These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Oregon


We looked at years of data to determine which Oregon 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 0.65% of Oregon residents is gay? That ranks 4 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Beaver State.

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

After analyzing 101 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Oregon:

  1. Portland (Photos)
  2. Talent (Photos)
  3. King City
  4. Shady Cove
  5. Fairview (Photos)
  6. Myrtle Creek
  7. Umatilla (Photos)
  8. Tualatin (Photos)
  9. La Grande (Photos)
  10. Eugene (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 Oregon.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Oregon?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Oregon, 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 101 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

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In the end, Portland ended up being the the most gay place with 1.56% gay households.

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

Portland, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 252,185
Gay Households: 3,937
% Gay Households: 1.56%

2. Talent

Talent, Oregon

Source: Flickr

Households: 2,691
Gay Households: 38
% Gay Households: 1.41%

3. King City

King City, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,927
Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 1.35%

4. Shady Cove

Shady Cove, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,380
Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 1.3%

5. Fairview

Fairview, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,856
Gay Households: 49
% Gay Households: 1.27%

6. Myrtle Creek

Myrtle Creek, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,345
Gay Households: 17
% Gay Households: 1.26%

7. Umatilla

Umatilla, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,556
Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 1.16%

8. Tualatin

Tualatin, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 10,677
Gay Households: 122
% Gay Households: 1.14%

9. La Grande

La Grande, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 5,481
Gay Households: 62
% Gay Households: 1.13%

10. Eugene

Eugene, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 65,924
Gay Households: 723
% Gay Households: 1.1%

There You Have It

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

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

  1. Wood Village
  2. Newberg
  3. Gold Beach

For more Oregon reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Oregon

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Portland 1 0.02% 252,185 393,700
Talent 2 0.01% 2,691 3,800
King City 3 0.01% 1,927 2,600
Shady Cove 4 0.01% 1,380 1,800
Fairview 5 0.01% 3,856 4,900
Myrtle Creek 6 0.01% 1,345 1,700
Umatilla 7 0.01% 1,556 1,800
Tualatin 8 0.01% 10,677 12,200
La Grande 9 0.01% 5,481 6,200
Eugene 10 0.01% 65,924 72,300
Independence 11 0.01% 3,008 3,200
Eagle Point 12 0.01% 3,105 3,100
Oregon City 13 0.01% 12,639 12,400
Damascus 14 0.01% 3,677 3,500
Reedsport 15 0.01% 1,867 1,600
Dundee 16 0.01% 1,069 900
Milwaukie 17 0.01% 8,652 7,100
Troutdale 18 0.01% 5,784 4,300
Cottage Grove 19 0.01% 3,957 2,800
Gresham 20 0.01% 38,556 25,400
Corvallis 21 0.01% 21,251 13,500
Pendleton 22 0.01% 6,213 3,900
Springfield 23 0.01% 23,648 13,900
St. Helens 24 0.01% 4,669 2,700
Philomath 25 0.01% 1,732 1,000
Grants Pass 26 0.01% 13,943 8,000
Redmond 27 0.01% 10,156 5,800
North Bend 28 0.01% 3,697 2,100
Ashland 29 0.01% 9,324 5,100
Albany 30 0.01% 19,512 10,600
Astoria 31 0.01% 4,233 2,300
Salem 32 0.01% 57,925 29,600
Tillamook 33 0.01% 1,953 1,000
Newport 34 0.0% 4,570 2,200
Scappoose 35 0.0% 2,522 1,200
Beaverton 36 0.0% 37,028 17,700
Central Point 37 0.0% 6,637 3,100
Bend 38 0.0% 32,442 14,800
Monmouth 39 0.0% 3,344 1,400
Florence 40 0.0% 4,344 1,700
Sweet Home 41 0.0% 3,476 1,300
Mcminnville 42 0.0% 11,644 4,200
Sutherlin 43 0.0% 2,893 1,000
Gladstone 44 0.0% 4,578 1,500
Dallas 45 0.0% 5,694 1,800
West Linn 46 0.0% 9,902 3,200
Hillsboro 47 0.0% 33,559 10,900
Keizer 48 0.0% 13,830 3,900
Wilsonville 49 0.0% 8,090 2,200
Hood River 50 0.0% 3,062 800
Junction City 51 0.0% 2,107 500
Woodburn 52 0.0% 7,874 1,800
Coos Bay 53 0.0% 6,608 1,500
Lincoln City 54 0.0% 3,566 800
Lake Oswego 55 0.0% 16,004 3,400
Klamath Falls 56 0.0% 9,108 1,800
Roseburg 57 0.0% 9,669 1,600
Tigard 58 0.0% 19,694 3,200
Medford 59 0.0% 29,695 4,800
Forest Grove 60 0.0% 7,686 1,200
Sherwood 61 0.0% 6,532 900
Canby 62 0.0% 5,795 800
Happy Valley 63 0.0% 4,877 500
The Dalles 64 0.0% 6,010 600
Baker City 65 0.0% 4,254
Stayton 66 0.0% 2,897
Sublimity 67 0.0% 1,158
Estacada 68 0.0% 1,166
Creswell 69 0.0% 1,931
Cornelius 70 0.0% 3,247
Coquille 71 0.0% 1,491
Winston 72 0.0% 1,876
Toledo 73 0.0% 1,242
Burns 74 0.0% 1,184
Brookings 75 0.0% 3,164
Bandon 76 0.0% 1,585
Veneta 77 0.0% 1,672
Warrenton 78 0.0% 1,950
Aumsville 79 0.0% 1,248
Silverton 80 0.0% 3,468
Mount Angel 81 0.0% 1,197
Sheridan 82 0.0% 1,662
Oakridge 83 0.0% 1,565
Ontario 84 0.0% 4,343
Molalla 85 0.0% 3,057
Milton-Freewater 86 0.0% 2,495
Madras 87 0.0% 2,363
Phoenix 88 0.0% 2,034
Lebanon 89 0.0% 6,255
Prineville 90 0.0% 4,105
Lakeview 91 0.0% 1,320
Lafayette 92 0.0% 1,027
Rogue River 93 0.0% 1,065
Jacksonville 94 0.0% 1,510
Hermiston 95 0.0% 6,224
Harrisburg 96 0.0% 1,191
Sandy 97 0.0% 3,813
Seaside 98 0.0% 2,838
Gold Beach 99 0.0% 1,012
Newberg 100 0.0% 7,331

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