Gayest Places In Wisconsin For 2020


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth 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 0.24% of Wisconsin residents is gay? That ranks as the number 34 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 7,084 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 218 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Wisconsin for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Wisconsin For 2020

  1. Park Falls (Photos)
  2. Slinger (Photos)
  3. Marshall
  4. Suamico
  5. Brillion (Photos)
  6. St. Francis (Photos)
  7. Greendale (Photos)
  8. Rhinelander (Photos)
  9. Whitewater (Photos)
  10. Glendale (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Wisconsin? According to the facts, Park Falls is the gayest place in Wisconsin 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.

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Wisconsin For 2020

Park Falls, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,253
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 79 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 7.18% (1st highest)
More on Park Falls:  Data | Photos

Slinger, WI

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 2,128
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 50 (20th highest)
% Gay Households: 4.7% (2nd 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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,344
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 13 (81st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.93% (3rd highest)
More on Marshall:  Data

Suamico, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,760
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 45 (27th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.89% (4th 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.

Brillion, WI

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 1,168
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 9 (95th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.54% (5th highest)
More on Brillion:  Data | Photos

St. Francis, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 4,739
Rank Last Year: 25 (Up 19)
Gay Households: 67 (14th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.52% (6th 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.

Greendale, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 5,960
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 54 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.41% (7th highest)
More on Greendale:  Data | Photos

Greendale is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 14,046 at the 2010 census. Greendale is located southwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is a part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

Rhinelander, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 3,198
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 34 (42nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.19% (8th 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.

Whitewater, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,616
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 41 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.04% (9th highest)
More on Whitewater:  Data | Photos

Whitewater is a city in Walworth and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Located near the southern portion of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Whitewater is the home of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population was 14,390. Of this, 11,150 were in Walworth County, and 3,240 were in Jefferson County.

Glendale, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 5,803
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 24 (57th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.83% (10th highest)
More on Glendale:  Data | Photos

Glendale is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 12,872 at the 2010 census.

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Wisconsin for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in Wisconsin, 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 218 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 7.18% gay households. You can download the data here.

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.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Wisconsin For 2020

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
  • Hobart
  • Little Chute

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Wisconsin

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Park Falls 1,253 7.18%
2 Slinger 2,128 4.7%
3 Marshall 1,344 1.93%
4 Suamico 4,760 1.89%
5 Brillion 1,168 1.54%
6 St. Francis 4,739 1.52%
7 Greendale 5,960 1.41%
8 Rhinelander 3,198 1.19%
9 Whitewater 4,616 1.04%
10 Glendale 5,803 0.83%
11 Shorewood 5,967 0.77%
12 Rice Lake 3,922 0.71%
13 Menomonie 5,757 0.66%
14 Kimberly 2,820 0.64%
15 Madison 108,573 0.62%
16 Pewaukee 5,616 0.61%
17 Fitchburg 12,127 0.59%
18 Berlin 2,391 0.59%
19 Wauwatosa 20,299 0.57%
20 Chippewa Falls 6,110 0.56%
21 Racine 30,378 0.55%
22 Cudahy 7,656 0.55%
23 Whitefish Bay 5,244 0.53%
24 Neenah 10,966 0.53%
25 Sturtevant 1,963 0.51%
26 Kenosha 37,646 0.5%
27 Fox Point 2,808 0.5%
28 Franklin 13,684 0.48%
29 Hales Corners 3,143 0.45%
30 Howard 7,874 0.43%
31 Milwaukee 229,556 0.42%
32 Middleton 8,677 0.41%
33 Monona 3,886 0.41%
34 Wausau 17,340 0.4%
35 Greenfield 16,794 0.39%
36 Sparta 4,234 0.38%
37 Hartford 5,888 0.34%
38 Sheboygan 20,269 0.33%
39 Allouez 5,313 0.3%
40 Beloit 14,140 0.3%
41 De Pere 9,460 0.3%
42 Wisconsin Rapids 8,131 0.3%
43 Ashwaubenon 7,636 0.29%
44 Sun Prairie 13,242 0.29%
45 Muskego 9,145 0.26%
46 Marshfield 8,759 0.25%
47 Mount Pleasant 11,153 0.25%
48 Beaver Dam 6,798 0.24%
49 La Crosse 21,314 0.23%
50 Janesville 26,405 0.23%
51 Eau Claire 27,495 0.23%
52 New Berlin 16,685 0.22%
53 Appleton 29,125 0.21%
54 West Allis 27,657 0.21%
55 Manitowoc 14,704 0.19%
56 Green Bay 42,331 0.19%
57 West Bend 13,734 0.17%
58 Superior 11,733 0.17%
59 Caledonia 9,911 0.12%
60 Brookfield 14,704 0.11%
61 Waukesha 29,432 0.07%
62 Onalaska 7,822 0.05%
63 Pulaski 1,391 0.0%
64 Prairie Du Sac 1,880 0.0%
65 Oconto 1,936 0.0%
66 Prairie Du Chien 2,383 0.0%
67 Poynette 1,053 0.0%
68 Reedsburg 3,662 0.0%
69 Oconomowoc 6,743 0.0%
70 Prescott 1,737 0.0%
71 Portage 4,261 0.0%
72 Pleasant Prairie 7,756 0.0%
73 Platteville 4,070 0.0%
74 Omro 1,443 0.0%
75 Oostburg 1,138 0.0%
76 Oregon 3,888 0.0%
77 Osceola 1,126 0.0%
78 Plymouth 4,089 0.0%
79 Oshkosh 26,435 0.0%
80 Paddock Lake 1,180 0.0%
81 Peshtigo 1,486 0.0%
82 Plover 5,285 0.0%
83 Pewaukee 3,915 0.0%
84 Oconto Falls 1,227 0.0%
85 Port Washington 4,937 0.0%
86 Algoma 1,306 0.0%
87 Richland Center 2,259 0.0%
88 Two Rivers 5,263 0.0%
89 Union Grove 1,872 0.0%
90 Verona 5,082 0.0%
91 Viroqua 2,100 0.0%
92 Walworth 1,066 0.0%
93 Waterford 2,177 0.0%
94 Waterloo 1,506 0.0%
95 Watertown 9,463 0.0%
96 Waunakee 4,956 0.0%
97 Waupaca 2,763 0.0%
98 Waupun 4,144 0.0%
99 West Milwaukee 2,028 0.0%
100 West Salem 1,974 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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