These Are The 10 Gayest Places In North Dakota


We looked at years of data to determine which North Dakota cities have the most pride

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\nWhen 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.\n\nWhile the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue.\n\nDid you know that an estimated 0.22% of North Dakota residents is gay? That ranks 49 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Peace Garden State.\n\nOur goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in North Dakota.\n\nAfter analyzing 19 cities with over 1,000 households, we\’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in North Dakota:\n

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  1. Valley City (Photos)
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  3. Rugby
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  5. Fargo (Photos)
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  7. Minot (Photos)
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  9. Devils Lake (Photos)
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  11. Grand Forks (Photos)
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  13. Mandan (Photos)
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  15. West Fargo (Photos)
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  17. Bismarck (Photos)
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  19. Dickinson
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\nRead on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. You can also check out the most conservative places in North Dakota.\n\n

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How do you determine the gayest city in North Dakota?

\nIn order to rank the gayest cities in North Dakota, we used the 2009-2014 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census. We looked at:\n

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  • Percentage of all households that are unmarried, same sex partners
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\n\nWe limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 1,000 households.\n\nWe ranked each place from 1 to 19 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.\n\nIn the end, Valley City ended up being the the most gay place with 0.71% gay households.\n\nRead on below to learn more about the gayest places in North Dakota. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.\n\n

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1. Valley City

\'Valley\n

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Population: 3,078
Gay Households: 22\n% Gay Households: 0.71%\n\n\n

2. Rugby

\'Rugby,\n

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Population: 1,356
Gay Households: 8\n% Gay Households: 0.59%\n\n\n

3. Fargo

\'Fargo,\n

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Population: 48,958
Gay Households: 237\n% Gay Households: 0.48%\n\n\n

4. Minot

\'Minot,\n

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Population: 18,226
Gay Households: 73\n% Gay Households: 0.4%\n\n\n

5. Devils Lake

\'Devils\n

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Population: 3,299
Gay Households: 10\n% Gay Households: 0.3%\n\n\n

6. Grand Forks

\'Grand\n

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Population: 22,844
Gay Households: 69\n% Gay Households: 0.3%\n\n\n

7. Mandan

\'Mandan,\n

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Population: 8,219
Gay Households: 21\n% Gay Households: 0.26%\n\n\n

8. West Fargo

\'West\n

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Population: 11,125
Gay Households: 27\n% Gay Households: 0.24%\n\n\n

9. Bismarck

\'Bismarck,\n

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Population: 28,550
Gay Households: 50\n% Gay Households: 0.18%\n\n\n

10. Dickinson

\n Population: 8,135
Gay Households: 4\n% Gay Households: 0.05%\n\n

There You Have It

\nIf you\’re looking at the number of gay households in North Dakota, this is an accurate list.\n\nIf you\’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in North Dakota:\n

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  1. Williston
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  3. Lincoln
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  5. Bottineau
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\nFor more North Dakota reading , check out:\n

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In North Dakota

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City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Valley City 1 0.01% 22 3,078
Rugby 2 0.01% 8 1,356
Fargo 3 0.0% 237 48,958
Minot 4 0.0% 73 18,226
Devils Lake 5 0.0% 10 3,299
Grand Forks 6 0.0% 69 22,844
Mandan 7 0.0% 21 8,219
West Fargo 8 0.0% 27 11,125
Bismarck 9 0.0% 50 28,550
Dickinson 10 0.0% 4 8,135
Beulah 11 0.0% 1,383
Watford City 12 0.0% 1,030
Wahpeton 13 0.0% 3,132
Jamestown 14 0.0% 6,791
Hazen 15 0.0% 1,070
Grafton 16 0.0% 1,897
Bottineau 17 0.0% 1,033
Lincoln 18 0.0% 1,002
Williston 19 0.0% 8,293

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