These Are The 10 Gayest Places In New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.

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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 0.31% of New Hampshire residents is gay? That ranks as the number 32 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 1,617 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 39 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in New Hampshire for 2019:

  1. Franklin (Photos)
  2. Newmarket (Photos)
  3. Durham (Photos)
  4. Raymond
  5. Lebanon (Photos)
  6. Suncook (Photos)
  7. Littleton (Photos)
  8. Keene (Photos)
  9. Manchester (Photos)
  10. South Hooksett (Photos)

According to the facts, Franklin is the gayest place in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire reading, check out:

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in New Hampshire, 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 39 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 1.88% 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.

Franklin, NH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,557
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 67 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.88% (1st highest)
More on Franklin:  Data | Photos

Franklin is a city in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 8,477, the lowest of any of New Hampshire’s 13 cities. Franklin includes the village of West Franklin.

Newmarket, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,614
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 10)
Gay Households: 26 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.99% (2nd highest)
More on Newmarket:  Data | Photos

Newmarket is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 8,936 at the 2010 census. Some residents are students and employees at the nearby University of New Hampshire in Durham.

Durham, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,683
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 14 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.83% (3rd highest)
More on Durham:  Data | Photos

Durham is a town in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 14,638 at the 2010 census. Durham is home to the University of New Hampshire.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,205
Rank Last Year: 31 (Up 27)
Gay Households: 10 (15th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.83% (4th highest)
More on Raymond:  Data

Lebanon, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 6,267
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 47 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.75% (5th highest)
More on Lebanon:  Data | Photos

Lebanon locally is a city in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 13,151 at the 2010 census and an estimated 13,513 as of 2016. Lebanon is located in western New Hampshire, south of Hanover, near the Connecticut River. It is the home to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School, together comprising the largest medical facility between Boston, Massachusetts and Burlington, Vermont.

Suncook, NH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,162
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 16 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.74% (6th highest)
More on Suncook:  Data | Photos

Littleton, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,980
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 6)
Gay Households: 13 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.66% (7th highest)
More on Littleton:  Data | Photos

Keene, NH

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 9,391
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 58 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.62% (8th highest)
More on Keene:  Data | Photos

Keene is a city in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 23,409 at the 2010 census. It is the seat of Cheshire County.

Manchester, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 45,799
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Gay Households: 248 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.54% (9th highest)
More on Manchester:  Data | Photos

Manchester is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Hampshire and the largest city in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 109,565, and its estimated 2016 population was 110,506. It is one of two seats of Hillsborough County, the state of New Hampshire’s most populous county. Manchester is located near the northern end of the Northeast megalopolis, along the banks of the Merrimack River-which divides the city into eastern and western sections. It was first named by the merchant and inventor Samuel Blodgett. Blodget’s vision was to create a great industrial center similar to that of the original Manchester in England, which was the world’s first industrialized city.

South Hooksett, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,891
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Gay Households: 8 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.42% (10th highest)
More on South Hooksett:  Data | Photos

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

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:

  • Wolfeboro
  • Hampton
  • Hooksett

For more New Hampshire reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In New Hampshire

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Franklin 3,557 1.88%
2 Newmarket 2,614 0.99%
3 Durham 1,683 0.83%
4 Raymond 1,205 0.83%
5 Lebanon 6,267 0.75%
6 Suncook 2,162 0.74%
7 Littleton 1,980 0.66%
8 Keene 9,391 0.62%
9 Manchester 45,799 0.54%
10 South Hooksett 1,891 0.42%
11 Rochester 12,837 0.33%
12 Hampton Beach 1,310 0.31%
13 Laconia 6,904 0.29%
14 Berlin 3,941 0.2%
15 Portsmouth 10,157 0.2%
16 Nashua 35,374 0.18%
17 Londonderry 4,160 0.17%
18 Concord 17,142 0.16%
19 Claremont 5,567 0.16%
20 Dover 13,194 0.09%
21 Derry 9,219 0.09%
22 Somersworth 4,905 0.0%
23 Conway 1,704 0.0%
24 Pinardville 2,089 0.0%
25 Peterborough 1,562 0.0%
26 North Conway 1,005 0.0%
27 Newport 1,938 0.0%
28 Hanover 1,863 0.0%
29 Milford 3,887 0.0%
30 East Merrimack 1,878 0.0%
31 Exeter 4,160 0.0%
32 Farmington 1,650 0.0%
33 Tilton Northfield 1,175 0.0%
34 Goffstown 1,424 0.0%
35 Jaffrey 1,102 0.0%
36 Hudson 2,986 0.0%
37 Hooksett 2,026 0.0%
38 Hampton 4,034 0.0%
39 Wolfeboro 1,353 0.0%