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 0.4% of Indiana residents is gay? That ranks 28 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Hoosier State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Indiana.
After analyzing 172 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Indiana:
- New Whiteland
- Pittsboro (Photos)
- Oakland City
- Brookville (Photos)
- Corydon (Photos)
- Avon (Photos)
- Columbia 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 Indiana.
How do you determine the gayest city in Indiana?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Indiana, 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 172 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, New Whiteland ended up being the the most gay place with 2.67% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Indiana. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
1. New Whiteland
Population: 2,061 Gay Households: 55
% Gay Households: 2.67%
Population: 2,655 Gay Households: 70
% Gay Households: 2.64%
Population: 1,048Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 2.48%
Population: 1,472 Gay Households: 32
% Gay Households: 2.17%
5. Oakland City
Population: 1,017 Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 1.77%
Population: 1,185Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.6%
Population: 1,377Gay Households: 20
% Gay Households: 1.45%
Population: 4,916Gay Households: 66
% Gay Households: 1.34%
9. Columbia City
Population: 3,708Gay Households: 44
% Gay Households: 1.19%
Population: 1,018 Gay Households: 12
% Gay Households: 1.18%
There You Have It
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Indiana, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Indiana:
- Crown Point
- Fort Branch
For more Indiana reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Indiana – RoadSnacks
- Don’t Show This To Your Friends From Indiana. They’ll Never Quit Bragging.
- A Hilarious Look At The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Indiana
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Indiana
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