Gayest Places In New Mexico For 2020


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

Join RoadSnacks
Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the gayest places in New Mexico.

Swipe left for slideshow. Article continues below.

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 0.4% of New Mexico residents is gay? That ranks as the number 9 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 3,438 gay households in The Land Of Enchantment.

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

After analyzing 38 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in New Mexico for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In New Mexico For 2020

  1. Santa Fe (Photos)
  2. Edgewood (Photos)
  3. Roswell (Photos)
  4. Farmington (Photos)
  5. Albuquerque (Photos)
  6. Artesia (Photos)
  7. Hobbs (Photos)
  8. Las Cruces (Photos)
  9. Rio Rancho (Photos)
  10. Bernalillo (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in New Mexico? According to the facts, Santa Fe is the gayest place in New Mexico for 2020.

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 Mexico reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In New Mexico For 2020

Santa Fe, NM

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 35,593
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 272 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.01% (1st highest)
More on Santa Fe:  Data | Photos

Santa Fe is the capital of the state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and the seat of Santa Fe County.

Edgewood, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,431
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 13)
Gay Households: 14 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.74% (2nd highest)
More on Edgewood:  Data | Photos

Roswell, NM

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 17,422
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 108 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.72% (3rd highest)
More on Roswell:  Data | Photos

Roswell is a city in New Mexico. It is the county seat of Chaves County in the southeastern quarter of the state of New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 48,411, making it the fifth-largest city in New Mexico. It is a center for irrigated farming, dairying, ranching, manufacturing, distribution, and petroleum production. It is also the home of New Mexico Military Institute, founded in 1891. Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located a few miles northeast of the city on the Pecos River. Bottomless Lakes State Park is located 12 miles east of Roswell on US 380.

Farmington, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 16,095
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 71 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.72% (4th highest)
More on Farmington:  Data | Photos

Farmington is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. As of the 2013 population estimate from the United States Census Bureau the city had a total population of 45,426 people. Farmington makes up one of the four Metropolitan Statistical Areas in New Mexico. The U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimate in 2011 for Farmington was about 45,256.

Albuquerque, NM

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 222,748
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 1,516 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.6% (5th highest)
More on Albuquerque:  Data | Photos

Albuquerque AL-b-kur-kee; Navajo: Beeeldl Dahsinil ) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The high-elevation city serves as the county seat of Bernalillo County, and it is situated in the north central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population is 559,277 as of the July 1, 2016 population estimate from the United States Census Bureau, and ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. The Albuquerque metropolitan statistical area has a population of 909,906 according to the United States Census Bureau’s most recently available estimate for 2016. Albuquerque is the 60th-largest United States metropolitan area. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the city of Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corrales, Los Lunas, Belen, Bosque Farms, and forms part of the larger Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,171,991 as of the July 1, 2016, Census Bureau estimates.

Artesia, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,689
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 10 (16th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.43% (6th highest)
More on Artesia:  Data | Photos

Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Route 82 and U.S. Route 285; the two highways serve as the city’s Main Street and First Street, respectively. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,301.

Hobbs, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 11,729
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 31 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.38% (7th highest)
More on Hobbs:  Data | Photos

Hobbs is a city in Lea County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 34,122 at the 2010 Census, increasing from 28,657 at the 2000 census.

Las Cruces, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 39,934
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 157 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.37% (8th highest)
More on Las Cruces:  Data | Photos

Las Cruces, also known as “The City of the Crosses”, is the seat of Doa Ana County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 97,618, and in 2015 the estimated population was 101,643, making it the second largest city in the state, after Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the largest city in both Doa Ana County and southern New Mexico. The Las Cruces metropolitan area had an estimated population of 213,676 in 2014. It is the principal city of a metropolitan statistical area which encompasses all of Doa Ana County and is part of the larger El Paso-Las Cruces combined statistical area.

Rio Rancho, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 34,078
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 154 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.23% (9th highest)
More on Rio Rancho:  Data | Photos

Rio Rancho is the largest city and economic hub of Sandoval County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. A small portion of the city extends into northern Bernalillo County. It is the third-largest and also one of the fastest expanding cities in New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, Rio Rancho had a population of 93,820.

Bernalillo, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 3,464
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 25 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.17% (10th highest)
More on Bernalillo:  Data | Photos

Bernalillo is a town in Sandoval County, New Mexico, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 8,320. It is the county seat of Sandoval County.

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in New Mexico for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in New Mexico, we used the 2014-2018 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 38 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 1.01% gay households. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in New Mexico. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In New Mexico For 2020

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

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

  • Tularosa
  • Lovington
  • Aztec

For more New Mexico reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In New Mexico

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Santa Fe 35,593 1.01%
2 Edgewood 2,431 0.74%
3 Roswell 17,422 0.72%
4 Farmington 16,095 0.72%
5 Albuquerque 222,748 0.6%
6 Artesia 4,689 0.43%
7 Hobbs 11,729 0.38%
8 Las Cruces 39,934 0.37%
9 Rio Rancho 34,078 0.23%
10 Bernalillo 3,464 0.17%
11 Los Lunas 5,618 0.14%
12 Carlsbad 10,677 0.11%
13 Alamogordo 12,768 0.0%
14 Portales 4,434 0.0%
15 Raton 3,011 0.0%
16 Ruidoso 3,239 0.0%
17 Silver City 4,196 0.0%
18 Socorro 2,391 0.0%
19 Sunland Park 4,881 0.0%
20 Taos 2,577 0.0%
21 Truth Or Consequences 2,893 0.0%
22 Peralta 1,323 0.0%
23 Milan 1,263 0.0%
24 Las Vegas 5,141 0.0%
25 Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 2,632 0.0%
26 Lordsburg 1,009 0.0%
27 Tucumcari 1,756 0.0%
28 Grants 3,198 0.0%
29 Gallup 7,233 0.0%
30 Deming 5,402 0.0%
31 Corrales 3,699 0.0%
32 Clovis 14,871 0.0%
33 Bosque Farms 1,470 0.0%
34 Bloomfield 2,493 0.0%
35 Belen 2,740 0.0%
36 Aztec 2,432 0.0%
37 Lovington 3,579 0.0%
38 Tularosa 1,146 0.0%

How Is The Area In ?

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.