These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Wisconsin


We looked at years of data to determine which Wisconsin 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 0.38% 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:

  1. Evansville (Photos)
  2. Waterloo
  3. Slinger (Photos)
  4. St. Croix Falls
  5. Sturgeon Bay (Photos)
  6. New London (Photos)
  7. New Richmond (Photos)
  8. Jefferson (Photos)
  9. Madison (Photos)
  10. 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.

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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.

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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.

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1. Evansville

Evansville, Wisconsin

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,940
Gay Households: 63
% Gay Households: 3.25%

2. Waterloo

Waterloo, Wisconsin

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,304
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.61%

3. Slinger

Slinger, Wisconsin

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,094
Gay Households: 31
% Gay Households: 1.48%

4. St. Croix Falls

St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,030
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 1.46%

5. Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 4,476
Gay Households: 64
% Gay Households: 1.43%

6. New London

New London, Wisconsin

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,949
Gay Households: 38
% Gay Households: 1.29%

7. New Richmond

New Richmond, Wisconsin

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,206
Gay Households: 37
% Gay Households: 1.15%

8. Jefferson

Jefferson, Wisconsin

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,030
Gay Households: 31
% Gay Households: 1.02%

9. Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 103,169
Gay Households: 1,048
% Gay Households: 1.02%

10. Merrill

Merrill, Wisconsin

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 4,173
Gay 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:

  1. Wright
  2. Plover
  3. Merton

For more Wisconsin reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Wisconsin

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Evansville 1 0.03% 1,940 6,300
Waterloo 2 0.02% 1,304 2,100
Slinger 3 0.01% 2,094 3,100
St. Croix Falls 4 0.01% 1,030 1,500
Sturgeon Bay 5 0.01% 4,476 6,400
New London 6 0.01% 2,949 3,800
New Richmond 7 0.01% 3,206 3,700
Jefferson 8 0.01% 3,030 3,100
Madison 9 0.01% 103,169 104,800
Merrill 10 0.01% 4,173 4,000
Milton 11 0.01% 2,212 2,100
Stanley 12 0.01% 1,004 900
Rice Lake 13 0.01% 3,874 3,500
Sun Prairie 14 0.01% 12,029 10,000
Chippewa Falls 15 0.01% 6,240 5,200
Baldwin 16 0.01% 1,585 1,300
Clintonville 17 0.01% 1,960 1,600
Bellevue 18 0.01% 6,259 5,100
Shorewood 19 0.01% 6,221 5,000
Brown Deer 20 0.01% 5,449 4,300
Thiensville 21 0.01% 1,543 1,200
St. Francis 22 0.01% 4,590 3,600
Rhinelander 23 0.01% 3,337 2,600
Marinette 24 0.01% 5,105 4,000
Mount Pleasant 25 0.01% 11,053 8,500
Menomonie 26 0.01% 5,679 4,400
Oconto 27 0.01% 1,948 1,500
Hales Corners 28 0.01% 3,245 2,500
Port Washington 29 0.01% 4,709 3,600
Sturtevant 30 0.01% 2,043 1,500
Antigo 31 0.01% 3,828 2,800
Lancaster 32 0.01% 1,655 1,200
Dodgeville 33 0.01% 1,977 1,400
Whitefish Bay 34 0.01% 5,367 3,600
Sheboygan 35 0.01% 20,151 13,100
Kaukauna 36 0.01% 6,191 4,000
Cudahy 37 0.01% 7,566 4,900
Oak Creek 38 0.01% 14,140 8,700
Elm Grove 39 0.01% 2,263 1,400
Superior 40 0.01% 11,669 7,200
Wauwatosa 41 0.01% 20,515 12,700
Appleton 42 0.01% 28,741 17,400
Ripon 43 0.01% 2,986 1,800
Waunakee 44 0.01% 4,530 2,700
Osceola 45 0.01% 1,042 600
Monona 46 0.01% 3,972 2,300
Allouez 47 0.01% 5,202 3,000
Williams Bay 48 0.01% 1,081 600
Waupaca 49 0.01% 2,540 1,400
Lake Hallie 50 0.01% 2,361 1,300
Milwaukee 51 0.01% 230,181 123,700
Greenfield 52 0.01% 16,661 8,800
Summit 53 0.01% 1,685 900
Sheboygan Falls 54 0.01% 3,439 1,800
Delavan 56 0.01% 3,134 1,600
Cumberland 57 0.01% 1,004 500
Sherwood 58 0.01% 1,010 500
Hartford 59 0.01% 5,849 2,900
De Pere 60 0.0% 9,122 4,500
Manitowoc 61 0.0% 14,839 7,100
Glendale 62 0.0% 5,698 2,700
Suamico 63 0.0% 4,230 1,900
Fitchburg 64 0.0% 10,407 4,600
Menomonee Falls 65 0.0% 14,539 6,200
Lake Geneva 66 0.0% 3,224 1,400
Ashwaubenon 67 0.0% 7,271 3,100
West Salem 68 0.0% 1,860 800
Green Bay 69 0.0% 42,358 17,900
Altoona 70 0.0% 2,905 1,200
Pewaukee 71 0.0% 5,451 2,200
Twin Lakes 72 0.0% 2,225 900
Tomah 73 0.0% 3,968 1,600
Richland Center 74 0.0% 2,286 900
Johnson Creek 75 0.0% 1,085 400
Menasha 76 0.0% 7,299 2,700
Bristol 77 0.0% 1,879 700
Portage 78 0.0% 4,070 1,500
Franklin 79 0.0% 13,126 4,700
Two Rivers 80 0.0% 4,945 1,800
Verona 81 0.0% 4,800 1,700
Burlington 82 0.0% 4,329 1,500
Rothschild 83 0.0% 2,323 800
Mequon 84 0.0% 9,105 3,100
Stevens Point 85 0.0% 10,529 3,600
Fond Du Lac 86 0.0% 18,271 6,300
Waukesha 87 0.0% 28,466 9,000
Eau Claire 88 0.0% 27,255 8,700
Kenosha 89 0.0% 37,305 11,100
Racine 90 0.0% 29,979 8,800
Caledonia 91 0.0% 9,729 2,700
Neenah 92 0.0% 10,798 3,000
La Crosse 93 0.0% 20,749 5,800
Beloit 94 0.0% 14,140 4,000
Mineral Point 95 0.0% 1,165 300
Pewaukee 96 0.0% 3,910 1,000
Oshkosh 97 0.0% 25,987 6,500
Wisconsin Rapids 98 0.0% 8,558 2,100
West Allis 99 0.0% 27,294 6,800
Marshfield 100 0.0% 8,439 2,100

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