These Are The 10 Gayest Places In New York For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the gayest places in New York.

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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 York residents is gay? That ranks as the number 14 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 29,014 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 268 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in New York for 2019:

  1. Mohawk
  2. Walden (Photos)
  3. Mount Morris
  4. Hoosick Falls (Photos)
  5. Nyack (Photos)
  6. Beacon (Photos)
  7. Flower Hill
  8. Little Falls (Photos)
  9. Saugerties (Photos)
  10. Malone (Photos)

According to the facts, Mohawk is the gayest place in New York for 2019.

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 York reading, check out:

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in New York for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in New York, we used the 2013-2017 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 268 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 4.84% 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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,074
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 52 (24th highest)
% Gay Households: 4.84% (1st highest)
More on Mohawk:  Data

Walden, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,248
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 66 (17th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.94% (2nd highest)
More on Walden:  Data | Photos

Walden is the largest of three villages of the Town of Montgomery in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 6,978 at the 2010 census. It has the ZIP Code 12586 and the 778 telephone exchange within the 845 area code. Walden is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,157
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 16)
Gay Households: 28 (41st highest)
% Gay Households: 2.42% (3rd highest)
More on Mount Morris:  Data

Hoosick Falls, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,469
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Gay Households: 31 (35th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.11% (4th highest)
More on Hoosick Falls:  Data | Photos

Nyack, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 3,297
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 66 (17th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.0% (5th highest)
More on Nyack:  Data | Photos

Nyack is a village located primarily in the town of Orangetown in Rockland County, New York, United States. Incorporated in 1872, it retains a very small western section in Clarkstown. It is an inner-suburb of New York City lying approximately 19 miles north of the Manhattan boundary near the west bank of the Hudson River, situated north of South Nyack, east of Central Nyack, south of Upper Nyack.

Beacon, NY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 5,142
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Gay Households: 88 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.71% (6th highest)
More on Beacon:  Data | Photos

Beacon is a city located in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The 2010 census placed the city total population at 15,541. Beacon is part of the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York-Newark-Bridgeport, New York-New Jersey-Connecticut-Pennsylvania Combined Statistical Area. It was named to commemorate the historic beacon fires that blazed forth from the summit of the Fishkill Mountains to alert the Continental Army about British troop movements.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,550
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 25 (46th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.61% (7th highest)
More on Flower Hill:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,884
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 30 (38th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.59% (8th highest)
More on Little Falls:  Data | Photos

Saugerties, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,750
Rank Last Year: 28 (Up 19)
Gay Households: 26 (44th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.49% (9th highest)
More on Saugerties:  Data | Photos

Malone, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,494
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 35 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.4% (10th highest)
More on Malone:  Data | Photos

Malone is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 14,545 at the 2010 census. The town contains a village also named Malone, which is the county seat. The town is an interior town located in the north-central part of the county.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In New York For 2019

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:

  • Yorkville
  • Honeoye Falls
  • Larchmont

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In New York

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Mohawk 1,074 4.84%
2 Walden 2,248 2.94%
3 Mount Morris 1,157 2.42%
4 Hoosick Falls 1,469 2.11%
5 Nyack 3,297 2.0%
6 Beacon 5,142 1.71%
7 Flower Hill 1,550 1.61%
8 Little Falls 1,884 1.59%
9 Saugerties 1,750 1.49%
10 Malone 2,494 1.4%
11 Canton 1,645 1.34%
12 Lansing 1,627 1.29%
13 Westbury 4,873 1.11%
14 Lowville 1,331 1.05%
15 Sloan 1,622 1.05%
16 Catskill 1,339 1.05%
17 Sherrill 1,277 1.02%
18 Albany 41,245 1.01%
19 Ithaca 9,869 0.95%
20 Palmyra 1,475 0.95%
21 Sloatsburg 1,116 0.9%
22 Plattsburgh 7,787 0.85%
23 Avon 1,303 0.84%
24 Southampton 1,326 0.83%
25 Newburgh 9,170 0.8%
26 Victor 1,011 0.79%
27 Whitesboro 1,772 0.79%
28 Norwich 2,821 0.78%
29 Menands 1,677 0.78%
30 Fulton 4,730 0.76%
31 Coxsackie 1,056 0.76%
32 North Hills 2,666 0.75%
33 Hudson 2,817 0.75%
34 Northport 3,024 0.73%
35 Rhinebeck 1,238 0.73%
36 East Aurora 2,537 0.71%
37 Fairport 2,412 0.7%
38 Chestnut Ridge 2,501 0.68%
39 Maybrook 1,328 0.68%
40 Johnson City 6,381 0.66%
41 Webster 2,478 0.65%
42 Troy 19,986 0.65%
43 New Paltz 1,889 0.64%
44 Rochester 86,180 0.63%
45 Auburn 11,572 0.62%
46 Mastic Beach 4,995 0.62%
47 Irvington 2,327 0.6%
48 Tonawanda 6,955 0.59%
49 East Rochester 2,773 0.58%
50 Ellenville 1,566 0.57%
51 Middletown 10,302 0.57%
52 Lloyd Harbor 1,224 0.57%
53 New Hyde Park 2,887 0.55%
54 Ilion 3,118 0.55%
55 Homer 1,316 0.53%
56 Binghamton 19,974 0.53%
57 New York 3,142,405 0.52%
58 Glens Falls 6,367 0.5%
59 Valley Stream 11,965 0.5%
60 Utica 23,475 0.49%
61 Ardsley 1,619 0.49%
62 Kenmore 7,090 0.49%
63 Goshen 2,095 0.48%
64 Wellsville 2,099 0.48%
65 Schenectady 22,812 0.46%
66 Dobbs Ferry 3,679 0.46%
67 Baldwinsville 3,263 0.46%
68 Granville 1,095 0.46%
69 Fredonia 3,526 0.45%
70 Olean 6,143 0.44%
71 Port Jefferson 2,993 0.43%
72 Tarr 4,519 0.42%
73 Endicott 5,849 0.41%
74 North Syracuse 2,964 0.4%
75 Ballston Spa 2,261 0.4%
76 Niagara Falls 21,299 0.39%
77 West Haverstraw 3,057 0.39%
78 Lackawanna 7,472 0.39%
79 Waterloo 2,077 0.39%
80 Harriman 1,039 0.38%
81 Island Park 1,578 0.38%
82 Johnstown 3,441 0.38%
83 Babylon 4,289 0.37%
84 Syracuse 55,633 0.37%
85 Elmira 10,225 0.36%
86 Amityville 3,323 0.36%
87 Buffalo 110,636 0.36%
88 Oswego 7,573 0.36%
89 North Tonawanda 13,667 0.35%
90 Oneida 4,558 0.35%
91 Malverne 3,172 0.35%
92 Spring Valley 8,956 0.33%
93 Greenwood Lake 1,197 0.33%
94 Port Chester 8,922 0.33%
95 Saranac Lake 2,492 0.32%
96 Sea Cliff 1,901 0.32%
97 Amsterdam 7,173 0.31%
98 Medina 2,641 0.3%
99 Herkimer 3,083 0.29%
100 Massena 4,804 0.29%