Gayest Places In Minnesota For 2020


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the gayest places in Minnesota.

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When the Supreme Court 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 0.27% of Minnesota residents is gay? That ranks as the number 29 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 6,343 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 for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Minnesota For 2020

  1. Pine Island (Photos)
  2. Medina
  3. St. Anthony (Photos)
  4. Delano (Photos)
  5. Wabasha (Photos)
  6. Le Center (Photos)
  7. Robbinsdale (Photos)
  8. Minnetrista (Photos)
  9. Otsego
  10. Minneapolis (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Minnesota? According to the facts, Pine Island is the gayest place in Minnesota for 2020.

For more on how we calculated the top ten, and for more information about these places, read on.

If you’re looking for something more national, check out the gayest cities in America.

For more Minnesota reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Minnesota For 2020

Pine Island, MN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,313
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 16 (62nd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.44% (1st highest)
More on Pine Island:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,234
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 20 (52nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.79% (2nd highest)
More on Medina:  Data

St. Anthony, MN

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 3,891
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 10)
Gay Households: 32 (37th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.64% (3rd highest)
More on St. Anthony:  Data | Photos

St. Anthony, also known as Saint Anthony Village, is a city in Hennepin and Ramsey counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. At the 2010 census the population was 8,226, of whom 5,156 lived in the larger Hennepin County part of the city and 3,070 in the Ramsey County part. The city is run by a five-member council consisting of a mayor and four council members who serve four-year terms.

Delano, MN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,168
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 17 (58th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.57% (4th highest)
More on Delano:  Data | Photos

Delano is a city in Wright County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,464 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Wabasha, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 1,158
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 9 (86th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.55% (5th highest)
More on Wabasha:  Data | Photos

Le Center, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 1,001
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 6 (103rd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.2% (6th highest)
More on Le Center:  Data | Photos

Robbinsdale, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 6,361
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 40 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.13% (7th highest)
More on Robbinsdale:  Data | Photos

Robbinsdale is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 13,953 at the 2010 census.

Minnetrista, MN

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Households: 2,503
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 4)
Gay Households: 14 (68th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.12% (8th highest)
More on Minnetrista:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 5,572
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 66 (16th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.11% (9th highest)
More on Otsego:  Data

Otsego is a city in Wright County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 13,571 at the 2010 census.

Minneapolis, MN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 173,916
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 1,715 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.1% (10th highest)
More on Minneapolis:  Data | Photos

Minneapolis ) is the county seat of Hennepin County, and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. As of 2016, Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota and 46th-largest in the United States, with an estimated population of 413,651. The Twin Cities metropolitan area consists of Minneapolis, its neighbor Saint Paul, and suburbs which together contain about 3.5 million people, the second-largest economic center in the Midwest, after Chicago.

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Minnesota for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in Minnesota, we used the 2014-2018 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, ended up being the the most gay place with 2.44% gay households. You can download the data here.

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.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Minnesota For 2020

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:

  • Zumbrota
  • Lauderdale
  • Long Prairie

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Minnesota

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Pine Island 1,313 2.44%
2 Medina 2,234 1.79%
3 St. Anthony 3,891 1.64%
4 Delano 2,168 1.57%
5 Wabasha 1,158 1.55%
6 Le Center 1,001 1.2%
7 Robbinsdale 6,361 1.13%
8 Minnetrista 2,503 1.12%
9 Otsego 5,572 1.11%
10 Minneapolis 173,916 1.1%
11 Sauk Rapids 5,480 1.02%
12 Oakdale 11,258 0.98%
13 Le Sueur 1,606 0.87%
14 East Bethel 4,228 0.76%
15 Montrose 1,072 0.75%
16 South St. Paul 8,079 0.74%
17 Anoka 7,076 0.73%
18 Afton 1,142 0.7%
19 Coon Rapids 23,978 0.55%
20 Golden Valley 9,277 0.54%
21 Scandia 1,487 0.54%
22 Eden Prairie 24,582 0.52%
23 Orono 3,084 0.52%
24 St. Louis Park 23,187 0.52%
25 Crystal 9,433 0.51%
26 Spring Lake Park 2,807 0.5%
27 Sartell 6,541 0.49%
28 Alexandria 6,540 0.43%
29 St. Paul 112,999 0.42%
30 Roseville 15,158 0.41%
31 Minnetonka 23,112 0.41%
32 Bemidji 6,122 0.39%
33 Richfield 15,056 0.39%
34 Bloomington 35,833 0.38%
35 Falcon Heights 2,204 0.36%
36 Maple Grove 27,115 0.36%
37 White Bear Lake 10,638 0.36%
38 Maplewood 15,026 0.33%
39 Plymouth 31,002 0.32%
40 Lino Lakes 6,835 0.32%
41 Mahtomedi 3,133 0.32%
42 Champlin 8,976 0.31%
43 Ham Lake 5,591 0.25%
44 Rochester 45,945 0.24%
45 New Hope 8,238 0.24%
46 Fridley 10,768 0.22%
47 Chaska 9,625 0.21%
48 Burnsville 24,651 0.2%
49 Shakopee 13,272 0.18%
50 New Brighton 9,105 0.18%
51 Edina 21,663 0.17%
52 Moorhead 15,999 0.16%
53 Eagan 26,553 0.16%
54 Savage 10,195 0.16%
55 Ramsey 8,984 0.16%
56 Apple Valley 19,655 0.15%
57 St. Cloud 26,264 0.14%
58 Brooklyn Center 10,466 0.13%
59 Blaine 23,091 0.13%
60 Shoreview 11,170 0.13%
61 Owatonna 10,442 0.11%
62 Duluth 36,039 0.11%
63 Mankato 16,247 0.11%
64 Lakeville 21,627 0.1%
65 Columbia Heights 8,019 0.1%
66 Woodbury 25,098 0.06%
67 Prior Lake 9,526 0.0%
68 Bayport 1,088 0.0%
69 Rockford 1,607 0.0%
70 Rockville 1,011 0.0%
71 Becker 1,742 0.0%
72 Redwood Falls 2,044 0.0%
73 Red Wing 7,141 0.0%
74 Rogers 4,163 0.0%
75 Roseau 1,167 0.0%
76 Proctor 1,277 0.0%
77 Benson 1,471 0.0%
78 Belle Plaine 2,270 0.0%
79 North St. Paul 4,913 0.0%
80 Northfield 6,340 0.0%
81 Norwood Young America 1,447 0.0%
82 Nowthen 1,445 0.0%
83 Oak Grove 2,988 0.0%
84 Oak Park Heights 1,824 0.0%
85 Blue Earth 1,521 0.0%
86 Olivia 1,038 0.0%
87 Osseo 1,261 0.0%
88 Big Lake 3,494 0.0%
89 Park Rapids 1,696 0.0%
90 Paynesville 1,098 0.0%
91 Perham 1,591 0.0%
92 Pine City 1,373 0.0%
93 Rosemount 8,396 0.0%
94 Pipestone 1,882 0.0%
95 Plainview 1,271 0.0%
96 Princeton 1,904 0.0%
97 Baxter 3,184 0.0%
98 Cloquet 4,605 0.0%
99 Sauk Centre 1,776 0.0%
100 Two Harbors 1,780 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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