Gayest Places In Nebraska For 2020


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth 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 0.18% of Nebraska residents is gay? That ranks as the number 45 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 1,605 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 52 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Nebraska for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Nebraska For 2020

  1. Gothenburg (Photos)
  2. Cozad (Photos)
  3. Kimball (Photos)
  4. Wahoo (Photos)
  5. Auburn (Photos)
  6. Norfolk (Photos)
  7. Ogallala (Photos)
  8. Omaha (Photos)
  9. Beatrice (Photos)
  10. Hastings (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Nebraska? According to the facts, Gothenburg is the gayest place in Nebraska for 2020.

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:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Nebraska For 2020

Gothenburg, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 1,318
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 16 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.43% (1st highest)
More on Gothenburg:  Data | Photos

Cozad, NE

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8
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Households: 1,627
Rank Last Year: 38 (Up 36)
Gay Households: 15 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.84% (2nd highest)
More on Cozad:  Data | Photos

Kimball, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Households: 1,144
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 7 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.22% (3rd highest)
More on Kimball:  Data | Photos

Wahoo, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 1,781
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 9 (16th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.01% (4th highest)
More on Wahoo:  Data | Photos

Auburn, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,418
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 6 (20th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.85% (5th highest)
More on Auburn:  Data | Photos

Norfolk, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 10,235
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Gay Households: 34 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.53% (6th highest)
More on Norfolk:  Data | Photos

Norfolk is a city in Madison County, Nebraska, United States, 113 miles northwest of Omaha and 83 miles west of Sioux City at the intersection of U.S. Routes 81 and 275. The population was 24,210 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in Nebraska. It is the principal city of the Norfolk Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Ogallala, NE

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Households: 2,278
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 5 (21st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.44% (7th highest)
More on Ogallala:  Data | Photos

Omaha, NE

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Households: 183,160
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 643 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.35% (8th 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.

Beatrice, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
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Households: 5,507
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 8 (17th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.29% (9th highest)
More on Beatrice:  Data | Photos

Beatrice is a city in and the county seat of Gage County, Nebraska. Its population was 12,459 at the 2010 census. It is located 40 miles south of Lincoln on the Big Blue River. It is surrounded by agricultural country.

Hastings, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 10,149
Rank Last Year: 45 (Up 35)
Gay Households: 10 (14th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.2% (10th highest)
More on Hastings:  Data | Photos

Hastings is a city and county seat of Adams County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 24,907 at the 2010 census. It is known as the town where Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins in 1927, and celebrates that event with the Kool-Aid Days festival every August. Hastings is also known for Fisher Fountain, and during World War II operated the largest Naval Ammunition Depot in the United States.

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Nebraska for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in Nebraska, we used the 2014-2018 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 52 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 2.43% gay households. You can download the data here.

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 For 2020

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
  • North Platte
  • Minden

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Nebraska

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Gothenburg 1,318 2.43%
2 Cozad 1,627 1.84%
3 Kimball 1,144 1.22%
4 Wahoo 1,781 1.01%
5 Auburn 1,418 0.85%
6 Norfolk 10,235 0.53%
7 Ogallala 2,278 0.44%
8 Omaha 183,160 0.35%
9 Beatrice 5,507 0.29%
10 Hastings 10,149 0.2%
11 Lincoln 112,124 0.19%
12 Grand Island 19,049 0.14%
13 Fremont 10,963 0.11%
14 Kearney 13,064 0.08%
15 Bellevue 20,466 0.07%
16 Seward 2,628 0.0%
17 Wayne 2,111 0.0%
18 Waverly 1,259 0.0%
19 Ord 1,015 0.0%
20 Papillion 7,671 0.0%
21 Valley 1,228 0.0%
22 Plattsmouth 2,633 0.0%
23 Valentine 1,312 0.0%
24 Ralston 3,121 0.0%
25 St. Paul 1,063 0.0%
26 South Sioux City 4,744 0.0%
27 Schuyler 1,839 0.0%
28 O’neill 1,564 0.0%
29 Scottsbluff 6,080 0.0%
30 Sidney 3,100 0.0%
31 Alliance 3,581 0.0%
32 Lexington 3,439 0.0%
33 Nebraska City 2,982 0.0%
34 Aurora 1,865 0.0%
35 Blair 3,204 0.0%
36 Broken Bow 1,626 0.0%
37 Central City 1,205 0.0%
38 Chadron 2,269 0.0%
39 Columbus 9,256 0.0%
40 Crete 2,171 0.0%
41 David City 1,256 0.0%
42 Fairbury 1,673 0.0%
43 Falls City 1,947 0.0%
44 Gering 3,119 0.0%
45 Gretna 1,865 0.0%
46 Holdrege 2,464 0.0%
47 La Vista 6,913 0.0%
48 West Point 1,377 0.0%
49 Mccook 3,239 0.0%
50 Minden 1,184 0.0%
51 North Platte 10,482 0.0%
52 York 3,357 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

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