These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Louisiana


We looked at years of data to determine which Louisiana 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 0.33% of Louisiana residents is gay? That ranks 35 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 98 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Louisiana:

  1. Kaplan (Jobs)
  2. Church Point (Jobs)
  3. Scott (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Jonesboro (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Iowa (Jobs)
  6. Bogalusa (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Arcadia (Photos | Jobs)
  8. New Orleans (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Gonzales (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Broussard (Photos | Jobs)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Louisiana reading, check out:

1. Kaplan


Households: 1,772
Gay Households: 83
% Gay Households: 4.68%
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2. Church Point


Households: 1,785
Gay Households: 72
% Gay Households: 4.03%
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3. Scott

Scott, Louisiana

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Households: 3,493
Gay Households: 51
% Gay Households: 1.46%
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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.

4. Jonesboro

Jonesboro, Louisiana

Households: 1,475
Gay Households: 16
% Gay Households: 1.08%
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5. Iowa


Households: 1,238
Gay Households: 12
% Gay Households: 0.97%
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6. Bogalusa

Bogalusa, Louisiana

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Households: 4,792
Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 0.83%
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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.

7. Arcadia

Arcadia, Louisiana

Households: 1,105
Gay Households: 9
% Gay Households: 0.81%
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8. New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Households: 154,844
Gay Households: 1,183
% Gay Households: 0.76%
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New Orleans ) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

9. Gonzales

Gonzales, Louisiana

Households: 3,966
Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 0.66%
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Gonzales is a small city in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 9,781. Known as the “Jambalaya Capital of the World”, it is famous for its annual Jambalaya Festival, which was first held in 1968. Stephen “Steve” F. Juneau came up with the idea for the Jambalaya Festival and served as the first president of the Jambalaya Festival Association President.

10. Broussard

Broussard, Louisiana

Households: 3,785
Gay Households: 23
% Gay Households: 0.61%
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Broussard is a small city in Lafayette parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The population was 6,754 from the 2005 Census Est.

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Louisiana, we used the 2011-2016 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 98 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Kaplan ended up being the the most gay place with 4.68% 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.

There You Have It — The Most LGBT Friendly Cities in Louisiana

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:

  1. Abbeville
  2. Patterson
  3. Oakdale

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Louisiana

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 Kaplan 4.68% 83 1,772
2 Church Point 4.03% 72 1,785
3 Scott 1.46% 51 3,493
4 Jonesboro 1.08% 16 1,475
5 Iowa 0.97% 12 1,238
6 Bogalusa 0.83% 40 4,792
7 Arcadia 0.81% 9 1,105
8 New Orleans 0.76% 1,183 154,844
9 Gonzales 0.66% 26 3,966
10 Broussard 0.61% 23 3,785
11 Harahan 0.58% 23 3,962
12 Sunset 0.57% 6 1,046
13 Opelousas 0.55% 34 6,192
14 New Iberia 0.54% 62 11,560
15 Jennings 0.54% 20 3,736
16 Houma 0.52% 63 12,195
17 Lafayette 0.48% 238 49,444
18 Hammond 0.47% 31 6,540
19 Slidell 0.46% 47 10,240
20 Covington 0.45% 16 3,547
21 Shreveport 0.44% 336 77,161
22 Rayville 0.43% 6 1,394
23 Eunice 0.42% 16 3,814
24 Bossier City 0.39% 99 25,357
25 Baker 0.37% 19 5,078
26 Winnfield 0.34% 6 1,753
27 Baton Rouge 0.33% 292 87,789
28 Monroe 0.3% 53 17,717
29 Carencro 0.28% 9 3,179
30 Breaux Bridge 0.27% 8 2,992
31 Central 0.26% 27 10,201
32 Zachary 0.26% 14 5,368
33 Sulphur 0.25% 20 7,975
34 West Monroe 0.25% 13 5,295
35 Gretna 0.22% 15 6,856
36 Mandeville 0.21% 10 4,757
37 Deridder 0.19% 7 3,756
38 Thibodaux 0.18% 10 5,509
39 Crowley 0.18% 9 4,978
40 Ruston 0.18% 14 7,806
41 Leesville 0.12% 3 2,522
42 Pineville 0.12% 6 5,123
43 Morgan City 0.1% 5 4,770
44 Alexandria 0.1% 18 17,837
45 Kenner 0.1% 25 25,084
46 Lake Charles 0.09% 27 30,517
47 Vinton 0.0% 0 1,331
48 Ponchatoula 0.0% 0 2,616
49 Port Allen 0.0% 0 2,251
50 Rayne 0.0% 0 2,926
51 Berwick 0.0% 0 1,775
52 Winnsboro 0.0% 0 1,836
53 Bastrop 0.0% 0 4,061
54 Addis 0.0% 0 1,665
55 Ball 0.0% 0 1,443
56 Amite City 0.0% 0 1,403
57 Westwego 0.0% 0 3,482
58 Vivian 0.0% 0 1,418
59 St. Gabriel 0.0% 0 1,432
60 Westlake 0.0% 0 1,906
61 St. Martinville 0.0% 0 2,378
62 Plaquemine 0.0% 0 2,647
63 Tallulah 0.0% 0 2,727
64 Welsh 0.0% 0 1,177
65 Vidalia 0.0% 0 1,655
66 Ville Platte 0.0% 0 3,086
67 Walker 0.0% 0 2,428
68 Springhill 0.0% 0 2,180
69 Franklin 0.0% 0 2,524
70 New Roads 0.0% 0 1,798
71 Blanchard 0.0% 0 1,173
72 Grambling 0.0% 0 1,667
73 Gramercy 0.0% 0 1,196
74 Greenwood 0.0% 0 1,407
75 Ferriday 0.0% 0 1,256
76 Farmerville 0.0% 0 1,301
77 Haughton 0.0% 0 1,379
78 Haynesville 0.0% 0 1,076
79 Homer 0.0% 0 1,234
80 Donaldsonville 0.0% 0 2,532
81 Jeanerette 0.0% 0 2,041
82 Jena 0.0% 0 1,375
83 Dequincy 0.0% 0 1,146
84 Denham Springs 0.0% 0 3,884
85 Youngsville 0.0% 0 3,734
86 Delhi 0.0% 0 1,070
87 Lake Providence 0.0% 0 1,798
88 Lutcher 0.0% 0 1,461
89 Mansfield 0.0% 0 1,878
90 Marksville 0.0% 0 2,080
91 Minden 0.0% 0 4,796
92 Natchitoches 0.0% 0 6,454
93 Bunkie 0.0% 0 1,502
94 Brusly 0.0% 0 1,012
95 Franklinton 0.0% 0 1,596
96 Oakdale 0.0% 0 2,050
97 Patterson 0.0% 0 2,282
98 Abbeville 0.0% 0 4,511

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