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:
- Watchung (Photos)
- Fanwood (Photos)
- Wildwood Crest
- Glen Ridge (Photos)
- Collingswood (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 Jersey.
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.
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.
Households: 2,085Gay Households: 76
% Gay Households: 3.65%
Households: 2,043Gay Households: 56
% Gay Households: 2.74%
Households: 1,761Gay Households: 47
% Gay Households: 2.67%
Households: 2,521Gay Households: 64
% Gay Households: 2.54%
Households: 1,688Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 2.49%
6. Wildwood Crest
Households: 1,511Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 2.38%
Households: 1,821Gay Households: 41
% Gay Households: 2.25%
8. Glen Ridge
Households: 2,411Gay Households: 54
% Gay Households: 2.24%
Households: 6,025Gay Households: 134
% Gay Households: 2.22%
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:
- Monmouth Beach
For more New Jersey reading , check out:
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- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Places In New Jersey
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In New Jersey
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|Spring Lake Heights||40||0.01%|
|West Long Branch||47||0.01%|
|South Bound Brook||65||0.01%|
|West New York||67||0.01%|