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 0.52% of Nevada residents is gay? That ranks 15 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Silver State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Nevada.
After analyzing 14 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Nevada:
- Reno (Photos)
- Fallon (Photos)
- Henderson (Photos)
- Las Vegas (Photos)
- North Las Vegas (Photos)
- Mesquite (Photos)
- Boulder City (Photos)
- Sparks (Photos)
- Winnemucca (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 Nevada.
How do you determine the gayest city in Nevada?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Nevada, 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 14 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Reno ended up being the the most gay place with 0.63% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Nevada. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
Population: 91,133Gay Households: 575
% Gay Households: 0.63%
Population: 3,452Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 0.61%
Population: 102,051Gay Households: 542
% Gay Households: 0.53%
4. Las Vegas
Population: 213,037Gay Households: 1,061
% Gay Households: 0.5%
5. North Las Vegas
Population: 68,001Gay Households: 317
% Gay Households: 0.47%
Population: 6,800Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 0.32%
7. Boulder City
Population: 6,360Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 0.3%
Population: 34,750Gay Households: 101
% Gay Households: 0.29%
Population: 1,461Gay Households: 3
% Gay Households: 0.21%
Population: 2,860Gay Households: 4
% Gay Households: 0.14%
There You Have It
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Nevada, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Nevada:
- West Wendover
For more Nevada reading , check out:
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Nevada
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|North Las Vegas||5||0.0%|