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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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 0.42% 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.

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

After analyzing 242 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in New Jersey:

  1. Watchung (Photos)
  2. Lambertville
  3. Westville
  4. Fanwood (Photos)
  5. Oaklyn
  6. Wildwood Crest
  7. Riverdale
  8. Glen Ridge (Photos)
  9. Collingswood (Photos)
  10. Wharton

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 Jersey.

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How do you determine the gayest city in New Jersey?

In 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:

  • 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 242 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Watchung ended up being the the most gay place with 3.65% gay households.

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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.

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1. Watchung

Watchung, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,085
Gay Households: 76
% Gay Households: 3.65%

2. Lambertville

Lambertville, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,043
Gay Households: 56
% Gay Households: 2.74%

3. Westville

Westville, New Jersey

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,761
Gay Households: 47
% Gay Households: 2.67%

4. Fanwood

Fanwood, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,521
Gay Households: 64
% Gay Households: 2.54%

5. Oaklyn

Oaklyn, New Jersey

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,688
Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 2.49%

6. Wildwood Crest

Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,511
Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 2.38%

7. Riverdale

Riverdale, New Jersey

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,821
Gay Households: 41
% Gay Households: 2.25%

8. Glen Ridge

Glen Ridge, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,411
Gay Households: 54
% Gay Households: 2.24%

9. Collingswood

Collingswood, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 6,025
Gay Households: 134
% Gay Households: 2.22%

10. Wharton

Source: Google Maps

Households: 2,261
Gay Households: 43
% Gay Households: 1.9%

There You Have It

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:

  1. Oradell
  2. Closter
  3. Monmouth Beach

For more New Jersey reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In New Jersey

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Watchung 1 0.04% 2,085 7,600
Lambertville 2 0.03% 2,043 5,600
Westville 3 0.03% 1,761 4,700
Fanwood 4 0.03% 2,521 6,400
Oaklyn 5 0.02% 1,688 4,200
Wildwood Crest 6 0.02% 1,511 3,600
Riverdale 7 0.02% 1,821 4,100
Glen Ridge 8 0.02% 2,411 5,400
Collingswood 9 0.02% 6,025 13,400
Wharton 10 0.02% 2,261 4,300
High Bridge 11 0.02% 1,446 2,600
Asbury Park 12 0.02% 6,622 10,500
Bradley Beach 13 0.02% 2,152 3,400
Little Silver 14 0.02% 2,113 3,300
Roseland 15 0.01% 2,404 3,600
Absecon 16 0.01% 3,247 4,400
Berlin 17 0.01% 2,572 3,400
Edgewater 18 0.01% 5,744 7,500
Brigantine 19 0.01% 4,379 5,500
Kinnelon 20 0.01% 3,610 4,500
Bloomingdale 21 0.01% 2,829 3,500
Clayton 22 0.01% 2,853 3,500
Kenilworth 23 0.01% 2,679 3,100
Mount Ephraim 24 0.01% 1,799 1,900
Jersey City 25 0.01% 96,634 100,200
Hasbrouck Heights 26 0.01% 4,539 4,600
Manville 27 0.01% 3,874 3,900
Ho-Ho-Kus 28 0.01% 1,406 1,400
Belvidere 29 0.01% 1,106 1,100
Plainfield 30 0.01% 14,518 12,900
Highlands 31 0.01% 2,395 2,100
Boonton 32 0.01% 3,117 2,700
Fair Haven 33 0.01% 2,084 1,800
Hawthorne 34 0.01% 6,991 5,800
Ringwood 35 0.01% 3,746 3,000
North Caldwell 36 0.01% 2,061 1,600
River Edge 37 0.01% 4,009 3,100
National Park 38 0.01% 1,041 800
Belmar 39 0.01% 2,871 2,100
Spring Lake Heights 40 0.01% 2,332 1,700
Hight 41 0.01% 2,071 1,500
Butler 42 0.01% 2,762 2,000
Linden 43 0.01% 14,400 10,300
Madison 44 0.01% 5,532 3,900
North Plainfield 45 0.01% 7,255 5,000
Haddon Heights 46 0.01% 2,832 1,900
West Long Branch 47 0.01% 2,674 1,800
Linwood 48 0.01% 2,537 1,700
Burlington 49 0.01% 4,062 2,700
Middlesex 50 0.01% 4,902 3,200
Paramus 51 0.01% 8,435 5,400
Pine Hill 52 0.01% 3,968 2,500
Bordentown 53 0.01% 1,768 1,100
Spotswood 54 0.01% 3,217 2,000
Glassboro 55 0.01% 5,925 3,700
Carlstadt 56 0.01% 2,147 1,300
Roselle 57 0.01% 8,234 4,900
Red Bank 58 0.01% 5,193 3,100
Englewood 59 0.01% 10,462 6,200
Lindenwold 60 0.01% 7,344 4,300
Woodbury 61 0.01% 3,918 2,300
Hopatcong 62 0.01% 5,540 3,200
Fair Lawn 63 0.01% 11,807 6,900
Dover 64 0.01% 5,184 3,000
South Bound Brook 65 0.01% 1,575 900
Keyport 66 0.01% 3,142 1,700
West New York 67 0.01% 19,034 9,900
Hoboken 68 0.01% 24,330 12,600
Wood 69 0.01% 1,344 700
Elizabeth 70 0.01% 39,273 20,600
Bound Brook 71 0.01% 3,470 1,800
Midland Park 72 0.01% 2,811 1,400
Lincoln Park 73 0.0% 3,862 1,900
Garwood 74 0.0% 1,641 800
Netcong 75 0.0% 1,429 700
Hackett 76 0.0% 3,469 1,700
Keansburg 77 0.0% 4,162 2,000
Leonia 78 0.0% 3,362 1,600
Cresskill 79 0.0% 3,007 1,400
Mountainside 80 0.0% 2,322 1,100
Pompton Lakes 81 0.0% 4,151 1,900
Norwood 82 0.0% 1,942 900
Totowa 83 0.0% 3,457 1,600
Old Tappan 84 0.0% 1,949 900
Woodland Park 85 0.0% 4,355 2,000
Woodbury Heights 86 0.0% 1,103 500
Elmwood Park 87 0.0% 7,086 3,100
Morri 88 0.0% 7,841 3,300
South Plainfield 89 0.0% 8,035 3,300
Hackensack 90 0.0% 18,345 7,600
Matawan 91 0.0% 3,415 1,400
New Brunswick 92 0.0% 13,866 5,500
Atlantic City 93 0.0% 15,847 6,400
Haddonfield 94 0.0% 4,250 1,700
Moonachie 95 0.0% 1,013 400
Long Branch 96 0.0% 11,883 4,600
Maywood 97 0.0% 3,610 1,400
Pleasantville 98 0.0% 6,645 2,500
Dumont 99 0.0% 6,349 2,400
Paterson 100 0.0% 43,462 16,300

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