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 0.46% of New York residents is gay? That ranks as the number 5 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 29,200 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 257 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in New York for 2020.
The 10 Gayest Places In New York For 2020
- Walden (Photos)
- Mount Morris
- Little Falls (Photos)
- Malone (Photos)
- Flower Hill
- Hudson (Photos)
- Ellenville (Photos)
What’s the gayest place in New York? According to the facts, Walden is the gayest place in New York for 2020.
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.
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The 10 Gayest Cities In New York For 2020
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.
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 32 (36th highest)
% Gay Households: 6.19% (2nd highest)
More on Mohawk: Data
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 10)
Gay Households: 21 (56th highest)
% Gay Households: 4.05% (3rd highest)
More on Coxsackie: Data
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 30 (40th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.76% (4th highest)
More on Mount Morris: Data
Rank Last Year: 138 (Up 132)
Gay Households: 15 (75th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.76% (6th highest)
More on Phoenix: Data
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.
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 4)
Gay Households: 18 (64th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.29% (8th highest)
More on Flower Hill: Data
Hudson is a city located along the west border of Columbia County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 6,713, the second-largest in the county, following the nearby town of Kinderhook. Located on the east side of the Hudson River and 120 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, it was named for the river and its namesake explorer Henry Hudson.
How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in New York for 2020
In order to rank the gayest cities in New York, we used the 2014-2018 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 257 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 6.24% gay households. You can download the data here.
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.
There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In New York For 2020
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:
- Highland Falls
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