These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Wisconsin


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\nWhen 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.\n\nWhile the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue.\n\nDid 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.\n\nOur goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Wisconsin.\n\nAfter analyzing 219 cities with over 1,000 households, we\’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Wisconsin:\n

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  1. Evansville (Photos)
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  3. Waterloo
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  5. Slinger (Photos)
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  7. St. Croix Falls
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  9. Sturgeon Bay (Photos)
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  11. New London (Photos)
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  13. New Richmond (Photos)
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  15. Madison (Photos)
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  17. Jefferson (Photos)
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  19. Merrill (Photos)
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\nRead 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.\n\n

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How do you determine the gayest city in Wisconsin?

\nIn order to rank the gayest cities in Wisconsin, we used the 2009-2014 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census. We looked at:\n

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  • Percentage of all households that are unmarried, same sex partners
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\n\nWe limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 1,000 households.\n\nWe ranked each place from 1 to 219 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.\n\nIn the end, Evansville ended up being the the most gay place with 3.25% gay households.\n\nRead 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.\n\n

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1. Evansville

\'Evansville,\n

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Population: 1,940
Gay Households: 63\n% Gay Households: 3.25%\n\n\n

2. Waterloo

\'Waterloo,\n

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Population: 1,304
Gay Households: 21\n% Gay Households: 1.61%\n\n\n

3. Slinger

\'Slinger,\n

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Population: 2,094
Gay Households: 31\n% Gay Households: 1.48%\n\n\n

4. St. Croix Falls

\n Population: 1,030
Gay Households: 15\n% Gay Households: 1.46%\n\n\n

5. Sturgeon Bay

\'Sturgeon\n

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Population: 4,476
Gay Households: 64\n% Gay Households: 1.43%\n\n\n

6. New London

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Population: 2,949
Gay Households: 38\n% Gay Households: 1.29%\n\n\n

7. New Richmond

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Population: 3,206
Gay Households: 37\n% Gay Households: 1.15%\n\n\n

8. Madison

\'Madison,\n

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Population: 103,169
Gay Households: 1,048\n% Gay Households: 1.02%\n\n\n

9. Jefferson

\'Jefferson,\n

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Population: 3,030
Gay Households: 31\n% Gay Households: 1.02%\n\n\n

10. Merrill

\'Merrill,\n

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Population: 4,173
Gay Households: 40\n% Gay Households: 0.96%\n\n

There You Have It

\nIf you\’re looking at the number of gay households in Wisconsin, this is an accurate list.\n\nIf you\’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Wisconsin:\n

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  1. Wright
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  3. Plover
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  5. Merton
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\nFor more Wisconsin reading , check out:\n

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Wisconsin

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City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Evansville 1 0.03% 63 1,940
Waterloo 2 0.02% 21 1,304
Slinger 3 0.01% 31 2,094
St. Croix Falls 4 0.01% 15 1,030
Sturgeon Bay 5 0.01% 64 4,476
New London 6 0.01% 38 2,949
New Richmond 7 0.01% 37 3,206
Madison 8 0.01% 1,048 103,169
Jefferson 9 0.01% 31 3,030
Merrill 10 0.01% 40 4,173
Milton 11 0.01% 21 2,212
Rice Lake 12 0.01% 35 3,874
Stanley 13 0.01% 9 1,004
Sun Prairie 14 0.01% 100 12,029
Chippewa Falls 15 0.01% 52 6,240
Clintonville 16 0.01% 16 1,960
Baldwin 17 0.01% 13 1,585
Bellevue 18 0.01% 51 6,259
Shorewood 19 0.01% 50 6,221
Brown Deer 20 0.01% 43 5,449
Marinette 21 0.01% 40 5,105
St. Francis 22 0.01% 36 4,590
Rhinelander 23 0.01% 26 3,337
Thiensville 24 0.01% 12 1,543
Mount Pleasant 25 0.01% 85 11,053
Menomonie 26 0.01% 44 5,679
Hales Corners 27 0.01% 25 3,245
Oconto 28 0.01% 15 1,948
Port Washington 29 0.01% 36 4,709
Lancaster 30 0.01% 12 1,655
Sturtevant 31 0.01% 15 2,043
Antigo 32 0.01% 28 3,828
Dodgeville 33 0.01% 14 1,977
Whitefish Bay 34 0.01% 36 5,367
Cudahy 35 0.01% 49 7,566
Sheboygan 36 0.01% 131 20,151
Kaukauna 37 0.01% 40 6,191
Elm Grove 38 0.01% 14 2,263
Oak Creek 39 0.01% 87 14,140
Superior 40 0.01% 72 11,669
Wauwatosa 41 0.01% 127 20,515
Appleton 42 0.01% 174 28,741
Ripon 43 0.01% 18 2,986
Waunakee 44 0.01% 27 4,530
Allouez 45 0.01% 30 5,202
Osceola 46 0.01% 6 1,042
Monona 47 0.01% 23 3,972
Williams Bay 48 0.01% 6 1,081
Waupaca 49 0.01% 14 2,540
Lake Hallie 50 0.01% 13 2,361
Milwaukee 51 0.01% 1,237 230,181
Summit 52 0.01% 9 1,685
Greenfield 53 0.01% 88 16,661
Sheboygan Falls 54 0.01% 18 3,439
Delavan 55 0.01% 16 3,134
Sherwood 56 0.01% 5 1,010
Cumberland 57 0.01% 5 1,004
Hartford 58 0.01% 29 5,849
De Pere 59 0.0% 45 9,122
Manitowoc 60 0.0% 71 14,839
Glendale 61 0.0% 27 5,698
Suamico 62 0.0% 19 4,230
Fitchburg 63 0.0% 46 10,407
West Salem 64 0.0% 8 1,860
Ashwaubenon 65 0.0% 31 7,271
Menomonee Falls 66 0.0% 62 14,539
Lake Geneva 67 0.0% 14 3,224
Green Bay 68 0.0% 179 42,358
Altoona 69 0.0% 12 2,905
Twin Lakes 70 0.0% 9 2,225
Pewaukee 71 0.0% 22 5,451
Tomah 72 0.0% 16 3,968
Richland Center 73 0.0% 9 2,286
Bristol 74 0.0% 7 1,879
Menasha 75 0.0% 27 7,299
Portage 76 0.0% 15 4,070
Johnson Creek 77 0.0% 4 1,085
Franklin 78 0.0% 47 13,126
Two Rivers 79 0.0% 18 4,945
Burlington 80 0.0% 15 4,329
Verona 81 0.0% 17 4,800
Stevens Point 82 0.0% 36 10,529
Rothschild 83 0.0% 8 2,323
Mequon 84 0.0% 31 9,105
Fond Du Lac 85 0.0% 63 18,271
Eau Claire 86 0.0% 87 27,255
Waukesha 87 0.0% 90 28,466
Kenosha 88 0.0% 111 37,305
Racine 89 0.0% 88 29,979
Caledonia 90 0.0% 27 9,729
Neenah 91 0.0% 30 10,798
Beloit 92 0.0% 40 14,140
La Crosse 93 0.0% 58 20,749
Pewaukee 94 0.0% 10 3,910
Mineral Point 95 0.0% 3 1,165
West Allis 96 0.0% 68 27,294
Oshkosh 97 0.0% 65 25,987
Wisconsin Rapids 98 0.0% 21 8,558
Marshfield 99 0.0% 21 8,439
Wausau 100 0.0% 40 16,562

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