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:
- Grants (Photos)
- Las Vegas (Photos)
- Santa Fe (Photos)
- Los Ranchos De Albuquerque (Photos)
- Bernalillo (Photos)
- Albuquerque (Photos)
- Socorro (Photos)
- 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.
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.
Population: 3,156Gay Households: 67
% Gay Households: 2.12%
Population: 1,126Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 1.33%
3. Las Vegas
Population: 5,319Gay Households: 62
% Gay Households: 1.17%
4. Santa Fe
Population: 31,498Gay Households: 360
% Gay Households: 1.14%
5. Los Ranchos De Albuquerque
Population: 2,756 Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.98%
Population: 3,394 Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 0.88%
Population: 3,065Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 0.85%
Population: 222,868Gay Households: 1,880
% Gay Households: 0.84%
Population: 2,681Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 0.82%
Population: 11,128Gay 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:
For more New Mexico reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In New Mexico – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In New Mexico – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In New Mexico – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In New Mexico
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|Los Ranchos De Albuquerque||5||0.01%|
|Truth Or Consequences||27||0.0%|