These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Vermont


We looked at years of data to determine which Vermont 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 0.54% of Vermont residents is gay? That ranks 5 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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:

  1. Morrisville (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Burlington (Photos | Jobs)
  3. South Burlington (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Winooski (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Swanton (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Vergennes (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Montpelier (Photos | Jobs)
  8. St. Albans (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Barre (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Rutland (Photos | Jobs)

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

1. Morrisville

Morrisville, Vermont

Source: Public domain

Households: 1,121
Gay Households: 25
% Gay Households: 2.23%
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2. Burlington

Burlington, Vermont

Households: 16,104
Gay Households: 201
% Gay Households: 1.25%
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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.

3. South Burlington

South Burlington, Vermont

Source: Public domain

Households: 8,496
Gay Households: 62
% Gay Households: 0.73%
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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.

4. Winooski

Winooski, Vermont

Households: 3,177
Gay Households: 20
% Gay Households: 0.63%
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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.

5. Swanton

Swanton, Vermont

Households: 1,160
Gay Households: 6
% Gay Households: 0.52%
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6. Vergennes

Vergennes, Vermont

Source: Public domain

Households: 1,165
Gay Households: 6
% Gay Households: 0.52%
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7. Montpelier

Montpelier, Vermont

Households: 3,534
Gay Households: 16
% Gay Households: 0.45%
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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.

8. St. Albans

St. Albans, Vermont

Households: 2,808
Gay Households: 5
% Gay Households: 0.18%
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9. Barre

Barre, Vermont

Households: 3,988
Gay Households: 6
% Gay Households: 0.15%
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10. Rutland

Rutland, Vermont

Households: 7,106
Gay Households: 6
% Gay Households: 0.08%
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How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Vermont?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Vermont, 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 13 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Morrisville ended up being the the most gay place with 2.23% 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.

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

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:

  1. Newport
  2. Essex Junction
  3. Bellows Falls

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Vermont

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 Morrisville 2.23% 25 1,121
2 Burlington 1.25% 201 16,104
3 South Burlington 0.73% 62 8,496
4 Winooski 0.63% 20 3,177
5 Swanton 0.52% 6 1,160
6 Vergennes 0.52% 6 1,165
7 Montpelier 0.45% 16 3,534
8 St. Albans 0.18% 5 2,808
9 Barre 0.15% 6 3,988
10 Rutland 0.08% 6 7,106
11 Bellows Falls 0.0% 0 1,362
12 Essex Junction 0.0% 0 4,166
13 Newport 0.0% 0 1,854

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