These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Rhode Island For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the gayest places in Rhode Island.

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When the Supreme Court 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 0.45% of Rhode Island residents is gay? That ranks as the number 8 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 1,855 gay households in The Ocean State.

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

After analyzing 17 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Rhode Island for 2019:

  1. Pascoag (Photos)
  2. Woonsocket (Photos)
  3. Providence (Photos)
  4. Newport East (Photos)
  5. Valley Falls (Photos)
  6. Pawtucket (Photos)
  7. Cranston (Photos)
  8. Warwick (Photos)
  9. Greenville (Photos)
  10. East Providence (Photos)

According to the facts, Pascoag is the gayest place in Rhode Island for 2019.

For more on how we calculated the top ten, and for more information about these places, read on.

If you’re looking for something more national, check out the gayest cities in America.

For more Rhode Island reading, check out:

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Rhode Island for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in Rhode Island, we used the 2013-2017 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 17 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

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

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Rhode Island. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.

Pascoag, RI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,726
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 27 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.56% (1st highest)
More on Pascoag:  Data | Photos

Woonsocket, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 17,054
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 180 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.06% (2nd highest)
More on Woonsocket:  Data | Photos

Woonsocket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 41,186 at the 2010 census, making it the sixth largest city in the state. Woonsocket lies directly south of the Massachusetts state line and constitutes part of both the Providence metropolitan area and the larger Greater Boston Combined Statistical Area.

Providence, RI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 62,057
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Gay Households: 505 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.81% (3rd highest)
More on Providence:  Data | Photos

Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island in the early 1900s it was the most visited place, founded in 1636 and one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded by Roger Williams, a religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the area in honor of “God’s merciful Providence” which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers to settle. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay.

Newport East, RI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 5,044
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 34 (7th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.67% (4th highest)
More on Newport East:  Data | Photos

Valley Falls, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,661
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Gay Households: 30 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.64% (5th highest)
More on Valley Falls:  Data | Photos

Pawtucket, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 27,635
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 146 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.53% (6th highest)
More on Pawtucket:  Data | Photos

Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 71,148 at the 2010 census. It is the fourth largest city in the state.

Cranston, RI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 30,515
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 159 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.52% (7th highest)
More on Cranston:  Data | Photos

Cranston, once known as Pawtuxet, is a city in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. With a population of 80,529 at the 2010 census, it is the third largest city in the state. The center of population of Rhode Island is located in Cranston. Cranston is a part of the Providence metropolitan area.

Warwick, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 34,904
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 168 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.48% (8th highest)
More on Warwick:  Data | Photos

Greenville, RI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 3,264
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 15 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.46% (9th highest)
More on Greenville:  Data | Photos

East Providence, RI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 19,913
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 63 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.32% (10th highest)
More on East Providence:  Data | Photos

East Providence is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 47,037 at the 2010 census, making it the fifth largest city in the state.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Rhode Island For 2019

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

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

  • Wakefield-Peacedale
  • Tiverton
  • Narragansett Pier

For more Rhode Island reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Rhode Island

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Pascoag 1,726 1.56%
2 Woonsocket 17,054 1.06%
3 Providence 62,057 0.81%
4 Newport East 5,044 0.67%
5 Valley Falls 4,661 0.64%
6 Pawtucket 27,635 0.53%
7 Cranston 30,515 0.52%
8 Warwick 34,904 0.48%
9 Greenville 3,264 0.46%
10 East Providence 19,913 0.32%
11 Westerly 7,664 0.21%
12 Central Falls 6,310 0.14%
13 Newport 10,523 0.09%
14 Cumberland Hill 3,163 0.0%
15 Narragansett Pier 1,884 0.0%
16 Tiverton 3,459 0.0%
17 Wakefield-Peacedale 3,482 0.0%

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