletown (Photos)
  9. Bridgeport (Photos)
  10. New London (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Connecticut? According to the facts, New Britain is the gayest place in Connecticut 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 Connecticut reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Connecticut For 2020

New Britain, CT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 28,383
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 125 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.52% (1st 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.

Norwich, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 16,271
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 38 (14th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.45% (2nd highest)
More on Norwich:  Data | Photos

Norwich, known as ‘The Rose of New England’, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 40,493 at the 2010 United States Census. Three rivers, the Yantic, the Shetucket, and the Quinebaug, flow into the city and form its harbor, from which the Thames River flows south to Long Island Sound.

Meriden, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 26,218
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 122 (7th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.4% (3rd 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.

Hartford, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 45,879
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 180 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.4% (4th 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.

Danbury, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 29,736
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Gay Households: 76 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.38% (5th 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.

West Haven, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 19,576
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 5)
Gay Households: 50 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.37% (6th 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.

Norwalk, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 33,923
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 129 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.35% (7th 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.

Middletown, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 19,054
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 40 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.3% (8th highest)
More on Middletown:  Data | Photos

Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the central part of the state, 16 miles south of Hartford. In 1650, it was incorporated as a town under its original Indian name, Mattabeseck. It received its present name in 1653. Middletown was included within Hartford County upon its creation on May 10, 1666. In 1784, the central settlement was incorporated as a city distinct from the town. Both were included within newly formed Middlesex County in May 1785. In 1923, the City of Middletown was consolidated with the Town, making the city limits of the city quite extensive.

Bridgeport, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 50,547
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 165 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.28% (9th 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.

New London, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 10,975
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 14 (19th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.26% (10th highest)
More on New London:  Data | Photos

New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. It is located at the mouth of the Thames River in New London County, Southeastern Connecticut.

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Connecticut, 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 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 0.52% gay households. You can download the data here.

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.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Connecticut For 2020

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
  • Derby
  • Groton

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Connecticut

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 New Britain 28,383 0.52%
2 Norwich 16,271 0.45%
3 Meriden 26,218 0.4%
4 Hartford 45,879 0.4%
5 Danbury 29,736 0.38%
6 West Haven 19,576 0.37%
7 Norwalk 33,923 0.35%
8 Middletown 19,054 0.3%
9 Bridgeport 50,547 0.28%
10 New London 10,975 0.26%
11 Stamford 49,510 0.21%
12 Milford 21,299 0.21%
13 Ansonia 7,452 0.19%
14 Bristol 24,460 0.16%
15 Torrington 14,429 0.15%
16 New Haven 49,770 0.12%
17 Shelton 16,351 0.12%
18 Naugatuck 11,659 0.12%
19 Waterbury 40,579 0.12%
20 Jewett City 1,286 0.0%
21 Groton 4,136 0.0%
22 Derby 5,011 0.0%
23 Danielson 1,822 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

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