These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Idaho For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth 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 0.25% 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:

  1. Star
  2. St. Anthony (Photos)
  3. Lewiston (Photos)
  4. Kuna (Photos)
  5. Idaho Falls (Photos)
  6. Boise City (Photos)
  7. Pocatello (Photos)
  8. Moscow (Photos)
  9. Jerome (Photos)
  10. 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:

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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,915
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 32 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.1% (1st highest)
More on Star:  Data

St. Anthony, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,067
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 9 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.84% (2nd highest)
More on St. Anthony:  Data | Photos

Lewiston, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 13,527
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 9)
Gay Households: 83 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.61% (3rd highest)
More on Lewiston:  Data | Photos

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, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 5,585
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 34 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.61% (4th highest)
More on Kuna:  Data | Photos

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, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 21,724
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 120 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.55% (5th highest)
More on Idaho Falls:  Data | Photos

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 City, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 88,929
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 474 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.53% (6th 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.

Pocatello, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 20,549
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 90 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.44% (7th 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.

Moscow, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 9,902
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 6)
Gay Households: 40 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.4% (8th highest)
More on Moscow:  Data | Photos

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.

Jerome, ID

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,866
Rank Last Year: 36 (Up 27)
Gay Households: 15 (14th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.39% (9th highest)
More on Jerome:  Data | Photos

Sandpoint, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 3,460
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 12 (17th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.35% (10th 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.

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:

  • Weiser
  • Montpelier
  • Ammon

For more Idaho reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Idaho

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Star 2,915 1.1%
2 St. Anthony 1,067 0.84%
3 Lewiston 13,527 0.61%
4 Kuna 5,585 0.61%
5 Idaho Falls 21,724 0.55%
6 Boise City 88,929 0.53%
7 Pocatello 20,549 0.44%
8 Moscow 9,902 0.4%
9 Jerome 3,866 0.39%
10 Sandpoint 3,460 0.35%
11 Nampa 30,661 0.34%
12 Garden City 5,386 0.33%
13 Hailey 2,669 0.3%
14 Twin Falls 17,692 0.28%
15 Hayden 5,461 0.24%
16 Caldwell 16,204 0.22%
17 Mountain Home 5,344 0.17%
18 Eagle 8,943 0.17%
19 Meridian 33,201 0.15%
20 Middleton 2,222 0.14%
21 Coeur D’alene 20,090 0.06%
22 Salmon 1,466 0.0%
23 St. Maries 1,109 0.0%
24 Payette 2,927 0.0%
25 Soda Springs 1,068 0.0%
26 Preston 1,929 0.0%
27 Post Falls 11,875 0.0%
28 Rathdrum 2,720 0.0%
29 Rigby 1,364 0.0%
30 Rupert 2,101 0.0%
31 Shelley 1,240 0.0%
32 Rexburg 7,942 0.0%
33 American Falls 1,504 0.0%
34 Mccall 1,100 0.0%
35 Kimberly 1,159 0.0%
36 Ketchum 1,286 0.0%
37 Heyburn 1,106 0.0%
38 Grangeville 1,315 0.0%
39 Gooding 1,369 0.0%
40 Fruitland 1,936 0.0%
41 Emmett 2,697 0.0%
42 Chubbuck 5,071 0.0%
43 Burley 3,554 0.0%
44 Buhl 1,633 0.0%
45 Bonners Ferry 1,079 0.0%
46 Blackfoot 4,339 0.0%
47 Ammon 4,966 0.0%
48 Montpelier 1,017 0.0%
49 Weiser 1,928 0.0%