These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Vermont 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 Vermont.

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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 0.42% of Vermont residents is gay? That ranks as the number 12 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 1,085 gay households in The Green Mountain State.

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

After analyzing 13 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Vermont for 2019:

  1. Burlington (Photos)
  2. Winooski (Photos)
  3. Morrisville (Photos)
  4. Swanton (Photos)
  5. Montpelier (Photos)
  6. South Burlington (Photos)
  7. Barre (Photos)
  8. Rutland (Photos)
  9. Bellows Falls (Photos)
  10. Essex Junction (Photos)

According to the facts, Burlington is the gayest place in Vermont 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 Vermont reading, check out:

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Vermont for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in Vermont, 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 13 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 1.18% gay households.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Vermont. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.

Burlington, VT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 16,067
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 189 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.18% (1st highest)
More on Burlington:  Data | Photos

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. It is located 45 miles south of the Canada-United States border and 94 miles south of Canada’s second most populous municipality, Montreal. The city’s population was 42,452 according to a 2015 U.S. census estimate. It is the least populous municipality in the United States to be the most populous incorporated area in a state.

Winooski, VT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 3,205
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 30 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.94% (2nd highest)
More on Winooski:  Data | Photos

Winooski is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. Located on the Winooski River, as of the 2010 U.S. Census the municipal population was 7,267. The city is the most densely populated municipality in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. It is the smallest in area of Vermont’s nine incorporated cities. As part of the Burlington, Vermont metropolitan area, it is bordered by Burlington, Colchester, and South Burlington.

Morrisville, VT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,033
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 7 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.68% (3rd highest)
More on Morrisville:  Data | Photos

Swanton, VT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,080
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 5 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.46% (4th highest)
More on Swanton:  Data | Photos

Montpelier, VT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 3,687
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 10 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.27% (5th highest)
More on Montpelier:  Data | Photos

Montpelier is the capital city of the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Washington County. As the site of Vermont’s state government, it is the least populous state capital in the United States. The population was 7,855 at the 2010 census. However, the daytime population swells to about 21,000, due to the large number of jobs within city limits. The Vermont College of Fine Arts and New England Culinary Institute are located in the municipality. It was named for Montpellier, France.

South Burlington, VT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 8,757
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 21 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.24% (6th highest)
More on South Burlington:  Data | Photos

South Burlington is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. It is the second largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and home to the headquarters of Ben & Jerry’s and Vermont’s largest mall, the University Mall. It is also one in the principal municipalities of the Burlington, Vermont metropolitan area.

Barre, VT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,944
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 8 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.2% (7th highest)
More on Barre:  Data | Photos

Rutland, VT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 6,907
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 5 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.07% (8th highest)
More on Rutland:  Data | Photos

Bellows Falls, VT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,307
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 0 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (11th highest)
More on Bellows Falls:  Data | Photos

Essex Junction, VT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 4,315
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 0 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (11th highest)
More on Essex Junction:  Data | Photos

Essex Junction is a village located within the town of Essex in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. The population was 9,271 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated on November 15, 1892.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Vermont For 2019

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

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

  • Vergennes
  • St. Albans
  • Newport

For more Vermont reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Vermont

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Burlington 16,067 1.18%
2 Winooski 3,205 0.94%
3 Morrisville 1,033 0.68%
4 Swanton 1,080 0.46%
5 Montpelier 3,687 0.27%
6 South Burlington 8,757 0.24%
7 Barre 3,944 0.2%
8 Rutland 6,907 0.07%
9 Bellows Falls 1,307 0.0%
10 Essex Junction 4,315 0.0%
11 Newport 1,819 0.0%
12 St. Albans 2,815 0.0%
13 Vergennes 1,162 0.0%