These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Delaware


We looked at years of data to determine which Delaware 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 0.59% of Delaware residents is gay? That ranks 9 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 16 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Delaware:

  1. Milton
  2. Lewes
  3. Seaford (Photos)
  4. Middl
  5. Wilmington (Photos)
  6. Georg
  7. Milford (Photos)
  8. Dover (Photos)
  9. Newark (Photos)
  10. Smyrna (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 Delaware.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Delaware?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Delaware, 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 16 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Milton ended up being the the most gay place with 1.37% 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.

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1. Milton

Milton, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,096
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 1.37%

2. Lewes

Lewes, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,347
Gay Households: 17
% Gay Households: 1.26%

3. Seaford

Seaford, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,689
Gay Households: 34
% Gay Households: 1.26%

4. Middl

Source: Public Domain

Population: 6,263
Gay Households: 64
% Gay Households: 1.02%

5. Wilmington

Wilmington, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,085
Gay Households: 276
% Gay Households: 0.95%

6. Georg

Source: Public Domain

Population: 1,623
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 0.92%

7. Milford

Milford, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,720
Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 0.48%

8. Dover

Dover, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,680
Gay Households: 56
% Gay Households: 0.44%

9. Newark

Newark, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,691
Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 0.37%

10. Smyrna

Smyrna, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,001
Gay Households: 9
% Gay Households: 0.22%

There You Have It

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:

  1. New Castle
  2. Millsboro
  3. Laurel

For more Delaware reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Delaware

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Milton 1 0.01% 15 1,096
Lewes 2 0.01% 17 1,347
Seaford 3 0.01% 34 2,689
Middl 4 0.01% 64 6,263
Wilmington 5 0.01% 276 29,085
Georg 6 0.01% 15 1,623
Milford 7 0.0% 18 3,720
Dover 8 0.0% 56 12,680
Newark 9 0.0% 36 9,691
Smyrna 10 0.0% 9 4,001
Camden 11 0.0% 0 1,208
Elsmere 12 0.0% 0 2,143
Harrington 13 0.0% 0 1,355
Laurel 14 0.0% 0 1,222
Millsboro 15 0.0% 0 1,687
New Castle 16 0.0% 0 2,271

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