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 0.7% of Rhode Island residents is gay? That ranks 1 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 8 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Rhode Island:
- Woonsocket (Photos)
- Warwick (Photos)
- Providence (Photos)
- Cranston (Photos)
- East Providence (Photos)
- Central Falls (Photos)
- Pawtucket (Photos)
- Newport (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 Rhode Island.
How do you determine the gayest city in Rhode Island?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Rhode Island, 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 8 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Woonsocket ended up being the the most gay place with 1.23% 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.
Households: 16,979Gay Households: 208
% Gay Households: 1.23%
Households: 35,156Gay Households: 386
% Gay Households: 1.1%
Households: 60,967Gay Households: 618
% Gay Households: 1.01%
Households: 30,536Gay Households: 242
% Gay Households: 0.79%
5. East Providence
Households: 19,896Gay Households: 153
% Gay Households: 0.77%
6. Central Falls
Households: 6,415Gay Households: 45
% Gay Households: 0.7%
Households: 28,124Gay Households: 144
% Gay Households: 0.51%
Households: 10,626Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 0.14%
There You Have It
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:
- Central Falls
For more Rhode Island reading , check out:
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- These Are The 10 Best Places To Live In Rhode Island
- These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Rhode Island
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Rhode Island
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