These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Wisconsin For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the gayest places in Wisconsin.

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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 0.31% of Wisconsin residents is gay? That ranks as the number 31 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 7,186 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 for 2019:

  1. Park Falls (Photos)
  2. Evansville (Photos)
  3. Slinger (Photos)
  4. Rhinelander (Photos)
  5. Osceola (Photos)
  6. Waterloo (Photos)
  7. Suamico
  8. Marshall
  9. Bellevue (Photos)
  10. St. Francis (Photos)

According to the facts, Park Falls is the gayest place in Wisconsin for 2019.

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.

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Wisconsin for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in Wisconsin, we used the 2013-2017 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, ended up being the the most gay place with 5.97% 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.

Park Falls, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,190
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 71 (14th highest)
% Gay Households: 5.97% (1st highest)
More on Park Falls:  Data | Photos

Evansville, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,067
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 59 (20th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.85% (2nd highest)
More on Evansville:  Data | Photos

Evansville is a city in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,012 at the 2010 census.

Slinger, WI

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 2,100
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Gay Households: 43 (31st highest)
% Gay Households: 2.05% (3rd highest)
More on Slinger:  Data | Photos

Slinger is a village in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,068 at the 2010 census.

Rhinelander, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 3,176
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 60 (19th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.89% (4th highest)
More on Rhinelander:  Data | Photos

Rhinelander is a city in and the county seat of Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 7,798 at the 2010 census.

Osceola, WI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,078
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 16 (72nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.48% (5th highest)
More on Osceola:  Data | Photos

Waterloo, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,389
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 20 (64th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.44% (6th highest)
More on Waterloo:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,619
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 64 (17th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.39% (7th highest)
More on Suamico:  Data

Suamico is a village in Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 11,346 at the 2010 census. Suamico is part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area, and contains the neighborhood community of Flintville.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,369
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 16 (72nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.17% (8th highest)
More on Marshall:  Data

Bellevue, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 6,508
Rank Last Year: 35 (Up 26)
Gay Households: 68 (16th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.04% (9th highest)
More on Bellevue:  Data | Photos

Bellevue is a village in Brown County, Wisconsin, United States. It was a town until incorporating as a village on February 14, 2003. The population was 14,570 at the 2010 census.

St. Francis, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 4,681
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 48 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.03% (10th highest)
More on St. Francis:  Data | Photos

St. Francis is an American city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The population was 9,365 at the 2010 census.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Wisconsin For 2019

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:

  • Wright
  • Mcfarland
  • Mauston

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Wisconsin

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Park Falls 1,190 5.97%
2 Evansville 2,067 2.85%
3 Slinger 2,100 2.05%
4 Rhinelander 3,176 1.89%
5 Osceola 1,078 1.48%
6 Waterloo 1,389 1.44%
7 Suamico 4,619 1.39%
8 Marshall 1,369 1.17%
9 Bellevue 6,508 1.04%
10 St. Francis 4,681 1.03%
11 Ripon 3,354 0.98%
12 Cumberland 1,065 0.94%
13 Milton 2,322 0.9%
14 Fitchburg 11,552 0.88%
15 New London 3,061 0.88%
16 Brillion 1,159 0.86%
17 Greendale 5,964 0.84%
18 Merrill 4,181 0.84%
19 Rice Lake 3,921 0.82%
20 Madison 107,890 0.79%
21 Allouez 5,366 0.78%
22 Kimberly 2,834 0.78%
23 Stoughton 5,102 0.76%
24 Tomahawk 1,461 0.75%
25 Sherwood 1,080 0.74%
26 Whitewater 4,609 0.74%
27 Marinette 5,109 0.72%
28 Hartford 5,881 0.71%
29 Hudson 5,656 0.71%
30 Oak Creek 14,081 0.7%
31 Waunakee 4,801 0.65%
32 Ellsworth 1,258 0.64%
33 Hales Corners 3,162 0.63%
34 Mount Pleasant 10,985 0.63%
35 Dodgeville 1,981 0.61%
36 Cudahy 7,434 0.61%
37 Marshfield 8,612 0.6%
38 Tomah 3,781 0.58%
39 Fort Atkinson 5,003 0.58%
40 Oconomowoc 6,592 0.56%
41 Menomonie 5,774 0.55%
42 Arcadia 1,089 0.55%
43 Johnson Creek 1,090 0.55%
44 Monona 3,882 0.54%
45 Fox Point 2,777 0.54%
46 Elkhorn 4,096 0.54%
47 Peshtigo 1,494 0.54%
48 Greenfield 16,618 0.53%
49 Darlington 1,007 0.5%
50 Milwaukee 230,463 0.49%
51 Glendale 5,629 0.48%
52 Sheboygan Falls 3,620 0.47%
53 Janesville 26,470 0.45%
54 Sheboygan 20,649 0.45%
55 Waupaca 2,689 0.45%
56 Wauwatosa 20,395 0.44%
57 Onalaska 7,828 0.43%
58 Shorewood 6,016 0.43%
59 Oconto 1,872 0.43%
60 Beloit 13,934 0.42%
61 Twin Lakes 2,170 0.41%
62 River Falls 5,364 0.41%
63 Sun Prairie 12,886 0.4%
64 Franklin 13,649 0.4%
65 Whitefish Bay 5,229 0.4%
66 Hortonville 1,021 0.39%
67 Kenosha 37,602 0.37%
68 Stevens Point 10,430 0.36%
69 Manitowoc 14,597 0.34%
70 Pewaukee 5,562 0.34%
71 Waterford 2,062 0.34%
72 Burlington 4,498 0.33%
73 Mukwonago 3,014 0.33%
74 Neenah 10,965 0.32%
75 Menasha 7,641 0.31%
76 Green Bay 42,559 0.31%
77 Wisconsin Rapids 8,244 0.3%
78 Appleton 28,892 0.29%
79 Ashland 3,420 0.29%
80 West Allis 27,565 0.28%
81 Reedsburg 3,662 0.27%
82 Racine 29,966 0.26%
83 Sturtevant 2,155 0.23%
84 Mequon 9,109 0.22%
85 Waukesha 29,127 0.21%
86 Fond Du Lac 17,897 0.21%
87 Port Washington 4,850 0.21%
88 Pleasant Prairie 7,894 0.2%
89 Oshkosh 26,373 0.2%
90 Deforest 3,522 0.2%
91 Kaukauna 6,568 0.2%
92 Chippewa Falls 6,214 0.19%
93 Howard 7,670 0.18%
94 La Crosse 20,937 0.18%
95 Baraboo 5,201 0.17%
96 Eau Claire 27,402 0.17%
97 Superior 11,583 0.16%
98 De Pere 9,475 0.15%
99 Wausau 17,195 0.14%
100 Beaver Dam 6,693 0.13%