These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Nebraska For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the gayest places in Nebraska.

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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 0.23% of Nebraska residents is gay? That ranks as the number 43 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 1,704 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 for 2019:

  1. Gothenburg (Photos)
  2. Seward (Photos)
  3. Valentine (Photos)
  4. Crete (Photos)
  5. Ord (Photos)
  6. Kimball (Photos)
  7. Wahoo (Photos)
  8. Scottsbluff (Photos)
  9. Omaha (Photos)
  10. Auburn (Photos)

According to the facts, Gothenburg is the gayest place in Nebraska for 2019.

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 Nebraska reading, check out:

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Nebraska for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in Nebraska, we used the 2013-2017 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 51 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 1.25% 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.

Gothenburg, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,359
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 17 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.25% (1st highest)
More on Gothenburg:  Data | Photos

Seward, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 2,633
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 28 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.06% (2nd highest)
More on Seward:  Data | Photos

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.

Valentine, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 1,330
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 14 (14th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.05% (3rd highest)
More on Valentine:  Data | Photos

Crete, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,284
Rank Last Year: 35 (Up 31)
Gay Households: 23 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.01% (4th highest)
More on Crete:  Data | Photos

Crete is a city in Saline County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,960 at the 2010 census.

Ord, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 1,057
Rank Last Year: 35 (Up 30)
Gay Households: 6 (20th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.57% (5th highest)
More on Ord:  Data | Photos

Kimball, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,120
Rank Last Year: 35 (Up 29)
Gay Households: 6 (20th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.54% (6th highest)
More on Kimball:  Data | Photos

Wahoo, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 1,710
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 8 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.47% (7th highest)
More on Wahoo:  Data | Photos

Scottsbluff, NE

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 5,787
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 5)
Gay Households: 24 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.41% (8th highest)
More on Scottsbluff:  Data | Photos

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.

Omaha, NE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 182,257
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 735 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.4% (9th highest)
More on Omaha:  Data | Photos

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.

Auburn, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,369
Rank Last Year: 35 (Up 25)
Gay Households: 5 (22nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.37% (10th highest)
More on Auburn:  Data | Photos

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Nebraska For 2019

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:

  • York
  • O’Neill
  • Mccook

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Nebraska

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Gothenburg 1,359 1.25%
2 Seward 2,633 1.06%
3 Valentine 1,330 1.05%
4 Crete 2,284 1.01%
5 Ord 1,057 0.57%
6 Kimball 1,120 0.54%
7 Wahoo 1,710 0.47%
8 Scottsbluff 5,787 0.41%
9 Omaha 182,257 0.4%
10 Auburn 1,369 0.37%
11 Lincoln 110,521 0.35%
12 Nebraska City 3,013 0.33%
13 Fremont 10,644 0.27%
14 Norfolk 10,123 0.23%
15 La Vista 7,000 0.21%
16 Kearney 12,970 0.19%
17 North Platte 10,484 0.19%
18 Grand Island 19,048 0.18%
19 Papillion 7,358 0.16%
20 Bellevue 20,260 0.14%
21 Beatrice 5,597 0.14%
22 Columbus 9,215 0.11%
23 Sidney 3,078 0.0%
24 Ralston 3,215 0.0%
25 Plattsmouth 2,528 0.0%
26 South Sioux City 4,717 0.0%
27 St. Paul 1,019 0.0%
28 Waverly 1,237 0.0%
29 Ogallala 2,361 0.0%
30 Wayne 2,050 0.0%
31 Schuyler 1,821 0.0%
32 Alliance 3,475 0.0%
33 Lexington 3,374 0.0%
34 Minden 1,225 0.0%
35 Aurora 1,894 0.0%
36 Blair 3,348 0.0%
37 Broken Bow 1,644 0.0%
38 Central City 1,214 0.0%
39 Chadron 2,180 0.0%
40 Cozad 1,626 0.0%
41 David City 1,207 0.0%
42 Fairbury 1,765 0.0%
43 Falls City 1,909 0.0%
44 Gering 3,232 0.0%
45 Gretna 1,818 0.0%
46 Hastings 10,136 0.0%
47 Holdrege 2,446 0.0%
48 West Point 1,380 0.0%
49 Mccook 3,294 0.0%
50 O’neill 1,650 0.0%
51 York 3,291 0.0%