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:
- Portland (Photos)
- Talent (Photos)
- King City
- Shady Cove
- Fairview (Photos)
- Myrtle Creek
- Umatilla (Photos)
- Tualatin (Photos)
- La Grande (Photos)
- 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.
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.
Households: 252,185Gay Households: 3,937
% Gay Households: 1.56%
Households: 2,691Gay Households: 38
% Gay Households: 1.41%
3. King City
Households: 1,927Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 1.35%
4. Shady Cove
Households: 1,380Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 1.3%
Households: 3,856Gay Households: 49
% Gay Households: 1.27%
6. Myrtle Creek
Households: 1,345Gay Households: 17
% Gay Households: 1.26%
Households: 1,556Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 1.16%
Households: 10,677Gay Households: 122
% Gay Households: 1.14%
9. La Grande
Households: 5,481Gay Households: 62
% Gay Households: 1.13%
Households: 65,924Gay 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:
- Wood Village
- Gold Beach
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Oregon
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