Gayest Places In New York For 2020


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth 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 0.46% 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

  1. Walden (Photos)
  2. Mohawk
  3. Coxsackie
  4. Mount Morris
  5. Little Falls (Photos)
  6. Phoenix
  7. Malone (Photos)
  8. Flower Hill
  9. Hudson (Photos)
  10. 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.

For more New York reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In New York For 2020

Walden, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,210
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 81 (15th highest)
% Gay Households: 6.24% (1st 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: 1,034
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 32 (36th highest)
% Gay Households: 6.19% (2nd highest)
More on Mohawk:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,038
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 10)
Gay Households: 21 (56th highest)
% Gay Households: 4.05% (3rd highest)
More on Coxsackie:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,224
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 30 (40th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.76% (4th highest)
More on Mount Morris:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,820
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Gay Households: 32 (36th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.52% (5th highest)
More on Little Falls:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,086
Rank Last Year: 138 (Up 132)
Gay Households: 15 (75th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.76% (6th highest)
More on Phoenix:  Data

Malone, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,501
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 34 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.72% (7th 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.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,571
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 4)
Gay Households: 18 (64th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.29% (8th highest)
More on Flower Hill:  Data

Hudson, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,694
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 29 (42nd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.15% (9th highest)
More on Hudson:  Data | Photos

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.

Ellenville, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,592
Rank Last Year: 26 (Up 16)
Gay Households: 15 (75th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.88% (10th highest)
More on Ellenville:  Data | Photos

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:

  • Yorkville
  • Highland Falls
  • Kenmore

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In New York

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Walden 2,210 6.24%
2 Mohawk 1,034 6.19%
3 Coxsackie 1,038 4.05%
4 Mount Morris 1,224 3.76%
5 Little Falls 1,820 3.52%
6 Phoenix 1,086 2.76%
7 Malone 2,501 2.72%
8 Flower Hill 1,571 2.29%
9 Hudson 2,694 2.15%
10 Ellenville 1,592 1.88%
11 Canton 1,513 1.85%
12 Menands 1,659 1.81%
13 Catskill 1,406 1.71%
14 New Hyde Park 2,798 1.57%
15 Irvington 2,413 1.49%
16 Southampton 1,352 1.48%
17 North Hills 2,658 1.35%
18 Sloan 1,640 1.34%
19 Middletown 10,331 1.34%
20 Lloyd Harbor 1,234 1.3%
21 Sloatsburg 1,087 1.29%
22 Ithaca 10,239 1.17%
23 Beacon 5,178 1.16%
24 Webster 2,426 1.15%
25 Harriman 1,065 1.13%
26 Plattsburgh 7,894 1.11%
27 Newburgh 9,358 1.11%
28 Saugerties 1,765 1.02%
29 Ardsley 1,638 0.98%
30 Albany 41,207 0.97%
31 Maybrook 1,370 0.88%
32 Baldwinsville 3,210 0.87%
33 Lansing 1,639 0.85%
34 Rochester 86,057 0.79%
35 Johnstown 3,447 0.75%
36 New York 3,154,103 0.71%
37 Niagara Falls 21,474 0.71%
38 Westbury 4,918 0.69%
39 Port Chester 9,129 0.68%
40 Endicott 5,697 0.67%
41 Troy 19,954 0.65%
42 East Rochester 2,834 0.64%
43 Herkimer 2,894 0.62%
44 Norwich 2,990 0.6%
45 West Haverstraw 3,071 0.59%
46 Utica 23,520 0.58%
47 Batavia 6,129 0.55%
48 Syracuse 55,306 0.55%
49 Auburn 11,607 0.55%
50 Oswego 7,551 0.53%
51 Granville 1,146 0.52%
52 Schenectady 22,694 0.48%
53 Elmira 9,931 0.44%
54 Dobbs Ferry 3,671 0.44%
55 Saratoga Springs 12,393 0.44%
56 Lancaster 4,600 0.43%
57 Buffalo 110,701 0.42%
58 Olean 6,158 0.39%
59 Dunkirk 5,182 0.39%
60 Johnson City 6,288 0.38%
61 Oneonta 4,322 0.37%
62 Lake Grove 3,894 0.36%
63 Port Jervis 3,897 0.36%
64 Victor 1,122 0.36%
65 Amityville 3,421 0.35%
66 New Rochelle 28,073 0.34%
67 Jamestown 12,652 0.32%
68 Glens Falls 6,466 0.31%
69 Geneva 4,545 0.31%
70 White Plains 22,929 0.28%
71 Yonkers 74,848 0.27%
72 Peekskill 9,628 0.23%
73 Lindenhurst 8,839 0.23%
74 Valley Stream 12,116 0.21%
75 Binghamton 19,873 0.2%
76 Lackawanna 7,426 0.16%
77 Mineola 7,456 0.16%
78 Glen Cove 9,792 0.14%
79 North Tonawanda 13,645 0.13%
80 Hempstead 15,703 0.11%
81 Poughkeepsie 12,627 0.11%
82 Watertown 11,110 0.11%
83 Mount Vernon 25,248 0.05%
84 Old Westbury 1,100 0.0%
85 Piermont 1,184 0.0%
86 Oneida 4,436 0.0%
87 Orchard Park 1,396 0.0%
88 Northport 2,999 0.0%
89 Patchogue 5,250 0.0%
90 Perry 1,404 0.0%
91 Ossining 8,418 0.0%
92 Palmyra 1,471 0.0%
93 Penn Yan 1,985 0.0%
94 Pelham Manor 1,698 0.0%
95 North Syracuse 3,065 0.0%
96 Newark 3,816 0.0%
97 Pelham 2,249 0.0%
98 Owego 1,703 0.0%
99 Ogdensburg 4,029 0.0%
100 New York Mills 1,737 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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