Gayest Places In Idaho 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 Idaho.

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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 0.24% of Idaho residents is gay? That ranks as the number 36 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 1,629 gay households in The Gem State.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Idaho.

After analyzing 50 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Idaho for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Idaho For 2020

  1. St. Anthony (Photos)
  2. Pocatello (Photos)
  3. Nampa (Photos)
  4. Mountain Home (Photos)
  5. Jerome (Photos)
  6. Sandpoint (Photos)
  7. Twin Falls (Photos)
  8. Boise City (Photos)
  9. Meridian (Photos)
  10. Garden City (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Idaho? According to the facts, St. Anthony is the gayest place in Idaho 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 Idaho reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Idaho For 2020

St. Anthony, ID

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,026
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 7 (20th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.36% (1st highest)
More on St. Anthony:  Data | Photos

Pocatello, ID

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Overall SnackAbility

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/10

Households: 20,552
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 112 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.91% (2nd highest)
More on Pocatello:  Data | Photos

Pocatello ) is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. It is the principal city of the Pocatello metropolitan area, which encompasses all of Bannock county. As of the 2010 census the population of Pocatello was 54,255.

Nampa, ID

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 31,585
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 139 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.67% (3rd highest)
More on Nampa:  Data | Photos

Nampa ) is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho. The population of Nampa was 81,557 at the 2010 census making it the second-most populous city in Idaho. Nampa is located about 20 miles west of Boise along Interstate 84, and six miles west of Meridian. Nampa is the second principal city of the Boise-Nampa metropolitan area. The name “Nampa” may have come from a Shoshoni word meaning either moccasin or footprint.

Mountain Home, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 5,497
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 25 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.62% (4th highest)
More on Mountain Home:  Data | Photos

Jerome, ID

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,908
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 12 (16th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.61% (5th highest)
More on Jerome:  Data | Photos

Sandpoint, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 3,366
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 10 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.59% (6th highest)
More on Sandpoint:  Data | Photos

Sandpoint is the largest town in, and the county seat of, Bonner County, Idaho, United States. Its population was 7,365 at the 2010 census.

Twin Falls, ID

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 18,047
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 51 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.57% (7th highest)
More on Twin Falls:  Data | Photos

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. The city had a population of 44,125 as of the 2010 census.

Boise City, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 89,975
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Gay Households: 448 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.47% (8th highest)
More on Boise City:  Data | Photos

Boise ) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho, as well as the county seat of Ada County. Located on the Boise River in southwestern Idaho, the population of Boise at the 2010 Census was 205,671, the 99th largest in the United States. Its estimated population in 2016 was 223,154.

Meridian, ID

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 34,783
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 58 (7th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.33% (9th highest)
More on Meridian:  Data | Photos

Meridian is a city located in Ada County in the US state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Meridian was 75,092 making it the third largest city in Idaho after Boise and Nampa. A 2015 estimate placed the population at approximately 90,739. Meridian is the state’s fastest-growing city, with an 81.5 percent increase in population since 2000.

Garden City, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 5,624
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 13 (15th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.21% (10th highest)
More on Garden City:  Data | Photos

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Idaho, 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 50 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 1.36% gay households. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Idaho. 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 Idaho For 2020

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Idaho, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Idaho:

  • Weiser
  • Fruitland
  • Lewiston

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Idaho

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 St. Anthony 1,026 1.36%
2 Pocatello 20,552 0.91%
3 Nampa 31,585 0.67%
4 Mountain Home 5,497 0.62%
5 Jerome 3,908 0.61%
6 Sandpoint 3,366 0.59%
7 Twin Falls 18,047 0.57%
8 Boise City 89,975 0.47%
9 Meridian 34,783 0.33%
10 Garden City 5,624 0.21%
11 Idaho Falls 22,197 0.19%
12 Coeur D’alene 20,766 0.12%
13 Caldwell 16,342 0.05%
14 Orofino 1,015 0.0%
15 Payette 2,959 0.0%
16 Post Falls 12,117 0.0%
17 American Falls 1,447 0.0%
18 Rathdrum 2,831 0.0%
19 Moscow 9,977 0.0%
20 Rigby 1,413 0.0%
21 Rupert 2,076 0.0%
22 Salmon 1,395 0.0%
23 Shelley 1,262 0.0%
24 Soda Springs 1,082 0.0%
25 St. Maries 1,145 0.0%
26 Star 3,157 0.0%
27 Preston 1,966 0.0%
28 Rexburg 8,018 0.0%
29 Kuna 5,992 0.0%
30 Mccall 1,440 0.0%
31 Ammon 5,139 0.0%
32 Blackfoot 4,210 0.0%
33 Bonners Ferry 1,155 0.0%
34 Buhl 1,763 0.0%
35 Burley 3,659 0.0%
36 Chubbuck 5,131 0.0%
37 Dalton Gardens 1,014 0.0%
38 Eagle 9,337 0.0%
39 Middleton 2,288 0.0%
40 Emmett 2,684 0.0%
41 Gooding 1,413 0.0%
42 Grangeville 1,341 0.0%
43 Hailey 2,560 0.0%
44 Hayden 5,719 0.0%
45 Heyburn 1,077 0.0%
46 Ketchum 1,213 0.0%
47 Kimberly 1,206 0.0%
48 Lewiston 13,564 0.0%
49 Fruitland 2,032 0.0%
50 Weiser 2,079 0.0%

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