These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Texas


We looked at years of data to determine which Texas 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 0.44% of Texas residents is gay? That ranks 21 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Lone Star State.

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

After analyzing 483 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Texas:

  1. Childress (Photos)
  2. Elgin (Photos)
  3. Devine
  4. Providence Village
  5. Castle Hills
  6. Spring Valley Village
  7. Seabrook (Photos)
  8. Woodville
  9. Garden Ridge
  10. Laguna Vista

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 Texas.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Texas?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Texas, 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 483 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

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In the end, Childress ended up being the the most gay place with 3.03% gay households.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Texas. 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. Childress

Childress, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,944
Gay Households: 59
% Gay Households: 3.03%

2. Elgin

Elgin, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,804
Gay Households: 81
% Gay Households: 2.89%

3. Devine

Devine, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,422
Gay Households: 39
% Gay Households: 2.74%

4. Providence Village

Source: Google Maps

Households: 1,398
Gay Households: 35
% Gay Households: 2.5%

5. Castle Hills

Castle Hills, Texas

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,772
Gay Households: 39
% Gay Households: 2.2%

6. Spring Valley Village

Spring Valley Village, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,378
Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 2.18%

7. Seabrook

Seabrook, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 4,856
Gay Households: 99
% Gay Households: 2.04%

8. Woodville

Woodville, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,073
Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 1.68%

9. Garden Ridge

Source: Google Maps

Households: 1,312
Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 1.68%

10. Laguna Vista

Source: Google Maps

Households: 1,314
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.6%

There You Have It

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

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

  1. Yoakum
  2. Iowa Park
  3. Hooks

For more Texas reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Texas

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Childress 1 0.03% 1,944 5,900
Elgin 2 0.03% 2,804 8,100
Devine 3 0.03% 1,422 3,900
Providence Village 4 0.03% 1,398 3,500
Castle Hills 5 0.02% 1,772 3,900
Spring Valley Village 6 0.02% 1,378 3,000
Seabrook 7 0.02% 4,856 9,900
Woodville 8 0.02% 1,073 1,800
Garden Ridge 9 0.02% 1,312 2,200
Laguna Vista 10 0.02% 1,314 2,100
Livingston 11 0.02% 2,138 3,300
Luling 12 0.01% 2,019 3,000
West Orange 13 0.01% 1,496 2,200
Hitchcock 14 0.01% 2,741 4,000
Hickory Creek 15 0.01% 1,250 1,800
Shavano Park 16 0.01% 1,191 1,700
Shenandoah 17 0.01% 1,059 1,500
Bunker Hill Village 18 0.01% 1,218 1,700
Sanger 19 0.01% 2,399 3,300
Nash 20 0.01% 1,190 1,500
Mineral Wells 21 0.01% 5,234 6,500
Terrell Hills 22 0.01% 1,877 2,300
Whitesboro 23 0.01% 1,562 1,900
Forney 24 0.01% 5,081 5,900
Watauga 25 0.01% 8,161 8,700
Decordova 26 0.01% 1,327 1,400
Hempstead 27 0.01% 2,000 2,100
Tool 28 0.01% 1,062 1,100
Morgan’S Point Resort 29 0.01% 1,379 1,400
Burkburnett 30 0.01% 4,422 4,500
Dallas 31 0.01% 467,501 471,400
Austin 32 0.01% 344,289 344,200
Nassau Bay 33 0.01% 1,833 1,800
Bellaire 34 0.01% 6,017 5,800
Belton 35 0.01% 5,894 5,600
Galveston 36 0.01% 20,401 19,400
Wilmer 37 0.01% 1,076 1,000
Kirby 38 0.01% 2,840 2,600
Euless 39 0.01% 21,315 19,400
Robinson 40 0.01% 3,826 3,500
Alamo 41 0.01% 5,998 5,400
Pflugerville 42 0.01% 17,968 15,500
Hurst 43 0.01% 14,578 12,400
Hillsboro 44 0.01% 2,873 2,400
Wimberley 45 0.01% 1,083 900
Clute 46 0.01% 4,060 3,300
Palmview 47 0.01% 1,358 1,100
Manor 48 0.01% 1,727 1,400
Bee Cave 49 0.01% 1,761 1,400
Carrollton 50 0.01% 44,394 35,200
Denver City 51 0.01% 1,515 1,200
Lockhart 52 0.01% 4,057 3,200
Bedford 53 0.01% 21,136 16,500
Cedar Park 54 0.01% 19,667 15,400
Portland 55 0.01% 5,239 4,000
The Colony 56 0.01% 13,978 10,500
West Lake Hills 57 0.01% 1,199 900
Roanoke 58 0.01% 3,009 2,200
Sachse 59 0.01% 7,147 5,200
Alpine 60 0.01% 2,512 1,800
Refugio 61 0.01% 1,112 800
Lancaster 62 0.01% 12,840 9,100
Bonham 63 0.01% 3,096 2,200
Navasota 64 0.01% 2,394 1,700
Comanche 65 0.01% 1,403 1,000
Trophy Club 66 0.01% 3,301 2,300
Taylor Lake Village 67 0.01% 1,283 900
New Boston 68 0.01% 1,879 1,300
Reno City (Lamar County) 69 0.01% 1,160 800
Odessa 70 0.01% 38,130 26,100
Lewisville 71 0.01% 38,272 25,900
Round Rock 72 0.01% 35,338 24,200
La Feria 73 0.01% 2,231 1,500
Brady 74 0.01% 1,927 1,300
Galena Park 75 0.01% 3,005 2,000
Addison 76 0.01% 8,202 5,300
Penitas 77 0.01% 1,075 700
Fredericksburg 78 0.01% 4,650 3,000
Denton 79 0.01% 42,961 27,900
Tomball 80 0.01% 4,145 2,700
Richardson 81 0.01% 39,576 25,000
Bridge City 82 0.01% 2,783 1,700
Glenn Heights 83 0.01% 3,801 2,300
Los Fresnos 84 0.01% 1,651 1,000
Colorado City 85 0.01% 1,473 900
Kyle 86 0.01% 9,271 5,600
Jacksboro 87 0.01% 1,169 700
Denison 88 0.01% 9,101 5,500
Texas City 89 0.01% 16,570 9,700
Liberty 90 0.01% 2,885 1,700
Stafford 91 0.01% 6,779 4,000
San Marcos 92 0.01% 18,782 11,000
Rowlett 93 0.01% 18,251 10,800
West University Place 94 0.01% 5,428 3,200
Arlington 95 0.01% 133,601 78,900
Lumberton 96 0.01% 4,576 2,700
West Columbia 97 0.01% 1,384 800
Vernon 98 0.01% 4,343 2,500
La Marque 99 0.01% 5,489 3,100
Leander 100 0.01% 9,122 5,100

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