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 0.37% of Texas residents is gay? That ranks as the number 17 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 34,681 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 494 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Texas for 2019:
- Elgin (Photos)
- Garden Ridge (Photos)
- Nassau Bay (Photos)
- Hempstead (Photos)
- Buda (Photos)
- Terrell Hills (Photos)
- Jourdanton (Photos)
- Monahans (Photos)
According to the facts, Elgin is the gayest place in Texas 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 Texas reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Texas
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Texas
- 10 Most Dangerous Places In Texas
How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Texas for 2019
In order to rank the gayest cities in Texas, 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 494 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 2.52% 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.
Elgin is a city in Bastrop and Travis Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 8,135 at the 2010 census. The city is a suburb of Austin, and is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area. Elgin is also known as the Sausage Capital of Texas and the Brick Capital of the Southwest, due to the presence of three operating brickyards in the mid-20th century.
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 98 (44th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.16% (4th highest)
More on Burkburnett: Data
Hempstead is a city in Waller County, Texas, United States, part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. It serves as the county seat of Waller County.
Buda is a city in Hays County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,343 residents in 2010. Buda is part of the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metropolitan statistical area and one of Austin’s fastest growing suburbs.
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 30 (113th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.82% (7th highest)
More on Hudson: Data
Monahans is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, Texas, United States. A very small portion of the city extends into Winkler County. The population was 6,953 at the 2010 census.
There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Texas For 2019
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:
- Hunters Creek Village
For more Texas reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Texas
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|34||West Lake Hills||1,310|
|38||Taylor Lake Village||1,283|