These Are The 10 Gayest Places In New Hampshire


We looked at years of data to determine which New Hampshire 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 0.49% of New Hampshire residents is gay? That ranks 17 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Granite State.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in New Hampshire.

After analyzing 13 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in New Hampshire:

  1. Keene (Photos)
  2. Concord (Photos)
  3. Lebanon (Photos)
  4. Portsmouth (Photos)
  5. Nashua (Photos)
  6. Berlin (Photos)
  7. Rochester
  8. Manchester (Photos)
  9. Franklin (Photos)
  10. Somersworth

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 New Hampshire.

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How do you determine the gayest city in New Hampshire?

In order to rank the gayest cities in New Hampshire, 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 13 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Keene ended up being the the most gay place with 1.31% gay households.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in New Hampshire. 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. Keene

Keene, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,208
Gay Households: 121
% Gay Households: 1.31%

2. Concord

Concord, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,141
Gay Households: 136
% Gay Households: 0.79%

3. Lebanon

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,224
Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 0.64%

4. Portsmouth

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,325
Gay Households: 63
% Gay Households: 0.61%

5. Nashua

Nashua, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,403
Gay Households: 206
% Gay Households: 0.6%

6. Berlin

Berlin, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,185
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 0.5%

7. Rochester

Rochester, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,715
Gay Households: 63
% Gay Households: 0.5%

8. Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 44,973
Gay Households: 215
% Gay Households: 0.48%

9. Franklin

Franklin, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,379
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 0.44%

10. Somersworth

Somersworth, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,492
Gay Households: 16
% Gay Households: 0.36%

There You Have It

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in New Hampshire, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in New Hampshire:

  1. Dover
  2. Laconia
  3. Claremont

For more New Hampshire reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In New Hampshire

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Keene 1 0.01% 121 9,208
Concord 2 0.01% 136 17,141
Lebanon 3 0.01% 40 6,224
Portsmouth 4 0.01% 63 10,325
Nashua 5 0.01% 206 34,403
Berlin 6 0.01% 21 4,185
Rochester 7 0.01% 63 12,715
Manchester 8 0.0% 215 44,973
Franklin 9 0.0% 15 3,379
Somersworth 10 0.0% 16 4,492
Claremont 11 0.0% 19 5,418
Laconia 12 0.0% 18 6,911
Dover 13 0.0% 20 12,586

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