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:
- Winooski (Photos)
- Burlington (Photos)
- South Burlington (Photos)
- Montpelier (Photos)
- Essex Junction (Photos)
- Rutland (Photos)
- Bellows Falls
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.
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.
Households: 1,011Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 2.87%
Households: 1,018Gay Households: 20
% Gay Households: 1.96%
Households: 3,237Gay Households: 60
% Gay Households: 1.85%
Households: 16,337Gay Households: 168
% Gay Households: 1.03%
5. South Burlington
Households: 8,204Gay Households: 80
% Gay Households: 0.98%
Households: 3,614Gay Households: 35
% Gay Households: 0.97%
7. Essex Junction
Households: 4,131Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 0.73%
Households: 7,167Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 0.56%
Households: 1,077Gay Households: 6
% Gay Households: 0.56%
10. Bellows Falls
Households: 1,303Gay 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:
- St. Albans
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Vermont
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