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 (Photos)
  5. Southampton (Photos)
  6. Flower Hill
  7. Penn Yan (Photos)
  8. Islandia (Photos)
  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.

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

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

2. Mohawk


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

3. Groton


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

4. Menands

Menands, New York

Source: Wikipedia

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

5. Southampton

Southampton, New York

Source: Wikipedia

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

6. Flower Hill


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

7. Penn Yan

Penn Yan, New York

Source: Wikipedia

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

8. Islandia

Islandia, New York

Source: Wikipedia

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

9. Yorkville


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

10. Malone

Malone, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 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

For more New York reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In New York

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Nyack 1 0.04% 143 3,295
Mohawk 2 0.04% 42 1,098
Groton 3 0.03% 29 1,033
Menands 4 0.02% 36 1,701
Southampton 5 0.02% 26 1,260
Flower Hill 6 0.02% 28 1,396
Penn Yan 7 0.02% 36 2,078
Islandia 8 0.02% 16 1,012
Yorkville 9 0.02% 17 1,081
Malone 10 0.02% 37 2,458
Beacon 11 0.01% 80 5,452
Gowanda 12 0.01% 16 1,104
Hudson Falls 13 0.01% 40 2,851
Walden 14 0.01% 33 2,458
Carthage 15 0.01% 19 1,449
Hoosick Falls 16 0.01% 18 1,405
South Nyack 17 0.01% 15 1,267
Norwich 18 0.01% 32 2,854
South Glens Falls 19 0.01% 18 1,672
Corning 20 0.01% 55 5,239
Waterloo 21 0.01% 21 2,011
Manorhaven 22 0.01% 25 2,397
Westbury 23 0.01% 51 4,950
Ossining 24 0.01% 74 7,449
Port Jefferson 25 0.01% 30 3,044
Malverne 26 0.01% 31 3,157
Rensselaer 27 0.01% 41 4,279
Rhinebeck 28 0.01% 11 1,158
Mamaroneck 29 0.01% 70 7,380
Olean 30 0.01% 58 6,222
Montebello 31 0.01% 14 1,499
Ithaca 32 0.01% 87 9,489
Albany 33 0.01% 356 39,903
Fulton 34 0.01% 40 4,532
Rochester 35 0.01% 756 86,025
Valley Stream 36 0.01% 99 11,422
Pelham 37 0.01% 19 2,186
Cornwall-On-Hudson 38 0.01% 10 1,171
Granville 39 0.01% 9 1,079
Lowville 40 0.01% 14 1,679
Troy 41 0.01% 166 19,962
Haverstraw 42 0.01% 30 3,647
Long Beach 43 0.01% 116 14,418
Catskill 44 0.01% 12 1,491
Cortland 45 0.01% 54 6,732
Watervliet 46 0.01% 36 4,740
Sherrill 47 0.01% 10 1,342
Babylon 48 0.01% 33 4,510
North Syracuse 49 0.01% 23 3,171
Freeport 50 0.01% 98 13,557
Chestnut Ridge 51 0.01% 18 2,551
Newburgh 52 0.01% 62 8,762
Port Jervis 53 0.01% 24 3,413
New York 54 0.01% 21,448 3,095,931
Syracuse 55 0.01% 380 55,279
Port Washington North 56 0.01% 9 1,310
Utica 57 0.01% 161 23,828
Poughkeepsie 58 0.01% 80 12,018
Elmsford 59 0.01% 10 1,491
Johnson City 60 0.01% 43 6,545
Johnstown 61 0.01% 25 3,780
Woodbury 62 0.01% 22 3,358
Brightwaters 63 0.01% 7 1,069
Cayuga Heights 64 0.01% 10 1,571
Lancaster 65 0.01% 27 4,306
Medina 66 0.01% 15 2,407
Liverpool 67 0.01% 7 1,132
Avon 68 0.01% 8 1,322
Amsterdam 69 0.01% 46 7,584
Schenectady 70 0.01% 147 24,557
Auburn 71 0.01% 66 11,119
Canton 72 0.01% 10 1,683
Hornell 73 0.01% 21 3,621
Patchogue 74 0.01% 27 4,616
Binghamton 75 0.01% 114 19,902
Endicott 76 0.01% 34 5,985
New Rochelle 77 0.01% 161 28,251
Ballston Spa 78 0.01% 14 2,499
Northport 79 0.01% 16 2,933
Buffalo 80 0.01% 597 111,444
Oneonta 81 0.01% 22 4,105
Homer 82 0.01% 7 1,292
Maybrook 83 0.01% 6 1,124
Ilion 84 0.01% 18 3,471
Lloyd Harbor 85 0.01% 6 1,147
Lockport 86 0.01% 46 9,016
Mastic Beach 87 0.01% 24 4,786
Sleepy Hollow 88 0.0% 18 3,662
Camden 89 0.0% 5 1,021
Rome 90 0.0% 65 13,249
Elmira 91 0.0% 53 10,826
Cohoes 92 0.0% 35 7,139
Kingston 93 0.0% 47 9,834
Waverly 94 0.0% 9 1,885
Fairport 95 0.0% 12 2,480
Saugerties 96 0.0% 8 1,683
Ogdensburg 97 0.0% 20 4,170
Plattsburgh 98 0.0% 38 8,005
Briarcliff Manor 99 0.0% 12 2,599
Oswego 100 0.0% 35 7,669

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