These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Nebraska


We looked at years of data to determine which Nebraska 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 0.26% of Nebraska residents is gay? That ranks 43 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Cornhusker State.

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

After analyzing 50 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Nebraska:

  1. Gothenburg (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Valentine (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Scottsbluff (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Seward (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Nebraska City (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Wahoo (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Omaha (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Lincoln (Photos | Jobs)
  9. David City (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Fremont (Photos | Jobs)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Nebraska reading, check out:

1. Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Nebraska

Source: Public domain

Households: 1,351
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 1.11%
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2. Valentine

Valentine, Nebraska

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Households: 1,391
Gay Households: 12
% Gay Households: 0.86%
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3. Scottsbluff

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Households: 5,902
Gay Households: 37
% Gay Households: 0.63%
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Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the western part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. The population was 15,039 at the 2010 census. Scottsbluff is the largest city in the Nebraska Panhandle, and the 13th largest city in Nebraska.

4. Seward

Seward, Nebraska

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Households: 2,607
Gay Households: 16
% Gay Households: 0.61%
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Seward is a city and county seat of Seward County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,964 at the 2010 census. Seward is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is known for its large Fourth of July celebration.

5. Nebraska City

Nebraska City, Nebraska

Households: 3,050
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 0.49%
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Nebraska City is a city in, and the county seat of, Otoe County, Nebraska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,289.

6. Wahoo

Wahoo, Nebraska

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Households: 1,720
Gay Households: 8
% Gay Households: 0.47%
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7. Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska

Households: 174,828
Gay Households: 801
% Gay Households: 0.46%
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Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County. Omaha is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. According to the 2010 census, Omaha’s population was 408,958, making it the nation’s 44th-largest city; this had increased to 446,970 as of a 2016 estimate. Including its suburbs, Omaha formed the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States in 2013, with an estimated population of 895,151 residing in eight counties. The Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, Nebraska-IA Combined Statistical Area is 931,667, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 estimate. Nearly 1.3 million people reside within the Greater Omaha area, comprising a 50-mile radius of Downtown Omaha, the city’s center.

8. Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska

Households: 109,203
Gay Households: 434
% Gay Households: 0.4%
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Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. The city covers 93.46 square miles with a population of 280,364 in 2016. It is the second-most populous city in Nebraska and the 71st-largest in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area in the southeastern part of the state called the Lincoln Metropolitan and Lincoln-Beatrice Combined Statistical Areas. The statistical area is home to 348,720 people, making it the 105th-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

9. David City

David City, Nebraska

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Households: 1,241
Gay Households: 4
% Gay Households: 0.32%
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10. Fremont

Fremont, Nebraska

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Households: 10,582
Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 0.27%
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Fremont is a city in Dodge County in the eastern portion of the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. The population was 26,397 at the 2010 census. Fremont is the county seat and the home of Midland University.

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Nebraska?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Nebraska, we used the 2011-2016 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 50 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Gothenburg ended up being the the most gay place with 1.11% gay households.

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

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

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

  1. York
  2. Fairbury
  3. Lexington

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Nebraska

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 Gothenburg 1.11% 15 1,351
2 Valentine 0.86% 12 1,391
3 Scottsbluff 0.63% 37 5,902
4 Seward 0.61% 16 2,607
5 Nebraska City 0.49% 15 3,050
6 Wahoo 0.47% 8 1,720
7 Omaha 0.46% 801 174,828
8 Lincoln 0.4% 434 109,203
9 David City 0.32% 4 1,241
10 Fremont 0.27% 29 10,582
11 Norfolk 0.23% 23 9,902
12 North Platte 0.22% 23 10,380
13 Grand Island 0.19% 36 18,859
14 La Vista 0.19% 13 6,949
15 Papillion 0.15% 11 7,368
16 Columbus 0.14% 13 9,077
17 Kearney 0.14% 18 12,622
18 Beatrice 0.13% 7 5,489
19 Bellevue 0.08% 16 20,008
20 Hastings 0.08% 8 10,134
21 Sidney 0.0% 0 3,146
22 Plattsmouth 0.0% 0 2,486
23 South Sioux City 0.0% 0 4,660
24 Ord 0.0% 0 1,041
25 Ogallala 0.0% 0 2,297
26 O’Neill 0.0% 0 1,678
27 Waverly 0.0% 0 1,208
28 Wayne 0.0% 0 2,070
29 Schuyler 0.0% 0 1,839
30 Ralston 0.0% 0 3,311
31 Alliance 0.0% 0 3,591
32 Mccook 0.0% 0 3,241
33 Auburn 0.0% 0 1,339
34 Aurora 0.0% 0 1,898
35 Blair 0.0% 0 3,335
36 Broken Bow 0.0% 0 1,607
37 Central City 0.0% 0 1,311
38 Chadron 0.0% 0 2,266
39 Cozad 0.0% 0 1,636
40 Minden 0.0% 0 1,184
41 Crete 0.0% 0 2,295
42 Falls City 0.0% 0 1,872
43 Gering 0.0% 0 3,235
44 Gretna 0.0% 0 1,855
45 Holdrege 0.0% 0 2,410
46 Kimball 0.0% 0 1,138
47 West Point 0.0% 0 1,404
48 Lexington 0.0% 0 3,267
49 Fairbury 0.0% 0 1,812
50 York 0.0% 0 3,346

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