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 0.46% of Delaware residents is gay? That ranks as the number 5 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 1,630 gay households in The First State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Delaware.
After analyzing 32 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Delaware for 2019:
- Lewes (Photos)
- Middl (Photos)
- Milton (Photos)
- Seaford (Photos)
- Newark (Photos)
- Wilmington (Photos)
- Long Neck
According to the facts, Lewes is the gayest place in Delaware 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.
For more Delaware reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Delaware
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Delaware
- 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Delaware
How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Delaware for 2019
In order to rank the gayest cities in Delaware, 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 32 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 1.94% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Delaware. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
Seaford is a city located along the Nanticoke River in Sussex County, Delaware. According to the 2010 Census Bureau figures, the population of the city is 6,928, an increase of 3.4% from the 2000 census. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. It is located 12 miles west-southwest of Wilmington. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 31,454. Newark is home to the University of Delaware, which is often regarded as a top ten ranked University in the United States.
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 13 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.51% (6th highest)
More on Edgemoor: Data
Wilmington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware. The city was built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It is at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain.
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 5 (15th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.38% (8th highest)
More on Long Neck: Data
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 12 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.35% (9th highest)
More on Claymont: Data
Claymont is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 8,253 at the 2010 census.
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 10)
Gay Households: 17 (7th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.33% (10th highest)
More on Glasgow: Data
Glasgow is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 14,303 at the 2010 census.
There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Delaware For 2019
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Delaware, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Delaware:
- Wilmington Manor
For more Delaware reading, check out:
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Delaware
- 10 Safest Places In Delaware
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Delaware
Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Delaware
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