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 0.34% of Louisiana residents is gay? That ranks 36 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 102 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Louisiana:
- Jeanerette (Photos)
- Mamou (Photos)
- Scott (Photos)
- Arcadia (Photos)
- New Orleans (Photos)
- Many (Photos)
- Gonzales (Photos)
- Rayville (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 Louisiana.
How do you determine the gayest city in Louisiana?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Louisiana, 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 102 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Jeanerette ended up being the the most gay place with 2.22% 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.
Population: 1,889Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 2.22%
Population: 1,355Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.4%
Population: 3,641Gay Households: 51
% Gay Households: 1.4%
Population: 1,147Gay Households: 10
% Gay Households: 0.87%
5. New Orleans
Population: 150,409Gay Households: 1,192
% Gay Households: 0.79%
Population: 1,154 Gay Households: 9
% Gay Households: 0.78%
Population: 7,748 Gay Households: 54
% Gay Households: 0.7%
Population: 1,014Gay Households: 7
% Gay Households: 0.69%
Population: 3,986Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.68%
Population: 1,368Gay Households: 9
% Gay Households: 0.66%
There You Have It
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:
For more Louisiana reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Louisiana – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Dumbest Cities In Louisiana – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Boring Places In Louisiana – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Louisiana
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