These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Vermont


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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 0.69% of Vermont residents is gay? That ranks 2 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
  2. Vergennes
  3. Winooski (Photos)
  4. Burlington (Photos)
  5. South Burlington (Photos)
  6. Montpelier (Photos)
  7. Essex Junction (Photos)
  8. Rutland (Photos)
  9. Swanton
  10. Bellows Falls
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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 Vermont.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Vermont?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Vermont, 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 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 2.87% 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.

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1. Morrisville

Morrisville, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,011
Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 2.87%

2. Vergennes

Vergennes, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,018
Gay Households: 20
% Gay Households: 1.96%

3. Winooski

Winooski, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,237
Gay Households: 60
% Gay Households: 1.85%

4. Burlington

Burlington, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 16,337
Gay Households: 168
% Gay Households: 1.03%

5. South Burlington

South Burlington, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 8,204
Gay Households: 80
% Gay Households: 0.98%

6. Montpelier

Montpelier, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,614
Gay Households: 35
% Gay Households: 0.97%

7. Essex Junction

Essex Junction, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 4,131
Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 0.73%

8. Rutland

Rutland, Vermont

Source: Flickr

Households: 7,167
Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 0.56%

9. Swanton

Swanton, Vermont

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,077
Gay Households: 6
% Gay Households: 0.56%

10. Bellows Falls

Bellows Falls, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,303
Gay Households: 7
% Gay Households: 0.54%

There You Have It

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. St. Albans
  3. Barre
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Vermont

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Morrisville 1 0.03% 1,011 2,900
Vergennes 2 0.02% 1,018 2,000
Winooski 3 0.02% 3,237 6,000
Burlington 4 0.01% 16,337 16,800
South Burlington 5 0.01% 8,204 8,000
Montpelier 6 0.01% 3,614 3,500
Essex Junction 7 0.01% 4,131 3,000
Rutland 8 0.01% 7,167 4,000
Swanton 9 0.01% 1,077 600
Bellows Falls 10 0.01% 1,303 700
Barre 11 0.0% 4,066 900
St. Albans 12 0.0% 2,926 300
Newport 13 0.0% 1,820

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