These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Oklahoma


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

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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 0.29% of Oklahoma residents is gay? That ranks 37 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Sooner State.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Oklahoma.

After analyzing 124 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Oklahoma:

  1. Roland (Jobs)
  2. Madill (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Mangum (Jobs)
  4. Fairview (Jobs)
  5. Mannford (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Bristow (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Poteau (Photos | Jobs)
  8. The Village (Jobs)
  9. Heavener (Jobs)
  10. Nichols Hills (Photos | Jobs)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

1. Roland


Households: 1,284
Gay Households: 23
% Gay Households: 1.79%
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2. Madill

Madill, Oklahoma

Households: 1,308
Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 1.68%
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3. Mangum


Households: 1,115
Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 1.26%
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4. Fairview


Households: 1,043
Gay Households: 13
% Gay Households: 1.25%
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5. Mannford

Mannford, Oklahoma

Households: 1,215
Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 1.15%
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6. Bristow

Bristow, Oklahoma

Households: 1,675
Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.13%
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7. Poteau

Poteau, Oklahoma

Households: 3,167
Gay Households: 34
% Gay Households: 1.07%
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Poteau is a city in, and county seat of, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 8,520 as of the 2010 census.

8. The Village

Source: Public Domain

Households: 4,680
Gay Households: 50
% Gay Households: 1.07%
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9. Heavener


Households: 1,135
Gay Households: 10
% Gay Households: 0.88%
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10. Nichols Hills

Nichols Hills, Oklahoma

Households: 1,655
Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 0.85%
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How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Oklahoma?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Oklahoma, we used the 2011-2016 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 124 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Roland ended up being the the most gay place with 1.79% gay households.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Oklahoma. 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 Oklahoma

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Oklahoma, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Oklahoma:

  1. Clinton
  2. Muldrow
  3. Henryetta

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Oklahoma

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 Roland 1.79% 23 1,284
2 Madill 1.68% 22 1,308
3 Mangum 1.26% 14 1,115
4 Fairview 1.25% 13 1,043
5 Mannford 1.15% 14 1,215
6 Bristow 1.13% 19 1,675
7 Poteau 1.07% 34 3,167
8 The Village 1.07% 50 4,680
9 Heavener 0.88% 10 1,135
10 Nichols Hills 0.85% 14 1,655
11 Skiatook 0.79% 23 2,897
12 Bethany 0.73% 55 7,564
13 Glenpool 0.7% 29 4,160
14 Checotah 0.66% 8 1,217
15 Altus 0.61% 46 7,576
16 Anadarko 0.61% 13 2,142
17 Pocola 0.59% 9 1,515
18 Okemah 0.58% 6 1,043
19 Sapulpa 0.52% 39 7,547
20 Woodward 0.49% 22 4,461
21 Norman 0.49% 224 45,526
22 Walters 0.49% 5 1,019
23 Tulsa 0.49% 808 165,027
24 Oklahoma City 0.47% 1,112 235,510
25 El Reno 0.47% 27 5,734
26 Durant 0.46% 30 6,456
27 Elk City 0.45% 18 4,011
28 Catoosa 0.43% 12 2,786
29 Pauls Valley 0.4% 9 2,243
30 Owasso 0.38% 47 12,493
31 Warr Acres 0.37% 14 3,794
32 Coweta 0.37% 12 3,270
33 Cushing 0.36% 10 2,789
34 Chandler 0.34% 4 1,173
35 Claremore 0.31% 24 7,697
36 Mustang 0.31% 21 6,743
37 Jenks 0.31% 21 6,814
38 Sand Springs 0.31% 23 7,515
39 Okmulgee 0.29% 14 4,756
40 Weatherford 0.28% 12 4,350
41 Muskogee 0.27% 41 14,990
42 Shawnee 0.26% 31 11,894
43 Alva 0.25% 5 1,974
44 Bixby 0.25% 21 8,371
45 Lawton 0.25% 82 33,094
46 Tonkawa 0.24% 3 1,226
47 Wagoner 0.24% 8 3,355
48 Mcalester 0.23% 16 6,809
49 Yukon 0.23% 20 8,649
50 Edmond 0.23% 75 32,661
51 Midwest City 0.22% 52 23,429
52 Bartlesville 0.19% 28 14,836
53 Choctaw 0.18% 8 4,380
54 Moore 0.18% 40 22,147
55 Duncan 0.17% 16 9,295
56 Enid 0.17% 33 19,541
57 Tahlequah 0.16% 9 5,650
58 Miami 0.16% 8 5,131
59 Ponca City 0.15% 15 9,927
60 Stillwater 0.14% 26 18,296
61 Ardmore 0.12% 11 9,392
62 Del City 0.1% 9 8,748
63 Broken Arrow 0.07% 28 37,913
64 Ada 0.07% 5 7,028
65 Spencer 0.0% 0 1,641
66 Broken Bow 0.0% 0 1,430
67 Seminole 0.0% 0 2,620
68 Sayre 0.0% 0 1,329
69 Cache 0.0% 0 1,066
70 Chickasha 0.0% 0 6,345
71 Sallisaw 0.0% 0 3,293
72 Stigler 0.0% 0 1,047
73 Slaughterville 0.0% 0 1,548
74 Sulphur 0.0% 0 1,837
75 Stroud 0.0% 0 1,149
76 Tecumseh 0.0% 0 2,559
77 Blanchard 0.0% 0 2,844
78 Tishomingo 0.0% 0 1,228
79 Blackwell 0.0% 0 2,953
80 Bethel Acres 0.0% 0 1,002
81 Tuttle 0.0% 0 2,168
82 Verdigris 0.0% 0 1,569
83 Vinita 0.0% 0 2,205
84 Atoka 0.0% 0 1,331
85 Watonga 0.0% 0 1,184
86 Antlers 0.0% 0 1,042
87 Wewoka 0.0% 0 1,265
88 Wilburton 0.0% 0 1,020
89 Stilwell 0.0% 0 1,381
90 Purcell 0.0% 0 2,489
91 Hobart 0.0% 0 1,493
92 Cleveland 0.0% 0 1,177
93 Holdenville 0.0% 0 1,520
94 Hominy 0.0% 0 1,060
95 Hugo 0.0% 0 1,959
96 Idabel 0.0% 0 2,888
97 Healdton 0.0% 0 1,041
98 Kingfisher 0.0% 0 1,885
99 Harrah 0.0% 0 2,091
100 Lindsay 0.0% 0 1,275

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