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 0.55% of New York residents is gay? That ranks 14 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Empire State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in New York.
After analyzing 265 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in New York:
- Nyack (Photos)
- Flower Hill
- Penn Yan (Photos)
- Malone (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 York.
How do you determine the gayest city in New York?
In order to rank the gayest cities in New York, 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 265 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Nyack ended up being the the most gay place with 4.34% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in New York. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
Households: 3,295Gay Households: 143
% Gay Households: 4.34%
Households: 1,098Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 3.83%
Households: 1,033Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 2.81%
Households: 1,701Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 2.12%
Households: 1,260Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 2.06%
6. Flower Hill
Households: 1,396 Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 2.01%
7. Penn Yan
Households: 2,078Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 1.73%
Households: 1,012Gay Households: 16
% Gay Households: 1.58%
Households: 1,081Gay Households: 17
% Gay Households: 1.57%
Households: 2,458Gay Households: 37
% Gay Households: 1.51%
There You Have It
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in New York, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in New York:
- New York Mills
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In New York
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|South Glens Falls||19||0.01%|
|Port Washington North||56||0.01%|