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 0.22% 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.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in North Dakota.
After analyzing 19 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in North Dakota:
- Valley City (Photos)
- Fargo (Photos)
- Minot (Photos)
- Devils Lake (Photos)
- Grand Forks (Photos)
- Mandan (Photos)
- West Fargo (Photos)
- Bismarck (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 North Dakota.
How do you determine the gayest city in North Dakota?
In 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:
- 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 19 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Valley City ended up being the the most gay place with 0.71% gay households.
Read 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.
1. Valley City
Population: 3,078Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 0.71%
Population: 1,356Gay Households: 8
% Gay Households: 0.59%
Population: 48,958Gay Households: 237
% Gay Households: 0.48%
Population: 18,226Gay Households: 73
% Gay Households: 0.4%
5. Devils Lake
Population: 3,299Gay Households: 10
% Gay Households: 0.3%
6. Grand Forks
Population: 22,844Gay Households: 69
% Gay Households: 0.3%
Population: 8,219Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 0.26%
8. West Fargo
Population: 11,125Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.24%
Population: 28,550Gay Households: 50
% Gay Households: 0.18%
Population: 8,135 Gay Households: 4
% Gay Households: 0.05%
There You Have It
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in North Dakota, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in North Dakota:
For more North Dakota reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Drunkest Cities In North Dakota – RoadSnacks
- 10 Small Towns In North Dakota Where You’d Never Want To Live – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In North Dakota – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In North Dakota
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