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
  3. King City (Photos)
  4. Shady Cove (Photos)
  5. Fairview (Photos)
  6. Myrtle Creek (Photos)
  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.

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

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

2. Talent


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

3. King City

King City, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

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

4. Shady Cove

Shady Cove, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

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

5. Fairview

Fairview, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

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

6. Myrtle Creek

Myrtle Creek, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

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

7. Umatilla

Umatilla, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

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

8. Tualatin

Tualatin, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

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

9. La Grande

La Grande, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

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

10. Eugene

Eugene, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 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 Gay Households Households
Portland 1 0.02% 3,937 252,185
Talent 2 0.01% 38 2,691
King City 3 0.01% 26 1,927
Shady Cove 4 0.01% 18 1,380
Fairview 5 0.01% 49 3,856
Myrtle Creek 6 0.01% 17 1,345
Umatilla 7 0.01% 18 1,556
Tualatin 8 0.01% 122 10,677
La Grande 9 0.01% 62 5,481
Eugene 10 0.01% 723 65,924
Independence 11 0.01% 32 3,008
Eagle Point 12 0.01% 31 3,105
Oregon City 13 0.01% 124 12,639
Damascus 14 0.01% 35 3,677
Reedsport 15 0.01% 16 1,867
Dundee 16 0.01% 9 1,069
Milwaukie 17 0.01% 71 8,652
Troutdale 18 0.01% 43 5,784
Cottage Grove 19 0.01% 28 3,957
Gresham 20 0.01% 254 38,556
Corvallis 21 0.01% 135 21,251
Pendleton 22 0.01% 39 6,213
Springfield 23 0.01% 139 23,648
St. Helens 24 0.01% 27 4,669
Philomath 25 0.01% 10 1,732
Grants Pass 26 0.01% 80 13,943
Redmond 27 0.01% 58 10,156
North Bend 28 0.01% 21 3,697
Ashland 29 0.01% 51 9,324
Albany 30 0.01% 106 19,512
Astoria 31 0.01% 23 4,233
Salem 32 0.01% 296 57,925
Tillamook 33 0.01% 10 1,953
Newport 34 0.0% 22 4,570
Scappoose 35 0.0% 12 2,522
Beaverton 36 0.0% 177 37,028
Central Point 37 0.0% 31 6,637
Bend 38 0.0% 148 32,442
Monmouth 39 0.0% 14 3,344
Florence 40 0.0% 17 4,344
Sweet Home 41 0.0% 13 3,476
Mcminnville 42 0.0% 42 11,644
Sutherlin 43 0.0% 10 2,893
Gladstone 44 0.0% 15 4,578
Dallas 45 0.0% 18 5,694
West Linn 46 0.0% 32 9,902
Hillsboro 47 0.0% 109 33,559
Keizer 48 0.0% 39 13,830
Wilsonville 49 0.0% 22 8,090
Hood River 50 0.0% 8 3,062
Junction City 51 0.0% 5 2,107
Woodburn 52 0.0% 18 7,874
Coos Bay 53 0.0% 15 6,608
Lincoln City 54 0.0% 8 3,566
Lake Oswego 55 0.0% 34 16,004
Klamath Falls 56 0.0% 18 9,108
Roseburg 57 0.0% 16 9,669
Tigard 58 0.0% 32 19,694
Medford 59 0.0% 48 29,695
Forest Grove 60 0.0% 12 7,686
Sherwood 61 0.0% 9 6,532
Canby 62 0.0% 8 5,795
Happy Valley 63 0.0% 5 4,877
The Dalles 64 0.0% 6 6,010
Baker City 65 0.0% 0 4,254
Stayton 66 0.0% 0 2,897
Sublimity 67 0.0% 0 1,158
Estacada 68 0.0% 0 1,166
Creswell 69 0.0% 0 1,931
Cornelius 70 0.0% 0 3,247
Coquille 71 0.0% 0 1,491
Winston 72 0.0% 0 1,876
Toledo 73 0.0% 0 1,242
Burns 74 0.0% 0 1,184
Brookings 75 0.0% 0 3,164
Bandon 76 0.0% 0 1,585
Veneta 77 0.0% 0 1,672
Warrenton 78 0.0% 0 1,950
Aumsville 79 0.0% 0 1,248
Silverton 80 0.0% 0 3,468
Mount Angel 81 0.0% 0 1,197
Sheridan 82 0.0% 0 1,662
Oakridge 83 0.0% 0 1,565
Ontario 84 0.0% 0 4,343
Molalla 85 0.0% 0 3,057
Milton-Freewater 86 0.0% 0 2,495
Madras 87 0.0% 0 2,363
Phoenix 88 0.0% 0 2,034
Lebanon 89 0.0% 0 6,255
Prineville 90 0.0% 0 4,105
Lakeview 91 0.0% 0 1,320
Lafayette 92 0.0% 0 1,027
Rogue River 93 0.0% 0 1,065
Jacksonville 94 0.0% 0 1,510
Hermiston 95 0.0% 0 6,224
Harrisburg 96 0.0% 0 1,191
Sandy 97 0.0% 0 3,813
Seaside 98 0.0% 0 2,838
Gold Beach 99 0.0% 0 1,012
Newberg 100 0.0% 0 7,331

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