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:
- Franklin (Photos)
- Newmarket (Photos)
- Durham (Photos)
- Lebanon (Photos)
- Suncook (Photos)
- Littleton (Photos)
- Keene (Photos)
- Manchester (Photos)
- 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.
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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 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 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 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.
Rank Last Year: 31 (Up 27)
Gay Households: 10 (15th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.83% (4th highest)
More on Raymond: Data
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.
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 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.
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:
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In New Hampshire