These Are The 10 Gayest Places In New York


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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 0.55% 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:

  1. Nyack (Photos)
  2. Mohawk
  3. Groton
  4. Menands
  5. Southampton
  6. Flower Hill
  7. Penn Yan (Photos)
  8. Islandia
  9. Yorkville
  10. 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.

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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.

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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.

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1. Nyack

Nyack, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,295
Gay Households: 143
% Gay Households: 4.34%

2. Mohawk

Mohawk, New York

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,098
Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 3.83%

3. Groton

Groton, New York

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,033
Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 2.81%

4. Menands

Menands, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,701
Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 2.12%

5. Southampton

Southampton, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,260
Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 2.06%

6. Flower Hill

Source: Google Maps

Households: 1,396
Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 2.01%

7. Penn Yan

Penn Yan, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,078
Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 1.73%

8. Islandia

Islandia, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,012
Gay Households: 16
% Gay Households: 1.58%

9. Yorkville

Yorkville, New York

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,081
Gay Households: 17
% Gay Households: 1.57%

10. Malone

Malone, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,458
Gay 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:

  1. Airmont
  2. New York Mills
  3. Hastings-on-Hudson

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In New York

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Nyack 1 0.04% 3,295 14,300
Mohawk 2 0.04% 1,098 4,200
Groton 3 0.03% 1,033 2,900
Menands 4 0.02% 1,701 3,600
Southampton 5 0.02% 1,260 2,600
Flower Hill 6 0.02% 1,396 2,800
Penn Yan 7 0.02% 2,078 3,600
Islandia 8 0.02% 1,012 1,600
Yorkville 9 0.02% 1,081 1,700
Malone 10 0.02% 2,458 3,700
Beacon 11 0.01% 5,452 8,000
Gowanda 12 0.01% 1,104 1,600
Hudson Falls 13 0.01% 2,851 4,000
Walden 14 0.01% 2,458 3,300
Carthage 15 0.01% 1,449 1,900
Hoosick Falls 16 0.01% 1,405 1,800
South Nyack 17 0.01% 1,267 1,500
Norwich 18 0.01% 2,854 3,200
South Glens Falls 19 0.01% 1,672 1,800
Corning 20 0.01% 5,239 5,500
Waterloo 21 0.01% 2,011 2,100
Manorhaven 22 0.01% 2,397 2,500
Westbury 23 0.01% 4,950 5,100
Ossining 24 0.01% 7,449 7,400
Port Jefferson 25 0.01% 3,044 3,000
Malverne 26 0.01% 3,157 3,100
Rensselaer 27 0.01% 4,279 4,100
Rhinebeck 28 0.01% 1,158 1,100
Mamaroneck 29 0.01% 7,380 7,000
Olean 30 0.01% 6,222 5,800
Montebello 31 0.01% 1,499 1,400
Ithaca 32 0.01% 9,489 8,700
Albany 33 0.01% 39,903 35,600
Fulton 34 0.01% 4,532 4,000
Rochester 35 0.01% 86,025 75,600
Valley Stream 36 0.01% 11,422 9,900
Pelham 37 0.01% 2,186 1,900
Cornwall-On-Hudson 38 0.01% 1,171 1,000
Granville 39 0.01% 1,079 900
Lowville 40 0.01% 1,679 1,400
Troy 41 0.01% 19,962 16,600
Haverstraw 42 0.01% 3,647 3,000
Long Beach 43 0.01% 14,418 11,600
Catskill 44 0.01% 1,491 1,200
Cortland 45 0.01% 6,732 5,400
Watervliet 46 0.01% 4,740 3,600
Sherrill 47 0.01% 1,342 1,000
Babylon 48 0.01% 4,510 3,300
North Syracuse 49 0.01% 3,171 2,300
Freeport 50 0.01% 13,557 9,800
Chestnut Ridge 51 0.01% 2,551 1,800
Newburgh 52 0.01% 8,762 6,200
Port Jervis 53 0.01% 3,413 2,400
New York 54 0.01% 3,095,931 2,144,800
Syracuse 55 0.01% 55,279 38,000
Port Washington North 56 0.01% 1,310 900
Utica 57 0.01% 23,828 16,100
Poughkeepsie 58 0.01% 12,018 8,000
Elmsford 59 0.01% 1,491 1,000
Johnson City 60 0.01% 6,545 4,300
Johnstown 61 0.01% 3,780 2,500
Woodbury 62 0.01% 3,358 2,200
Brightwaters 63 0.01% 1,069 700
Cayuga Heights 64 0.01% 1,571 1,000
Lancaster 65 0.01% 4,306 2,700
Medina 66 0.01% 2,407 1,500
Liverpool 67 0.01% 1,132 700
Avon 68 0.01% 1,322 800
Amsterdam 69 0.01% 7,584 4,600
Schenectady 70 0.01% 24,557 14,700
Auburn 71 0.01% 11,119 6,600
Canton 72 0.01% 1,683 1,000
Hornell 73 0.01% 3,621 2,100
Patchogue 74 0.01% 4,616 2,700
Binghamton 75 0.01% 19,902 11,400
Endicott 76 0.01% 5,985 3,400
New Rochelle 77 0.01% 28,251 16,100
Ballston Spa 78 0.01% 2,499 1,400
Northport 79 0.01% 2,933 1,600
Buffalo 80 0.01% 111,444 59,700
Oneonta 81 0.01% 4,105 2,200
Homer 82 0.01% 1,292 700
Maybrook 83 0.01% 1,124 600
Ilion 84 0.01% 3,471 1,800
Lloyd Harbor 85 0.01% 1,147 600
Lockport 86 0.01% 9,016 4,600
Mastic Beach 87 0.01% 4,786 2,400
Sleepy Hollow 88 0.0% 3,662 1,800
Camden 89 0.0% 1,021 500
Rome 90 0.0% 13,249 6,500
Elmira 91 0.0% 10,826 5,300
Cohoes 92 0.0% 7,139 3,500
Kingston 93 0.0% 9,834 4,700
Waverly 94 0.0% 1,885 900
Fairport 95 0.0% 2,480 1,200
Saugerties 96 0.0% 1,683 800
Ogdensburg 97 0.0% 4,170 2,000
Plattsburgh 98 0.0% 8,005 3,800
Briarcliff Manor 99 0.0% 2,599 1,200
Oswego 100 0.0% 7,669 3,500
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