These Are The 10 Gayest Places In New Jersey


We looked at years of data to determine which New Jersey cities have the most pride

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\nWhen 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.\n\nWhile the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue.\n\nDid you know that an estimated 0.42% of New Jersey residents is gay? That ranks 24 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Garden State.\n\nOur goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in New Jersey.\n\nAfter analyzing 241 cities with over 1,000 households, we\’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in New Jersey:\n

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  1. Watchung (Photos)
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  3. Lambertville (Photos)
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  5. Westville
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  7. Fanwood (Photos)
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  9. Oaklyn
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  11. Wildwood Crest (Photos)
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  13. Riverdale
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  15. Glen Ridge (Photos)
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  17. Collingswood (Photos)
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  19. Wharton
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\nRead 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 Jersey.\n\n

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How do you determine the gayest city in New Jersey?

\nIn order to rank the gayest cities in New Jersey, we used the 2009-2014 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census. We looked at:\n

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  • Percentage of all households that are unmarried, same sex partners
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\n\nWe limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 1,000 households.\n\nWe ranked each place from 1 to 241 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.\n\nIn the end, Watchung ended up being the the most gay place with 3.65% gay households.\n\nRead on below to learn more about the gayest places in New Jersey. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.\n\n

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1. Watchung

\'Watchung,\n

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Population: 2,085
Gay Households: 76\n% Gay Households: 3.65%\n\n\n

2. Lambertville

\'Lambertville,\n

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Population: 2,043
Gay Households: 56\n% Gay Households: 2.74%\n\n\n

3. Westville

\n Population: 1,761
Gay Households: 47\n% Gay Households: 2.67%\n\n\n

4. Fanwood

\'Fanwood,\n

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Population: 2,521
Gay Households: 64\n% Gay Households: 2.54%\n\n\n

5. Oaklyn

\n Population: 1,688
Gay Households: 42\n% Gay Households: 2.49%\n\n\n

6. Wildwood Crest

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Population: 1,511
Gay Households: 36\n% Gay Households: 2.38%\n\n\n

7. Riverdale

\n Population: 1,821
Gay Households: 41\n% Gay Households: 2.25%\n\n\n

8. Glen Ridge

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Population: 2,411
Gay Households: 54\n% Gay Households: 2.24%\n\n\n

9. Collingswood

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Population: 6,025
Gay Households: 134\n% Gay Households: 2.22%\n\n\n

10. Wharton

\n Population: 2,261
Gay Households: 43\n% Gay Households: 1.9%\n\n

There You Have It

\nIf you\’re looking at the number of gay households in New Jersey, this is an accurate list.\n\nIf you\’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in New Jersey:\n

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  1. Glen Rock
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  3. Demarest
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  5. Medford Lakes
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\nFor more New Jersey reading , check out:\n

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In New Jersey

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City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Watchung 1 0.04% 76 2,085
Lambertville 2 0.03% 56 2,043
Westville 3 0.03% 47 1,761
Fanwood 4 0.03% 64 2,521
Oaklyn 5 0.02% 42 1,688
Wildwood Crest 6 0.02% 36 1,511
Riverdale 7 0.02% 41 1,821
Glen Ridge 8 0.02% 54 2,411
Collingswood 9 0.02% 134 6,025
Wharton 10 0.02% 43 2,261
High Bridge 11 0.02% 26 1,446
Asbury Park 12 0.02% 105 6,622
Bradley Beach 13 0.02% 34 2,152
Little Silver 14 0.02% 33 2,113
Roseland 15 0.01% 36 2,404
Absecon 16 0.01% 44 3,247
Berlin 17 0.01% 34 2,572
Edgewater 18 0.01% 75 5,744
Brigantine 19 0.01% 55 4,379
Kinnelon 20 0.01% 45 3,610
Bloomingdale 21 0.01% 35 2,829
Clayton 22 0.01% 35 2,853
Kenilworth 23 0.01% 31 2,679
Mount Ephraim 24 0.01% 19 1,799
Jersey City 25 0.01% 1,002 96,634
Hasbrouck Heights 26 0.01% 46 4,539
Manville 27 0.01% 39 3,874
Ho-Ho-Kus 28 0.01% 14 1,406
Belvidere 29 0.01% 11 1,106
Plainfield 30 0.01% 129 14,518
Highlands 31 0.01% 21 2,395
Boonton 32 0.01% 27 3,117
Fair Haven 33 0.01% 18 2,084
Hawthorne 34 0.01% 58 6,991
Ringwood 35 0.01% 30 3,746
North Caldwell 36 0.01% 16 2,061
River Edge 37 0.01% 31 4,009
National Park 38 0.01% 8 1,041
Belmar 39 0.01% 21 2,871
Spring Lake Heights 40 0.01% 17 2,332
Hight 41 0.01% 15 2,071
Butler 42 0.01% 20 2,762
Linden 43 0.01% 103 14,400
Madison 44 0.01% 39 5,532
North Plainfield 45 0.01% 50 7,255
Haddon Heights 46 0.01% 19 2,832
West Long Branch 47 0.01% 18 2,674
Linwood 48 0.01% 17 2,537
Burlington 49 0.01% 27 4,062
Middlesex 50 0.01% 32 4,902
Paramus 51 0.01% 54 8,435
Pine Hill 52 0.01% 25 3,968
Bordentown 53 0.01% 11 1,768
Spotswood 54 0.01% 20 3,217
Glassboro 55 0.01% 37 5,925
Carlstadt 56 0.01% 13 2,147
Roselle 57 0.01% 49 8,234
Red Bank 58 0.01% 31 5,193
Englewood 59 0.01% 62 10,462
Lindenwold 60 0.01% 43 7,344
Woodbury 61 0.01% 23 3,918
Hopatcong 62 0.01% 32 5,540
Fair Lawn 63 0.01% 69 11,807
Dover 64 0.01% 30 5,184
South Bound Brook 65 0.01% 9 1,575
Keyport 66 0.01% 17 3,142
West New York 67 0.01% 99 19,034
Hoboken 68 0.01% 126 24,330
Wood 69 0.01% 7 1,344
Bound Brook 70 0.01% 18 3,470
Elizabeth 71 0.01% 206 39,273
Midland Park 72 0.01% 14 2,811
Lincoln Park 73 0.0% 19 3,862
Garwood 74 0.0% 8 1,641
Netcong 75 0.0% 7 1,429
Hackett 76 0.0% 17 3,469
Leonia 77 0.0% 16 3,362
Keansburg 78 0.0% 20 4,162
Mountainside 79 0.0% 11 2,322
Cresskill 80 0.0% 14 3,007
Old Tappan 81 0.0% 9 1,949
Woodland Park 82 0.0% 20 4,355
Norwood 83 0.0% 9 1,942
Pompton Lakes 84 0.0% 19 4,151
Totowa 85 0.0% 16 3,457
Woodbury Heights 86 0.0% 5 1,103
Elmwood Park 87 0.0% 31 7,086
Morri 88 0.0% 33 7,841
Matawan 89 0.0% 14 3,415
South Plainfield 90 0.0% 33 8,035
Hackensack 91 0.0% 76 18,345
Haddonfield 92 0.0% 17 4,250
Atlantic City 93 0.0% 64 15,847
New Brunswick 94 0.0% 55 13,866
Maywood 95 0.0% 14 3,610
Moonachie 96 0.0% 4 1,013
Long Branch 97 0.0% 46 11,883
Carteret 98 0.0% 29 7,664
Pleasantville 99 0.0% 25 6,645
Paterson 100 0.0% 163 43,462

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