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 0.28% of Idaho residents is gay? That ranks 39 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 47 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Idaho:
- Star (Jobs)
- Moscow (Photos | Jobs)
- Kuna (Photos | Jobs)
- St. Anthony (Photos | Jobs)
- Burley (Photos | Jobs)
- Blackfoot (Photos | Jobs)
- Idaho Falls (Photos | Jobs)
- Montpelier (Jobs)
- Nampa (Photos | Jobs)
- Heyburn (Photos | Jobs)
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Idaho reading, check out:
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.
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.
4. St. Anthony
Blackfoot is a city in Bingham County, Idaho, United States. The population was 11,899 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Bingham County. Blackfoot boasts the largest potato industry in any one area, and is known as the “Potato Capital of the World.” It is the site of the Idaho Potato Museum, and the home of the world’s largest baked potato and potato chip. Blackfoot is also the location of the Eastern Idaho State Fair, which operates between Labor Day weekend and the following weekend.
7. Idaho Falls
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.
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.
How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Idaho?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Idaho, we used the 2011-2016 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 47 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Star ended up being the the most gay place with 1.18% 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.
There You Have It — The Most LGBT Friendly Cities in Idaho
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:
- Bonners Ferry
For more Idaho reading, check out:
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Idaho
- 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Idaho
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Idaho
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Idaho
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