These Are The 10 Gayest Places In New Jersey 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 Jersey.

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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 Jersey residents is gay? That ranks as the number 28 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 9,964 gay households in The Garden State.

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

After analyzing 241 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in New Jersey for 2019:

  1. Riverdale
  2. Egg Harbor City (Photos)
  3. Hamburg (Photos)
  4. Watchung (Photos)
  5. Guttenberg (Photos)
  6. Bloomingdale (Photos)
  7. Belvidere (Photos)
  8. Lambertville (Photos)
  9. Glen Ridge (Photos)
  10. Oaklyn

According to the facts, Riverdale is the gayest place in New Jersey 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 Jersey reading, check out:

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in New Jersey, 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 241 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 3.71% gay households.

Read 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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,887
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 70 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.71% (1st highest)
More on Riverdale:  Data

Egg Harbor City, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,370
Rank Last Year: 74 (Up 72)
Gay Households: 46 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.36% (2nd highest)
More on Egg Harbor City:  Data | Photos

Hamburg, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,425
Rank Last Year: 193 (Up 190)
Gay Households: 39 (34th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.74% (3rd highest)
More on Hamburg:  Data | Photos

Watchung, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 1,909
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 46 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.41% (4th highest)
More on Watchung:  Data | Photos

Watchung is a borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 5,801, reflecting an increase of 188 from the 5,613 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 503 from the 5,110 counted in the 1990 Census.

Guttenberg, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 4,555
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Gay Households: 105 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.31% (5th highest)
More on Guttenberg:  Data | Photos

Guttenberg is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town’s population was 11,176. Only four blocks wide, Guttenberg is the ninth-smallest municipality in the state and the most densely populated incorporated municipality in the United States, as well as one of the most densely populated municipalities worldwide, with 57,116 people per square mile of land area.

Bloomingdale, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,865
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Gay Households: 56 (21st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.95% (6th highest)
More on Bloomingdale:  Data | Photos

Bloomingdale is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 7,656, reflecting an increase of 46 from the 7,610 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 80 from the 7,530 counted in the 1990 Census.

Belvidere, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,025
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 13)
Gay Households: 20 (66th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.95% (7th highest)
More on Belvidere:  Data | Photos

Lambertville, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,988
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 4)
Gay Households: 36 (39th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.81% (8th highest)
More on Lambertville:  Data | Photos

Glen Ridge, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Households: 2,459
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 38 (36th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.55% (9th highest)
More on Glen Ridge:  Data | Photos

Glen Ridge is a borough in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 7,527, reflecting an increase of 256 from the 7,271 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 195 from the 7,076 counted in the 1990 Census.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 1,701
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 25 (53rd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.47% (10th highest)
More on Oaklyn:  Data

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

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

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

  • Merchantville
  • Cresskill
  • Medford Lakes

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In New Jersey

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Riverdale 1,887 3.71%
2 Egg Harbor City 1,370 3.36%
3 Hamburg 1,425 2.74%
4 Watchung 1,909 2.41%
5 Guttenberg 4,555 2.31%
6 Bloomingdale 2,865 1.95%
7 Belvidere 1,025 1.95%
8 Lambertville 1,988 1.81%
9 Glen Ridge 2,459 1.55%
10 Oaklyn 1,701 1.47%
11 Asbury Park 6,656 1.4%
12 Butler 2,880 1.35%
13 Red Bank 5,108 1.14%
14 Kinnelon 3,398 1.12%
15 Clayton 2,986 1.11%
16 Pompton Lakes 4,005 1.1%
17 Union Beach 1,881 1.06%
18 Dover 5,318 0.98%
19 Wood 1,274 0.94%
20 Little Silver 2,103 0.9%
21 Hight 2,037 0.83%
22 Highlands 2,712 0.81%
23 Bogota 2,891 0.8%
24 Westville 1,640 0.79%
25 Woodbury 3,953 0.73%
26 Saddle River 1,228 0.73%
27 Neptune City 2,072 0.72%
28 Elmwood Park 6,685 0.72%
29 Midland Park 2,690 0.71%
30 Atlantic City 15,404 0.7%
31 Linden 14,319 0.69%
32 Ho-Ho-Kus 1,449 0.69%
33 Lincoln Park 3,629 0.69%
34 High Bridge 1,461 0.68%
35 Manville 3,721 0.67%
36 Spring Lake Heights 2,259 0.66%
37 Wharton 2,284 0.66%
38 Jersey City 100,049 0.65%
39 Collingswood 6,023 0.65%
40 Woodland Park 4,301 0.63%
41 Absecon 3,209 0.62%
42 West New York 19,052 0.61%
43 Madison 5,360 0.6%
44 Matawan 3,361 0.6%
45 Glassboro 6,224 0.59%
46 Metuchen 5,182 0.58%
47 Boonton 3,134 0.57%
48 Somers Point 4,394 0.52%
49 Cliffside Park 10,577 0.51%
50 Lavallette 1,003 0.5%
51 Clinton 1,014 0.49%
52 Plainfield 14,920 0.49%
53 Rutherford 7,095 0.48%
54 Perth Amboy 15,848 0.47%
55 Bayonne 25,213 0.46%
56 Union City 23,515 0.45%
57 Mount Ephraim 1,779 0.45%
58 Hawthorne 6,933 0.45%
59 Haworth 1,127 0.44%
60 Camden 25,195 0.44%
61 Hackensack 18,817 0.44%
62 Hasbrouck Heights 4,406 0.43%
63 Fair Haven 1,889 0.42%
64 Dunellen 2,428 0.41%
65 Linwood 2,569 0.39%
66 North Haledon 3,170 0.38%
67 River Edge 4,004 0.37%
68 Highland Park 5,634 0.37%
69 Mountainside 2,428 0.37%
70 Hoboken 24,812 0.37%
71 Dumont 6,282 0.37%
72 Magnolia 1,643 0.37%
73 Florham Park 4,114 0.36%
74 Kearny 13,473 0.36%
75 Pine Hill 4,232 0.35%
76 Ventnor City 4,403 0.34%
77 Old Tappan 2,057 0.34%
78 Elizabeth 40,219 0.33%
79 Paterson 43,786 0.33%
80 North Arlington 6,088 0.33%
81 Somerdale 2,164 0.32%
82 Roselle Park 4,947 0.32%
83 Bergenfield 8,688 0.32%
84 Fairview 5,515 0.31%
85 Middlesex 4,565 0.31%
86 Carteret 7,958 0.3%
87 Brigantine 4,355 0.3%
88 Ridgefield Park 4,703 0.3%
89 Garfield 11,241 0.29%
90 Pleasantville 6,837 0.29%
91 Wildwood 2,398 0.29%
92 Wanaque 4,129 0.29%
93 East Orange 24,195 0.29%
94 Rahway 10,830 0.29%
95 New Brunswick 14,823 0.28%
96 Roselle 7,806 0.28%
97 Ridgefield 3,724 0.27%
98 Clifton 29,078 0.27%
99 Hackett 3,389 0.27%
100 Carlstadt 2,328 0.26%

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