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 0.29% of Virginia residents is gay? That ranks as the number 19 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 9,486 gay households in The Old Dominion.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Virginia.
After analyzing 87 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Virginia for 2020.
The 10 Gayest Places In Virginia For 2020
- Wise (Photos)
- Berryville (Photos)
- Luray (Photos)
- Winchester (Photos)
- South Hill (Photos)
- Alexandria (Photos)
- Richmond (Photos)
- Front Royal (Photos)
What’s the gayest place in Virginia? According to the facts, Wise is the gayest place in Virginia for 2020.
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.
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The 10 Gayest Cities In Virginia For 2020
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,203. As of 2015, its population is an estimated 27,284. It is the county seat of Frederick County, although the two are separate jurisdictions. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Winchester with surrounding Frederick County for statistical purposes.
Rank Last Year: –
Gay Households: 6 (43rd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.17% (6th highest)
More on Windsor: Data
Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,966, and in 2016, the population was estimated to be 155,810. Located along the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately 7 miles south of downtown Washington, D.C.
Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greater Richmond Region. It was incorporated in 1742, and has been an independent city since 1871.
Rank Last Year: 83 (Up 74)
Gay Households: 4 (46th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.78% (9th highest)
More on Crewe: Data
Front Royal is a town in Warren County, Virginia, United States. The population was 14,440 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Warren County.
How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Virginia for 2020
In order to rank the gayest cities in Virginia, we used the 2014-2018 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 87 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 5.12% gay households. You can download the data here.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Virginia. 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 Virginia For 2020
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Virginia, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Virginia:
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Virginia
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