These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Nebraska


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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 0.34% of Nebraska residents is gay? That ranks 36 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 51 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Nebraska:

  1. Valentine
  2. Gothenburg
  3. Ogallala
  4. Scottsbluff (Photos)
  5. Nebraska City (Photos)
  6. Omaha (Photos)
  7. Lincoln (Photos)
  8. Fremont (Photos)
  9. Holdrege (Photos)
  10. Wahoo

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 Nebraska.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Nebraska?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Nebraska, 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.

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We ranked each place from 1 to 51 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Valentine ended up being the the most gay place with 1.12% 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.

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1. Valentine

Valentine, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,253
Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 1.12%

2. Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,432
Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 0.98%

3. Ogallala

Ogallala, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,163
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 0.97%

4. Scottsbluff

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 6,028
Gay Households: 51
% Gay Households: 0.85%

5. Nebraska City

Nebraska City, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,103
Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 0.58%

6. Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 172,034
Gay Households: 882
% Gay Households: 0.51%

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7. Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 106,512
Gay Households: 532
% Gay Households: 0.5%

8. Fremont

Fremont, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 10,668
Gay Households: 51
% Gay Households: 0.48%

9. Holdrege

Holdrege, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,384
Gay Households: 11
% Gay Households: 0.46%

10. Wahoo

Wahoo, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,786
Gay Households: 8
% Gay Households: 0.45%

There You Have It

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. Minden
  3. West Point

For more Nebraska reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Nebraska

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Valentine 1 0.01% 1,253 1,400
Gothenburg 2 0.01% 1,432 1,400
Ogallala 3 0.01% 2,163 2,100
Scottsbluff 4 0.01% 6,028 5,100
Nebraska City 5 0.01% 3,103 1,800
Omaha 6 0.01% 172,034 88,200
Lincoln 7 0.01% 106,512 53,200
Fremont 8 0.0% 10,668 5,100
Holdrege 9 0.0% 2,384 1,100
Wahoo 10 0.0% 1,786 800
Bellevue 11 0.0% 20,105 7,400
David City 12 0.0% 1,156 400
Lexington 13 0.0% 2,994 1,000
Beatrice 14 0.0% 5,297 1,700
Hastings 15 0.0% 10,187 2,700
Grand Island 16 0.0% 18,702 4,500
Columbus 17 0.0% 8,928 2,100
North Platte 18 0.0% 10,431 2,300
La Vista 19 0.0% 7,221 1,600
Papillion 20 0.0% 7,918 1,600
Seward 21 0.0% 2,487 500
Kearney 22 0.0% 12,351 2,500
Norfolk 23 0.0% 9,897 1,600
Ralston 24 0.0% 2,945
O’Neill 25 0.0% 1,650
Schuyler 26 0.0% 1,857
Sidney 27 0.0% 3,064
South Sioux City 28 0.0% 4,550
Waverly 29 0.0% 1,216
Wayne 30 0.0% 2,019
Ord 31 0.0% 1,052
Plattsmouth 32 0.0% 2,562
Alliance 33 0.0% 3,660
Mccook 34 0.0% 3,332
Ashland 35 0.0% 1,010
Auburn 36 0.0% 1,399
Aurora 37 0.0% 1,779
Blair 38 0.0% 3,138
Broken Bow 39 0.0% 1,604
Central City 40 0.0% 1,330
Chadron 41 0.0% 2,333
Cozad 42 0.0% 1,610
Crete 43 0.0% 2,373
Fairbury 44 0.0% 1,817
Falls City 45 0.0% 1,920
Gering 46 0.0% 3,355
Gretna 47 0.0% 1,929
Kimball 48 0.0% 1,071
West Point 49 0.0% 1,486
Minden 50 0.0% 1,258
York 51 0.0% 3,347

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