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 29 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Montana:
- Glendive (Photos)
- Missoula (Photos)
- Anaconda-Deer Lodge County (Photos)
- Miles City (Photos)
- Havre (Photos)
- Red Lodge
- Kalispell (Photos)
- Billings (Photos)
- Butte-Silver Bow (Photos)
- Helena (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.
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 29 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.
Households: 2,195Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 1.23%
Households: 29,266Gay Households: 223
% Gay Households: 0.76%
3. Anaconda-Deer Lodge County
Households: 3,909Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 0.72%
4. Miles City
Households: 3,592Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 0.72%
Households: 3,906Gay Households: 25
% Gay Households: 0.64%
6. Red Lodge
Households: 1,034Gay Households: 6
% Gay Households: 0.58%
Households: 8,476Gay Households: 38
% Gay Households: 0.45%
Households: 44,208Gay Households: 167
% Gay Households: 0.38%
9. Butte-Silver Bow
Households: 14,905Gay Households: 43
% Gay Households: 0.29%
Households: 12,881Gay Households: 33
% Gay Households: 0.26%
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:
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Montana
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|Anaconda-Deer Lodge County||3||0.01%|