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 0.34% 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:

  1. Jeanerette (Photos)
  2. Mamou (Photos)
  3. Scott (Photos)
  4. Arcadia (Photos)
  5. New Orleans (Photos)
  6. Iowa
  7. Sulphur
  8. Many (Photos)
  9. Gonzales (Photos)
  10. 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.

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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.

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1. Jeanerette

Jeanerette, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,889
Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 2.22%

2. Mamou

Mamou, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,355
Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.4%

3. Scott

Scott, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,641
Gay Households: 51
% Gay Households: 1.4%

4. Arcadia

Arcadia, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,147
Gay Households: 10
% Gay Households: 0.87%

5. New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 150,409
Gay Households: 1,192
% Gay Households: 0.79%

6. Iowa


Population: 1,154
Gay Households: 9
% Gay Households: 0.78%

7. Sulphur


Population: 7,748
Gay Households: 54
% Gay Households: 0.7%

8. Many

Many, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,014
Gay Households: 7
% Gay Households: 0.69%

9. Gonzales

Gonzales, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,986
Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.68%

10. Rayville

Rayville, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,368
Gay 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:

  1. Abbeville
  2. Carencro
  3. Oakdale

For more Louisiana reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Louisiana

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Jeanerette 1 0.02% 42 1,889
Mamou 2 0.01% 19 1,355
Scott 3 0.01% 51 3,641
Arcadia 4 0.01% 10 1,147
New Orleans 5 0.01% 1,192 150,409
Iowa 6 0.01% 9 1,154
Sulphur 7 0.01% 54 7,748
Many 8 0.01% 7 1,014
Gonzales 9 0.01% 27 3,986
Rayville 10 0.01% 9 1,368
Springhill 11 0.01% 14 2,175
New Iberia 12 0.01% 72 11,409
Kaplan 13 0.01% 12 1,933
Lafayette 14 0.01% 295 49,556
Houma 15 0.01% 72 12,297
Shreveport 16 0.01% 435 77,726
Slidell 17 0.01% 53 10,091
Denham Springs 18 0.01% 20 3,876
St. Gabriel 19 0.0% 5 1,230
Pearl River 20 0.0% 4 1,003
Addis 21 0.0% 6 1,540
Plaquemine 22 0.0% 11 2,811
Alexandria 23 0.0% 63 17,237
Natchitoches 24 0.0% 25 7,014
Baton Rouge 25 0.0% 318 88,576
Broussard 26 0.0% 12 3,468
Jennings 27 0.0% 13 3,790
Pineville 28 0.0% 16 5,111
Lake Charles 29 0.0% 78 29,705
Central 30 0.0% 23 10,097
Thibodaux 31 0.0% 12 5,518
Leesville 32 0.0% 5 2,460
Zachary 33 0.0% 10 5,119
Crowley 34 0.0% 9 4,832
Gretna 35 0.0% 12 6,844
Hammond 36 0.0% 12 6,854
Bossier City 37 0.0% 41 24,933
Opelousas 38 0.0% 9 5,820
Mandeville 39 0.0% 7 4,670
Covington 40 0.0% 5 3,294
Deridder 41 0.0% 6 3,875
Winnfield 42 0.0% 2 1,861
Kenner 43 0.0% 24 24,704
Baker 44 0.0% 5 4,828
Monroe 45 0.0% 2 18,390
Port Allen 46 0.0% 0 2,237
Ponchatoula 47 0.0% 0 2,646
Berwick 48 0.0% 0 1,789
Ruston 49 0.0% 0 7,973
Bogalusa 50 0.0% 0 4,497
St. Martinville 51 0.0% 0 2,315
Blanchard 52 0.0% 0 1,231
Breaux Bridge 53 0.0% 0 2,832
Rayne 54 0.0% 0 3,173
Gramercy 55 0.0% 0 1,293
Ball 56 0.0% 0 1,413
Sunset 57 0.0% 0 1,186
Tallulah 58 0.0% 0 2,551
Amite City 59 0.0% 0 1,323
Vidalia 60 0.0% 0 1,687
Ville Platte 61 0.0% 0 2,796
Vinton 62 0.0% 0 1,474
Vivian 63 0.0% 0 1,675
Walker 64 0.0% 0 2,303
Welsh 65 0.0% 0 1,148
Westlake 66 0.0% 0 1,821
West Monroe 67 0.0% 0 5,447
Westwego 68 0.0% 0 3,770
Winnsboro 69 0.0% 0 1,865
Bastrop 70 0.0% 0 4,141
Bunkie 71 0.0% 0 1,614
New Roads 72 0.0% 0 1,810
Patterson 73 0.0% 0 2,238
Greenwood 74 0.0% 0 1,530
Harahan 75 0.0% 0 3,927
Haughton 76 0.0% 0 1,312
Haynesville 77 0.0% 0 1,021
Homer 78 0.0% 0 1,145
Franklinton 79 0.0% 0 1,353
Franklin 80 0.0% 0 2,626
Ferriday 81 0.0% 0 1,270
Jena 82 0.0% 0 1,452
Farmerville 83 0.0% 0 1,479
Jonesboro 84 0.0% 0 1,638
Eunice 85 0.0% 0 3,965
Kinder 86 0.0% 0 1,113
Youngsville 87 0.0% 0 3,237
Donaldsonville 88 0.0% 0 2,515
Lake Providence 89 0.0% 0 1,506
Lutcher 90 0.0% 0 1,353
Dequincy 91 0.0% 0 1,228
Mansfield 92 0.0% 0 1,771
Delhi 93 0.0% 0 1,090
Marksville 94 0.0% 0 2,019
Minden 95 0.0% 0 4,786
Morgan City 96 0.0% 0 4,819
New Llano 97 0.0% 0 1,019
Church Point 98 0.0% 0 1,722
Grambling 99 0.0% 0 1,478
Oakdale 100 0.0% 0 2,126

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