These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Nevada

We looked at years of data to determine which Nevada 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 0.52% 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:

  1. Reno (Photos)
  2. Fallon (Photos)
  3. Henderson (Photos)
  4. Las Vegas (Photos)
  5. North Las Vegas (Photos)
  6. Mesquite (Photos)
  7. Boulder City (Photos)
  8. Sparks (Photos)
  9. Yerington
  10. 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.

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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.

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1. Reno

Reno, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 91,133
Gay Households: 575
% Gay Households: 0.63%

2. Fallon

Fallon, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,452
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 0.61%

3. Henderson

Henderson, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 102,051
Gay Households: 542
% Gay Households: 0.53%

4. Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 213,037
Gay Households: 1,061
% Gay Households: 0.5%

5. North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 68,001
Gay Households: 317
% Gay Households: 0.47%

6. Mesquite

Mesquite, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,800
Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 0.32%

7. Boulder City

Boulder City, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,360
Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 0.3%

8. Sparks

Sparks, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,750
Gay Households: 101
% Gay Households: 0.29%

9. Yerington

Yerington, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,461
Gay Households: 3
% Gay Households: 0.21%

10. Winnemucca

Winnemucca, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,860
Gay 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:

  1. West Wendover
  2. Fernley
  3. Ely

For more Nevada reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Nevada

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Reno 1 0.01% 575 91,133
Fallon 2 0.01% 21 3,452
Henderson 3 0.01% 542 102,051
Las Vegas 4 0.01% 1,061 213,037
North Las Vegas 5 0.0% 317 68,001
Mesquite 6 0.0% 22 6,800
Boulder City 7 0.0% 19 6,360
Sparks 8 0.0% 101 34,750
Yerington 9 0.0% 3 1,461
Winnemucca 10 0.0% 4 2,860
Elko 11 0.0% 7 6,717
Ely 12 0.0% 0 1,633
Fernley 13 0.0% 0 6,928
West Wendover 14 0.0% 0 1,348

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