These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Montana


We looked at years of data to determine which Montana 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 0.27% of Montana residents is gay? That ranks 46 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Treasure State.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Montana.

After analyzing 28 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Montana:

  1. Glendive (Photos)
  2. Missoula (Photos)
  3. Anaconda-Deer Lodge County (Photos)
  4. Miles City (Photos)
  5. Havre (Photos)
  6. Red Lodge
  7. Kalispell (Photos)
  8. Billings (Photos)
  9. Helena (Photos)
  10. Laurel (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 Montana.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Montana?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Montana, 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 28 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Glendive ended up being the the most gay place with 1.23% gay households.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Montana. 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. Glendive

Glendive, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,195
Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 1.23%

2. Missoula

Missoula, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,266
Gay Households: 223
% Gay Households: 0.76%

3. Anaconda-Deer Lodge County

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,909
Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 0.72%

4. Miles City

Miles City, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,592
Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 0.72%

5. Havre

Havre, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,906
Gay Households: 25
% Gay Households: 0.64%

6. Red Lodge

Red Lodge, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,034
Gay Households: 6
% Gay Households: 0.58%

7. Kalispell

Kalispell, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,476
Gay Households: 38
% Gay Households: 0.45%

8. Billings

Billings, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 44,208
Gay Households: 167
% Gay Households: 0.38%

9. Helena

Helena, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,881
Gay Households: 33
% Gay Households: 0.26%

10. Laurel

Laurel, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,904
Gay Households: 5
% Gay Households: 0.17%

There You Have It

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Montana, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Montana:

  1. Whitefish
  2. Sidney
  3. Belgrade

For more Montana reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Montana

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Glendive 1 0.01% 27 2,195
Missoula 2 0.01% 223 29,266
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County 3 0.01% 28 3,909
Miles City 4 0.01% 26 3,592
Havre 5 0.01% 25 3,906
Red Lodge 6 0.01% 6 1,034
Kalispell 7 0.0% 38 8,476
Billings 8 0.0% 167 44,208
Helena 9 0.0% 33 12,881
Laurel 10 0.0% 5 2,904
Great Falls 11 0.0% 40 25,127
Bozeman 12 0.0% 10 16,073
Libby 13 0.0% 0 1,282
Lewistown 14 0.0% 0 2,880
Shelby 15 0.0% 0 1,197
Polson 16 0.0% 0 1,989
Livingston 17 0.0% 0 2,901
Hardin 18 0.0% 0 1,245
Hamilton 19 0.0% 0 2,299
Glasgow 20 0.0% 0 1,471
East Helena 21 0.0% 0 1,000
Dillon 22 0.0% 0 1,757
Deer Lodge 23 0.0% 0 1,278
Conrad 24 0.0% 0 1,002
Columbia Falls 25 0.0% 0 1,850
Belgrade 26 0.0% 0 3,034
Sidney 27 0.0% 0 2,459
Whitefish 28 0.0% 0 2,986

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