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:
- Burley (Photos)
- Moscow (Photos)
- Bonners Ferry
- Idaho Falls (Photos)
- Ammon (Photos)
- St. Anthony
- 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.
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.
Population: 3,564Gay Households: 38
% Gay Households: 1.07%
Population: 9,643Gay Households: 102
% Gay Households: 1.06%
3. Bonners Ferry
Population: 1,151Gay Households: 12
% Gay Households: 1.04%
Population: 1,052 Gay Households: 10
% Gay Households: 0.95%
5. Idaho Falls
Population: 20,846Gay Households: 160
% Gay Households: 0.77%
Population: 2,016 Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 0.69%
Population: 1,040Gay Households: 7
% Gay Households: 0.67%
Population: 4,475Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.6%
9. St. Anthony
Population: 1,202Gay Households: 7
% Gay Households: 0.58%
10. Boise City
Population: 86,642Gay 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:
For more Idaho reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Most Boring Cities In Idaho – RoadSnacks
- A Hilarious Look At The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Idaho
- These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Idaho – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Idaho
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