These Are The 10 Gayest Places In New Mexico


We looked at years of data to determine which New Mexico 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 0.61% of New Mexico residents is gay? That ranks 7 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 42 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in New Mexico:

  1. Grants (Photos)
  2. Eunice
  3. Las Vegas (Photos)
  4. Santa Fe (Photos)
  5. Los Ranchos De Albuquerque (Photos)
  6. Corrales (Photos)
  7. Bernalillo (Photos)
  8. Albuquerque (Photos)
  9. Socorro (Photos)
  10. Hobbs (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 Mexico.

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How do you determine the gayest city in New Mexico?

In order to rank the gayest cities in New Mexico, 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 42 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Grants ended up being the the most gay place with 2.12% gay households.

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.

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1. Grants

Grants, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,156
Gay Households: 67
% Gay Households: 2.12%

2. Eunice

Eunice, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,126
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 1.33%

3. Las Vegas

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 5,319
Gay Households: 62
% Gay Households: 1.17%

4. Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 31,498
Gay Households: 360
% Gay Households: 1.14%

5. Los Ranchos De Albuquerque

Source: Google Maps

Households: 2,756
Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.98%

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6. Corrales

Corrales, New Mexico

Source: Flickr

Households: 3,394
Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 0.88%

7. Bernalillo

Bernalillo, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,065
Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 0.85%

8. Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 222,868
Gay Households: 1,880
% Gay Households: 0.84%

9. Socorro

Socorro, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,681
Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 0.82%

10. Hobbs

Hobbs, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 11,128
Gay Households: 88
% Gay Households: 0.79%

There You Have It

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:

  1. Tularosa
  2. Tucumcari
  3. Gallup

For more New Mexico reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In New Mexico

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Grants 1 0.02% 3,156 6,700
Eunice 2 0.01% 1,126 1,500
Las Vegas 3 0.01% 5,319 6,200
Santa Fe 4 0.01% 31,498 36,000
Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 5 0.01% 2,756 2,700
Corrales 6 0.01% 3,394 3,000
Bernalillo 7 0.01% 3,065 2,600
Albuquerque 8 0.01% 222,868 188,000
Socorro 9 0.01% 2,681 2,200
Hobbs 10 0.01% 11,128 8,800
Rio Rancho 11 0.01% 32,574 25,500
Espa 12 0.01% 3,936 2,700
Silver City 13 0.01% 4,146 2,700
Deming 14 0.01% 5,437 2,700
Ruidoso 15 0.0% 3,576 1,600
Clovis 16 0.0% 14,618 6,400
Las Cruces 17 0.0% 38,670 15,700
Portales 18 0.0% 4,387 1,800
Farmington 19 0.0% 15,255 6,000
Roswell 20 0.0% 17,731 6,800
Peralta 21 0.0% 1,305 400
Los Lunas 22 0.0% 5,618 1,600
Alamogordo 23 0.0% 12,470 2,900
Carlsbad 24 0.0% 10,068 2,300
Taos 25 0.0% 2,491 500
Belen 26 0.0% 2,703 400
Truth Or Consequences 27 0.0% 2,815 400
Lordsburg 28 0.0% 1,047
Sunland Park 29 0.0% 3,855
Anthony 30 0.0% 2,830
Artesia 31 0.0% 4,140
Aztec 32 0.0% 2,658
Ruidoso Downs 33 0.0% 1,029
Bayard 34 0.0% 1,032
Bloomfield 35 0.0% 2,419
Raton 36 0.0% 2,761
Bosque Farms 37 0.0% 1,484
Lovington 38 0.0% 3,378
Edgewood 39 0.0% 1,482
Gallup 40 0.0% 6,072
Tucumcari 41 0.0% 1,849
Tularosa 42 0.0% 1,345

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