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:
- Keene (Photos)
- Concord (Photos)
- Lebanon (Photos)
- Portsmouth (Photos)
- Nashua (Photos)
- Berlin (Photos)
- Rochester (Photos)
- Manchester (Photos)
- Franklin (Photos)
- Somersworth (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 New Hampshire.
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.
Households: 9,208Gay Households: 121
% Gay Households: 1.31%
Households: 17,141Gay Households: 136
% Gay Households: 0.79%
Households: 6,224Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 0.64%
Households: 10,325Gay Households: 63
% Gay Households: 0.61%
Households: 34,403Gay Households: 206
% Gay Households: 0.6%
Households: 4,185Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 0.5%
Households: 12,715Gay Households: 63
% Gay Households: 0.5%
Households: 44,973Gay Households: 215
% Gay Households: 0.48%
Households: 3,379Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 0.44%
Households: 4,492Gay 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:
For more New Hampshire reading , check out:
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- If You’re From New Hampshire This Will Be The Most Jaw-Dropping Thing You See All Day. Guaranteed.
- These Are The 10 Most Miserable Cities In New Hampshire
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In New Hampshire
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