These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Idaho


We looked at years of data to determine which Idaho 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 0.28% of Idaho residents is gay? That ranks 44 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 48 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Idaho:

  1. Burley (Photos)
  2. Moscow (Photos)
  3. Bonners Ferry
  4. Montpelier
  5. Idaho Falls (Photos)
  6. Star
  7. Orofino
  8. Ammon (Photos)
  9. St. Anthony
  10. Boise City (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 Idaho.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Idaho?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Idaho, 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 48 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Burley ended up being the the most gay place with 1.07% 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.

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1. Burley

Burley, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,564
Gay Households: 38
% Gay Households: 1.07%

2. Moscow

Moscow, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,643
Gay Households: 102
% Gay Households: 1.06%

3. Bonners Ferry

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,151
Gay Households: 12
% Gay Households: 1.04%

4. Montpelier


Population: 1,052
Gay Households: 10
% Gay Households: 0.95%

5. Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,846
Gay Households: 160
% Gay Households: 0.77%

6. Star


Population: 2,016
Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 0.69%

7. Orofino

Orofino, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,040
Gay Households: 7
% Gay Households: 0.67%

8. Ammon

Ammon, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,475
Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.6%

9. St. Anthony

St. Anthony, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,202
Gay Households: 7
% Gay Households: 0.58%

10. Boise City

Boise City, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 86,642
Gay Households: 434
% Gay Households: 0.5%

There You Have It

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:

  1. Kuna
  2. Payette
  3. Buhl

For more Idaho reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Idaho

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Burley 1 0.01% 38 3,564
Moscow 2 0.01% 102 9,643
Bonners Ferry 3 0.01% 12 1,151
Montpelier 4 0.01% 10 1,052
Idaho Falls 5 0.01% 160 20,846
Star 6 0.01% 14 2,016
Orofino 7 0.01% 7 1,040
Ammon 8 0.01% 27 4,475
St. Anthony 9 0.01% 7 1,202
Boise City 10 0.01% 434 86,642
Blackfoot 11 0.0% 21 4,280
Pocatello 12 0.0% 85 20,379
Post Falls 13 0.0% 46 11,202
Heyburn 14 0.0% 4 1,039
Weiser 15 0.0% 7 1,951
Garden City 16 0.0% 17 4,904
Hayden 17 0.0% 17 5,222
Lewiston 18 0.0% 26 13,361
Nampa 19 0.0% 53 28,098
Caldwell 20 0.0% 26 15,641
Coeur D’Alene 21 0.0% 28 18,860
Mountain Home 22 0.0% 3 5,392
Middleton 23 0.0% 1 1,972
Twin Falls 24 0.0% 9 16,412
Meridian 25 0.0% 15 28,431
Soda Springs 26 0.0% 0 1,244
Rupert 27 0.0% 0 1,895
Rathdrum 28 0.0% 0 2,505
Rexburg 29 0.0% 0 7,238
Shelley 30 0.0% 0 1,313
Sandpoint 31 0.0% 0 3,447
Salmon 32 0.0% 0 1,518
Preston 33 0.0% 0 1,798
Rigby 34 0.0% 0 1,377
American Falls 35 0.0% 0 1,414
Kimberly 36 0.0% 0 1,094
Ketchum 37 0.0% 0 1,618
Jerome 38 0.0% 0 3,771
Hailey 39 0.0% 0 3,246
Grangeville 40 0.0% 0 1,421
Gooding 41 0.0% 0 1,391
Fruitland 42 0.0% 0 1,770
Emmett 43 0.0% 0 2,545
Eagle 44 0.0% 0 7,595
Chubbuck 45 0.0% 0 4,917
Buhl 46 0.0% 0 1,491
Payette 47 0.0% 0 2,669
Kuna 48 0.0% 0 5,279

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