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 0.25% of Idaho residents is gay? That ranks as the number 41 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 1,498 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 49 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Idaho for 2019:
- St. Anthony (Photos)
- Lewiston (Photos)
- Kuna (Photos)
- Idaho Falls (Photos)
- Boise City (Photos)
- Pocatello (Photos)
- Moscow (Photos)
- Jerome (Photos)
- Sandpoint (Photos)
According to the facts, Star is the gayest place in Idaho 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 Idaho reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Idaho
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Idaho
- 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Idaho
How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Idaho for 2019
In order to rank the gayest cities in Idaho, 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 49 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 1.1% gay households.
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.
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 32 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.1% (1st highest)
More on Star: Data
Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. It is the second-largest city in the northern Idaho region, behind Coeur d’Alene, and ninth-largest in the state. Lewiston is the principal city of the Lewiston, ID – Clarkston, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Nez Perce County and Asotin County, Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population of Lewiston was 31,894, up from 30,904 in 2000.
Kuna is a city in Ada County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the Boise City-Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 15,210 at the 2010 census.
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Idaho Falls was 56,813, with a metro population of 136,108. As of 2016, the population was estimated at 60,211.
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.
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.
Moscow is a city in northern Idaho along the state border with Washington, with a population of 23,800 at the 2010 census. The county seat and largest city of Latah County, Moscow is the home of the University of Idaho, the state’s land grant institution and primary research university, as well as the home of New Saint Andrews College, a Christian liberal arts college.
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.
There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Idaho For 2019
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:
For more Idaho reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Idaho