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:
- Childress (Photos)
- Elgin (Photos)
- Providence Village
- Castle Hills
- Spring Valley Village
- Seabrook (Photos)
- Garden Ridge
- 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.
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.
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.
Households: 1,944Gay Households: 59
% Gay Households: 3.03%
Households: 2,804Gay Households: 81
% Gay Households: 2.89%
Households: 1,422Gay Households: 39
% Gay Households: 2.74%
4. Providence Village
Households: 1,398 Gay Households: 35
% Gay Households: 2.5%
5. Castle Hills
Households: 1,772Gay Households: 39
% Gay Households: 2.2%
6. Spring Valley Village
Households: 1,378Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 2.18%
Households: 4,856Gay Households: 99
% Gay Households: 2.04%
Households: 1,073Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 1.68%
9. Garden Ridge
Households: 1,312 Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 1.68%
10. Laguna Vista
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:
- Iowa Park
For more Texas reading , check out:
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Texas
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|Spring Valley Village||6||0.02%|
|Bunker Hill Village||18||0.01%|
|Morgan’S Point Resort||29||0.01%|
|West Lake Hills||57||0.01%|
|Taylor Lake Village||67||0.01%|
|Reno City (Lamar County)||69||0.01%|
|West University Place||94||0.01%|