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 0.49% of Minnesota residents is gay? That ranks 17 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The North Star State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Minnesota.
After analyzing 229 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Minnesota:
- Sauk Rapids (Photos)
- Minneapolis (Photos)
- Golden Valley (Photos)
- Albertville (Photos)
- St. Peter (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 Minnesota.
How do you determine the gayest city in Minnesota?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Minnesota, 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 229 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Wabasha ended up being the the most gay place with 3.19% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Minnesota. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
Households: 1,286Gay Households: 41
% Gay Households: 3.19%
2. Sauk Rapids
Households: 5,090Gay Households: 110
% Gay Households: 2.16%
Households: 166,824Gay Households: 3,174
% Gay Households: 1.9%
4. Golden Valley
Households: 8,467Gay Households: 145
% Gay Households: 1.71%
Households: 1,500Gay Households: 25
% Gay Households: 1.67%
Households: 2,161Gay Households: 34
% Gay Households: 1.57%
7. St. Peter
Households: 3,550Gay Households: 55
% Gay Households: 1.55%
Households: 1,661Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 1.44%
Households: 1,056Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 1.33%
Households: 1,291Gay Households: 17
% Gay Households: 1.32%
There You Have It
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Minnesota, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Minnesota:
- Cold Spring
- New Ulm
For more Minnesota reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Live In Minnesota
- These Are The 10 Most Affordable Places In Minnesota
- These Are The 10 Poorest Places In Minnesota
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Minnesota
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|St. Louis Park||17||0.01%|
|North St. Paul||26||0.01%|
|South St. Paul||33||0.01%|
|Thief River Falls||56||0.01%|
|Oak Park Heights||57||0.01%|
|Spring Lake Park||75||0.0%|
|White Bear Lake||96||0.0%|