These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Rhode Island


We looked at years of data to determine which Rhode Island 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 0.7% 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:

  1. Woonsocket (Photos)
  2. Warwick (Photos)
  3. Providence (Photos)
  4. Cranston (Photos)
  5. East Providence (Photos)
  6. Central Falls (Photos)
  7. Pawtucket (Photos)
  8. Newport (Photos)
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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.

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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.

1. Woonsocket

Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 16,979
Gay Households: 208
% Gay Households: 1.23%

2. Warwick

Warwick, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 35,156
Gay Households: 386
% Gay Households: 1.1%

3. Providence

Providence, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 60,967
Gay Households: 618
% Gay Households: 1.01%

4. Cranston

Cranston, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 30,536
Gay Households: 242
% Gay Households: 0.79%

5. East Providence

East Providence, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 19,896
Gay Households: 153
% Gay Households: 0.77%

6. Central Falls

Central Falls, Rhode Island

Source: Flickr

Households: 6,415
Gay Households: 45
% Gay Households: 0.7%

7. Pawtucket

Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 28,124
Gay Households: 144
% Gay Households: 0.51%

8. Newport

Newport, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 10,626
Gay 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:

  1. Newport
  2. Pawtucket
  3. Central Falls

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Rhode Island

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Woonsocket 1 0.01% 16,979 20,800
Warwick 2 0.01% 35,156 38,600
Providence 3 0.01% 60,967 61,800
Cranston 4 0.01% 30,536 24,200
East Providence 5 0.01% 19,896 15,300
Central Falls 6 0.01% 6,415 4,500
Pawtucket 7 0.01% 28,124 14,400
Newport 8 0.0% 10,626 1,500

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