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:
- Seaford (Photos)
- Wilmington (Photos)
- Milford (Photos)
- Dover (Photos)
- Newark (Photos)
- 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.
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.
Population: 1,096Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 1.37%
Population: 1,347Gay Households: 17
% Gay Households: 1.26%
Population: 2,689Gay Households: 34
% Gay Households: 1.26%
Population: 6,263 Gay Households: 64
% Gay Households: 1.02%
Population: 29,085Gay Households: 276
% Gay Households: 0.95%
Population: 1,623 Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 0.92%
Population: 3,720Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 0.48%
Population: 12,680Gay Households: 56
% Gay Households: 0.44%
Population: 9,691Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 0.37%
Population: 4,001Gay 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:
- New Castle
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Delaware
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