These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Connecticut


We looked at years of data to determine which Connecticut 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 0.48% of Connecticut residents is gay? That ranks 19 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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:

  1. Middletown (Photos)
  2. Milford (Photos)
  3. Norwich (Photos)
  4. Norwalk (Photos)
  5. Meriden (Photos)
  6. Ansonia (Photos)
  7. Bridgeport (Photos)
  8. New Haven (Photos)
  9. Hartford (Photos)
  10. Bristol (Photos)

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 Connecticut.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Connecticut?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Connecticut, 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 23 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Middletown ended up being the the most gay place with 0.6% 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.

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1. Middletown

Middletown, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,419
Gay Households: 117
% Gay Households: 0.6%

2. Milford

Milford, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,536
Gay Households: 117
% Gay Households: 0.57%

3. Norwich

Norwich, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,331
Gay Households: 92
% Gay Households: 0.56%

4. Norwalk

Norwalk, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 35,450
Gay Households: 200
% Gay Households: 0.56%

5. Meriden

Meriden, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,018
Gay Households: 133
% Gay Households: 0.55%

6. Ansonia

Ansonia, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,240
Gay Households: 39
% Gay Households: 0.54%

7. Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 50,034
Gay Households: 269
% Gay Households: 0.54%

8. New Haven

New Haven, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 49,945
Gay Households: 267
% Gay Households: 0.53%

9. Hartford

Hartford, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 45,801
Gay Households: 242
% Gay Households: 0.53%

10. Bristol

Bristol, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,194
Gay Households: 121
% Gay Households: 0.48%

There You Have It

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:

  1. Jewett City
  2. Danielson
  3. Torrington

For more Connecticut reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Connecticut

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Middletown 1 0.01% 117 19,419
Milford 2 0.01% 117 20,536
Norwich 3 0.01% 92 16,331
Norwalk 4 0.01% 200 35,450
Meriden 5 0.01% 133 24,018
Ansonia 6 0.01% 39 7,240
Bridgeport 7 0.01% 269 50,034
New Haven 8 0.01% 267 49,945
Hartford 9 0.01% 242 45,801
Bristol 10 0.0% 121 25,194
Naugatuck 11 0.0% 54 12,157
Danbury 12 0.0% 122 29,046
Derby 13 0.0% 21 4,972
New Britain 14 0.0% 114 27,820
Shelton 15 0.0% 57 15,186
West Haven 16 0.0% 78 20,463
New London 17 0.0% 38 10,224
Stamford 18 0.0% 168 46,418
Waterbury 19 0.0% 127 40,960
Groton 20 0.0% 8 4,307
Torrington 21 0.0% 27 14,820
Danielson 22 0.0% 0 1,824
Jewett City 23 0.0% 0 1,321

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