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 0.37% of Michigan residents is gay? That ranks 35 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Wolverine State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Michigan.
After analyzing 223 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Michigan:
- Pleasant Ridge (Photos)
- Huntington Woods (Photos)
- East Tawas (Photos)
- Fowlerville (Photos)
- Wolverine Lake (Photos)
- Ferndale (Photos)
- Marshall (Photos)
- Grosse Pointe Park (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 Michigan.
How do you determine the gayest city in Michigan?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Michigan, 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 223 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Pleasant Ridge ended up being the the most gay place with 4.13% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Michigan. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
1. Pleasant Ridge
Population: 1,138Gay Households: 47
% Gay Households: 4.13%
2. Huntington Woods
Population: 2,409Gay Households: 81
% Gay Households: 3.36%
3. East Tawas
Population: 1,293Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 2.78%
Population: 1,186Gay Households: 23
% Gay Households: 1.94%
Population: 1,060 Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.79%
Population: 1,472 Gay Households: 25
% Gay Households: 1.7%
7. Wolverine Lake
Population: 1,764Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 1.64%
Population: 9,381Gay Households: 153
% Gay Households: 1.63%
Population: 3,027Gay Households: 49
% Gay Households: 1.62%
10. Grosse Pointe Park
Population: 4,329Gay Households: 62
% Gay Households: 1.43%
There You Have It
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Michigan, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Michigan:
- New Baltimore
- North Muskegon
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- It’s Michigan’s Birthday. This Is An Amazing Tribute To The Wolverine State.
- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Michigan – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Michigan
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|Grosse Pointe Park||10||0.01%|
|St. Clair Shores||77||0.0%|