These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Texas For 2019


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

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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 0.37% 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:

  1. Elgin (Photos)
  2. Garden Ridge (Photos)
  3. Nassau Bay (Photos)
  4. Burkburnett
  5. Hempstead (Photos)
  6. Buda (Photos)
  7. Hudson
  8. Terrell Hills (Photos)
  9. Jourdanton (Photos)
  10. 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:

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, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,776
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 70 (60th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.52% (1st highest)
More on Elgin:  Data | Photos

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.

Garden Ridge, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 1,420
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 34 (105th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.39% (2nd highest)
More on Garden Ridge:  Data | Photos

Nassau Bay, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 1,860
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 10)
Gay Households: 41 (94th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.2% (3rd highest)
More on Nassau Bay:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,534
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 98 (44th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.16% (4th highest)
More on Burkburnett:  Data

Hempstead, TX

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 2,344
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 12)
Gay Households: 46 (84th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.96% (5th highest)
More on Hempstead:  Data | Photos

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, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 4,705
Rank Last Year: 371 (Up 365)
Gay Households: 90 (47th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.91% (6th highest)
More on Buda:  Data | Photos

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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,644
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 30 (113th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.82% (7th highest)
More on Hudson:  Data

Terrell Hills, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Households: 1,783
Rank Last Year: 70 (Up 62)
Gay Households: 31 (112th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.74% (8th highest)
More on Terrell Hills:  Data | Photos

Jourdanton, TX

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,280
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 21 (131st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.64% (9th highest)
More on Jourdanton:  Data | Photos

Monahans, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,540
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 40 (96th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.57% (10th highest)
More on Monahans:  Data | Photos

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:

  • Yoakum
  • Hunters Creek Village
  • Hereford

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Texas

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Elgin 2,776 2.52%
2 Garden Ridge 1,420 2.39%
3 Nassau Bay 1,860 2.2%
4 Burkburnett 4,534 2.16%
5 Hempstead 2,344 1.96%
6 Buda 4,705 1.91%
7 Hudson 1,644 1.82%
8 Terrell Hills 1,783 1.74%
9 Jourdanton 1,280 1.64%
10 Monahans 2,540 1.57%
11 Seagoville 4,321 1.57%
12 Eagle Lake 1,092 1.56%
13 Pilot Point 1,555 1.54%
14 Bee Cave 2,546 1.53%
15 Shenandoah 1,323 1.51%
16 Wimberley 1,214 1.48%
17 Seabrook 5,275 1.48%
18 Hideaway 1,513 1.45%
19 Gun Barrel City 2,387 1.42%
20 Jersey Village 3,687 1.36%
21 Sullivan City 1,212 1.32%
22 Princeton 3,116 1.32%
23 Hutto 6,451 1.24%
24 Ballinger 1,317 1.21%
25 Childress 1,910 1.2%
26 Belton 6,909 1.2%
27 Bulverde 1,676 1.01%
28 Mexia 2,234 0.98%
29 Levelland 4,856 0.97%
30 Nolanville 1,630 0.92%
31 Haskell 1,007 0.89%
32 Little Elm 12,421 0.87%
33 Stafford 6,983 0.86%
34 West Lake Hills 1,310 0.84%
35 Austin 361,257 0.84%
36 Watauga 7,948 0.82%
37 Live Oak 6,228 0.79%
38 Taylor Lake Village 1,283 0.78%
39 Victoria 23,654 0.78%
40 Lancaster 12,892 0.78%
41 El Lago 1,036 0.77%
42 Addison 8,607 0.77%
43 Smithville 1,579 0.76%
44 Los Fresnos 1,983 0.76%
45 Sinton 1,877 0.75%
46 Dallas 497,622 0.75%
47 Vernon 4,304 0.74%
48 Cuero 2,421 0.74%
49 Galveston 20,664 0.73%
50 Alamo 5,891 0.71%
51 Bryan 29,789 0.71%
52 Dickinson 6,927 0.69%
53 Farmers Branch 12,565 0.69%
54 Bullard 1,017 0.69%
55 Sansom Park 1,310 0.69%
56 Kyle 11,653 0.69%
57 Corinth 7,142 0.69%
58 Azle 4,290 0.68%
59 Forney 5,442 0.66%
60 Burleson 14,964 0.65%
61 Lewisville 38,719 0.63%
62 Grapevine 19,805 0.62%
63 Slaton 2,416 0.62%
64 Euless 21,334 0.62%
65 Texas City 17,100 0.61%
66 Leander 12,049 0.61%
67 Edinburg 25,649 0.6%
68 Aransas Pass 3,263 0.58%
69 Horizon City 5,401 0.57%
70 Shavano Park 1,224 0.57%
71 Pflugerville 19,664 0.57%
72 Olney 1,241 0.56%
73 Lubbock 92,517 0.55%
74 Navasota 2,388 0.54%
75 Cedar Park 22,409 0.54%
76 Red Oak 3,896 0.54%
77 Corpus Christi 116,682 0.53%
78 Converse 6,665 0.53%
79 Deer Park 11,322 0.52%
80 Lago Vista 2,893 0.52%
81 Bellaire 6,611 0.51%
82 Houston 838,950 0.51%
83 Carrollton 47,263 0.51%
84 Southlake 9,126 0.5%
85 Odessa 39,540 0.49%
86 San Antonio 494,260 0.49%
87 Aledo 1,031 0.48%
88 Hickory Creek 1,657 0.48%
89 Richardson 41,712 0.48%
90 Rosenberg 11,561 0.48%
91 Denison 9,309 0.47%
92 Longview 30,537 0.47%
93 Galena Park 2,974 0.47%
94 Nederland 7,038 0.47%
95 Bishop 1,075 0.47%
96 Sachse 7,549 0.46%
97 Bedford 20,927 0.46%
98 Breckenridge 1,971 0.46%
99 Portland 5,757 0.45%
100 Leon Valley 4,131 0.44%