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 0.38% of Wisconsin residents is gay? That ranks 33 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Badger State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Wisconsin.
After analyzing 220 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Wisconsin:
- Evansville (Photos)
- Slinger (Photos)
- St. Croix Falls
- Sturgeon Bay (Photos)
- New London (Photos)
- New Richmond (Photos)
- Jefferson (Photos)
- Madison (Photos)
- Merrill (Photos)
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 Wisconsin.
How do you determine the gayest city in Wisconsin?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Wisconsin, 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 220 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Evansville ended up being the the most gay place with 3.25% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Wisconsin. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
Households: 1,940Gay Households: 63
% Gay Households: 3.25%
Households: 1,304Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.61%
Households: 2,094Gay Households: 31
% Gay Households: 1.48%
4. St. Croix Falls
Households: 1,030Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 1.46%
5. Sturgeon Bay
Households: 4,476Gay Households: 64
% Gay Households: 1.43%
6. New London
Households: 2,949Gay Households: 38
% Gay Households: 1.29%
7. New Richmond
Households: 3,206Gay Households: 37
% Gay Households: 1.15%
Households: 3,030Gay Households: 31
% Gay Households: 1.02%
Households: 103,169Gay Households: 1,048
% Gay Households: 1.02%
Households: 4,173Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 0.96%
There You Have It
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Wisconsin, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Wisconsin:
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Wisconsin
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|St. Croix Falls||4||0.01%|
|Fond Du Lac||86||0.0%|