These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Louisiana 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 Louisiana.

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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 0.31% of Louisiana residents is gay? That ranks as the number 30 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 5,384 gay households in The Pelican State.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Louisiana.

After analyzing 100 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Louisiana for 2019:

  1. Kaplan
  2. Church Point
  3. Kinder (Photos)
  4. Scott (Photos)
  5. Iowa
  6. Jonesboro (Photos)
  7. Bogalusa (Photos)
  8. Abita Springs (Photos)
  9. New Orleans (Photos)
  10. New Iberia (Photos)

According to the facts, Kaplan is the gayest place in Louisiana 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.

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How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Louisiana for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in Louisiana, 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 100 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 5.37% gay households.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Louisiana. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,731
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 93 (7th highest)
% Gay Households: 5.37% (1st highest)
More on Kaplan:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,968
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 76 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.86% (2nd highest)
More on Church Point:  Data

Kinder, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,014
Rank Last Year:
Gay Households: 23 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.27% (3rd highest)
More on Kinder:  Data | Photos

Scott, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 3,445
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 55 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.6% (4th highest)
More on Scott:  Data | Photos

Scott is the fourth largest municipality in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population rose to over 8,000 according to the 2010 census results. Scott is a suburb of Lafayette and is part of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 1,329
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Gay Households: 15 (25th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.13% (5th highest)
More on Iowa:  Data

Jonesboro, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,442
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 13 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.9% (6th highest)
More on Jonesboro:  Data | Photos

Bogalusa, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

1
/10

Households: 4,700
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 42 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.89% (7th highest)
More on Bogalusa:  Data | Photos

Bogalusa is a city in Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 12,232 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Bogalusa Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Washington Parish and is also part of the larger New Orleans-Metairie-Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area.

Abita Springs, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,049
Rank Last Year:
Gay Households: 8 (36th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.76% (8th highest)
More on Abita Springs:  Data | Photos

New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 154,895
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 1,150 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.74% (9th highest)
More on New Orleans:  Data | Photos

New Orleans ) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

New Iberia, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 11,402
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 82 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.72% (10th highest)
More on New Iberia:  Data | Photos

New Iberia is the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is a small city located 30 miles southeast of Lafayette.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Louisiana For 2019

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Louisiana, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Louisiana:

  • Abbeville
  • Jennings
  • New Roads

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Louisiana

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Kaplan 1,731 5.37%
2 Church Point 1,968 3.86%
3 Kinder 1,014 2.27%
4 Scott 3,445 1.6%
5 Iowa 1,329 1.13%
6 Jonesboro 1,442 0.9%
7 Bogalusa 4,700 0.89%
8 Abita Springs 1,049 0.76%
9 New Orleans 154,895 0.74%
10 New Iberia 11,402 0.72%
11 Monroe 17,410 0.65%
12 Gonzales 4,008 0.65%
13 Arcadia 1,102 0.64%
14 Hammond 6,605 0.59%
15 Sunset 1,062 0.56%
16 Bossier City 25,885 0.56%
17 Youngsville 3,960 0.53%
18 Lafayette 49,679 0.52%
19 Harahan 3,857 0.52%
20 Baton Rouge 86,241 0.43%
21 Opelousas 6,109 0.43%
22 Eunice 3,887 0.36%
23 Baker 5,066 0.36%
24 Covington 3,706 0.32%
25 Shreveport 76,283 0.32%
26 Carencro 3,291 0.3%
27 Slidell 10,198 0.27%
28 West Monroe 5,355 0.24%
29 Zachary 5,471 0.24%
30 Breaux Bridge 3,049 0.23%
31 Sulphur 7,981 0.23%
32 Crowley 4,994 0.22%
33 Morgan City 4,703 0.17%
34 Leesville 2,431 0.16%
35 Thibodaux 5,548 0.16%
36 Alexandria 17,983 0.14%
37 Houma 12,334 0.14%
38 Deridder 3,756 0.13%
39 Ruston 7,671 0.13%
40 Gretna 7,029 0.1%
41 Lake Charles 31,144 0.09%
42 Kenner 24,781 0.08%
43 Central 10,338 0.07%
44 Bastrop 3,976 0.0%
45 Rayne 3,013 0.0%
46 Port Allen 2,207 0.0%
47 Ball 1,441 0.0%
48 Ponchatoula 2,698 0.0%
49 Amite City 1,590 0.0%
50 Plaquemine 2,557 0.0%
51 Springhill 2,154 0.0%
52 Rayville 1,402 0.0%
53 Westwego 3,377 0.0%
54 St. Martinville 2,318 0.0%
55 Winnfield 1,911 0.0%
56 Pineville 5,052 0.0%
57 Winnsboro 1,801 0.0%
58 Tallulah 2,733 0.0%
59 Vidalia 1,543 0.0%
60 Ville Platte 2,987 0.0%
61 Vinton 1,321 0.0%
62 Vivian 1,438 0.0%
63 Walker 2,336 0.0%
64 Welsh 1,103 0.0%
65 Addis 1,692 0.0%
66 Westlake 1,865 0.0%
67 St. Gabriel 1,493 0.0%
68 Patterson 2,264 0.0%
69 Farmerville 1,167 0.0%
70 Oakdale 2,053 0.0%
71 Ferriday 1,332 0.0%
72 Franklin 2,537 0.0%
73 Franklinton 1,640 0.0%
74 Grambling 1,813 0.0%
75 Gramercy 1,272 0.0%
76 Greenwood 1,325 0.0%
77 Dequincy 1,115 0.0%
78 Denham Springs 3,834 0.0%
79 Haughton 1,319 0.0%
80 Haynesville 1,026 0.0%
81 Homer 1,327 0.0%
82 Delhi 1,057 0.0%
83 Jeanerette 2,044 0.0%
84 Berwick 1,733 0.0%
85 Jena 1,355 0.0%
86 Bunkie 1,517 0.0%
87 Brusly 1,050 0.0%
88 Lake Providence 1,788 0.0%
89 Lutcher 1,439 0.0%
90 Mandeville 4,746 0.0%
91 Mansfield 1,808 0.0%
92 Marksville 2,050 0.0%
93 Minden 4,851 0.0%
94 Broussard 4,183 0.0%
95 Natchitoches 6,485 0.0%
96 Donaldsonville 2,745 0.0%
97 Blanchard 1,144 0.0%
98 New Roads 1,768 0.0%
99 Jennings 3,603 0.0%
100 Abbeville 4,547 0.0%

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