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 0.4% of Texas residents is gay? That ranks 17 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 491 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Texas:

  1. Northlake (Jobs)
  2. Burkburnett (Jobs)
  3. Shenandoah (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Elgin (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Garden Ridge (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Whitesboro (Jobs)
  7. Spring Valley Village (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Castle Hills (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Wimberley (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Hudson (Jobs)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Texas reading, check out:

1. Northlake


Households: 1,157
Gay Households: 38
% Gay Households: 3.28%
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2. Burkburnett


Households: 4,544
Gay Households: 137
% Gay Households: 3.01%
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3. Shenandoah

Shenandoah, Texas

Households: 1,184
Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 2.45%
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4. Elgin

Elgin, Texas

Households: 2,762
Gay Households: 66
% Gay Households: 2.39%
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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.

5. Garden Ridge

Garden Ridge, Texas

Source: Public domain

Households: 1,372
Gay Households: 32
% Gay Households: 2.33%
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6. Whitesboro


Households: 1,565
Gay Households: 34
% Gay Households: 2.17%
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7. Spring Valley Village

Spring Valley Village, Texas

Source: Public domain

Households: 1,478
Gay Households: 31
% Gay Households: 2.1%
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8. Castle Hills

Castle Hills, Texas

Households: 1,725
Gay Households: 35
% Gay Households: 2.03%
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9. Wimberley

Wimberley, Texas

Households: 1,150
Gay Households: 23
% Gay Households: 2.0%
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10. Hudson


Households: 1,530
Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 1.83%
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How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Texas?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Texas, we used the 2011-2016 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 491 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Northlake ended up being the the most gay place with 3.28% 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.

There You Have It — The Most LGBT Friendly Cities in Texas

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. Jacksboro
  3. Horseshoe Bay

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Texas

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 Northlake 3.28% 38 1,157
2 Burkburnett 3.01% 137 4,544
3 Shenandoah 2.45% 29 1,184
4 Elgin 2.39% 66 2,762
5 Garden Ridge 2.33% 32 1,372
6 Whitesboro 2.17% 34 1,565
7 Spring Valley Village 2.1% 31 1,478
8 Castle Hills 2.03% 35 1,725
9 Wimberley 2.0% 23 1,150
10 Hudson 1.83% 28 1,530
11 Ballinger 1.73% 23 1,329
12 Monahans 1.63% 40 2,455
13 Nassau Bay 1.62% 31 1,912
14 Jourdanton 1.61% 22 1,368
15 Luling 1.53% 33 2,160
16 Sullivan City 1.49% 18 1,205
17 Hempstead 1.45% 30 2,073
18 Bee Cave 1.44% 33 2,285
19 Bunker Hill Village 1.43% 17 1,190
20 Seabrook 1.41% 71 5,033
21 Childress 1.32% 26 1,975
22 Little Elm 1.31% 147 11,198
23 Vernon 1.31% 57 4,360
24 Hideaway 1.22% 19 1,552
25 West Orange 1.19% 18 1,518
26 Bellaire 1.09% 69 6,324
27 Austin 0.97% 3,468 358,401
28 Haskell 0.97% 11 1,137
29 Belton 0.96% 65 6,781
30 Hitchcock 0.94% 26 2,768
31 Brady 0.93% 18 1,941
32 Watauga 0.92% 74 8,048
33 Mineral Wells 0.89% 46 5,154
34 Bonham 0.87% 25 2,873
35 Dallas 0.87% 4,243 487,855
36 Los Fresnos 0.82% 13 1,582
37 Azle 0.8% 34 4,272
38 Lago Vista 0.79% 22 2,784
39 Alamo 0.78% 46 5,864
40 Livingston 0.77% 16 2,077
41 Seagoville 0.75% 31 4,112
42 Bryan 0.73% 211 29,020
43 Galveston 0.72% 147 20,522
44 Grapevine 0.72% 139 19,412
45 Gun Barrel City 0.71% 17 2,382
46 Pflugerville 0.7% 134 19,146
47 Smithville 0.69% 11 1,593
48 Nederland 0.69% 49 7,111
49 Devine 0.67% 10 1,491
50 Longview 0.67% 203 30,372
51 Bedford 0.66% 141 21,205
52 Hutto 0.66% 40 6,047
53 Wilmer 0.66% 7 1,065
54 Sinton 0.66% 12 1,829
55 Crowley 0.66% 32 4,882
56 Cedar Park 0.66% 135 20,600
57 Nolanville 0.65% 10 1,548
58 Stafford 0.64% 44 6,901
59 Haltom City 0.63% 93 14,686
60 Lancaster 0.62% 81 12,982
61 Euless 0.62% 131 21,038
62 Live Oak 0.62% 38 6,151
63 Penitas 0.61% 7 1,141
64 Taylor Lake Village 0.61% 8 1,310
65 Highland Park 0.6% 21 3,501
66 Sherman 0.6% 89 14,864
67 San Marcos 0.6% 128 21,421
68 Liberty 0.6% 20 3,349
69 Lewisville 0.6% 230 38,594
70 Terrell Hills 0.6% 11 1,848
71 Deer Park 0.59% 66 11,166
72 Farmers Branch 0.58% 69 11,855
73 Denison 0.57% 52 9,147
74 Texas City 0.57% 94 16,538
75 Olney 0.56% 7 1,240
76 El Lago 0.56% 6 1,074
77 Dumas 0.56% 26 4,672
78 Odessa 0.55% 218 39,399
79 Addison 0.55% 48 8,697
80 Bridge City 0.55% 16 2,906
81 Cuero 0.55% 13 2,371
82 Converse 0.54% 35 6,522
83 Forney 0.54% 28 5,223
84 Richardson 0.54% 220 41,112
85 Sachse 0.53% 39 7,353
86 Houston 0.53% 4,382 831,166
87 Robinson 0.53% 21 3,996
88 Denton 0.52% 235 44,926
89 Leon Valley 0.52% 21 4,017
90 Gatesville 0.52% 15 2,872
91 Kyle 0.52% 54 10,363
92 Universal City 0.51% 38 7,405
93 Morgan’S Point Resort 0.51% 8 1,569
94 Jersey Village 0.51% 18 3,558
95 Shavano Park 0.5% 6 1,193
96 Nacogdoches 0.5% 61 12,138
97 San Antonio 0.5% 2,470 491,636
98 Carrollton 0.5% 234 46,656
99 Navasota 0.49% 12 2,439
100 Bulverde 0.49% 8 1,630

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