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:
- Egg Harbor City (Photos)
- Hamburg (Photos)
- Watchung (Photos)
- Guttenberg (Photos)
- Bloomingdale (Photos)
- Belvidere (Photos)
- Lambertville (Photos)
- Glen Ridge (Photos)
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:
- 10 Best Places To Live In New Jersey
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In New Jersey
- 10 Most Dangerous Cities In New Jersey
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.
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 70 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.71% (1st highest)
More on Riverdale: Data
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 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 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.
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.
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:
- Medford Lakes
For more New Jersey reading, check out:
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In New Jersey
- 10 Safest Places In New Jersey
- 10 Worst Places To Live In New Jersey
Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In New Jersey
|2||Egg Harbor City||1,370|
|36||Spring Lake Heights||2,259|
|42||West New York||19,052|