Gayest Places In Wyoming 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 Wyoming.

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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 0.06% of Wyoming residents is gay? That ranks as the number 50 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 275 gay households in The Equality State.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Wyoming.

After analyzing 24 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Wyoming for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Wyoming For 2020

  1. Mills
  2. Worland (Photos)
  3. Laramie (Photos)
  4. Cheyenne (Photos)
  5. Torrington (Photos)
  6. Thermopolis (Photos)
  7. Sheridan (Photos)
  8. Rock Springs (Photos)
  9. Riverton (Photos)
  10. Rawlins (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Wyoming? According to the facts, Mills is the gayest place in Wyoming 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 Wyoming reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Wyoming For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,664
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 31 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 3.73% (1st highest)
More on Mills:  Data

Worland, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,183
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 7 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.64% (2nd highest)
More on Worland:  Data | Photos

Laramie, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 13,417
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 21 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.18% (3rd highest)
More on Laramie:  Data | Photos

Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 30,816 at the 2010 census. Located on the Laramie River in southeastern Wyoming, the city is west of Cheyenne, at the junction of Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 287.

Cheyenne, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 26,635
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 25 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.1% (4th highest)
More on Cheyenne:  Data | Photos

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. It is the principal city of the Cheyenne, Wyoming, Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Laramie County. The population was 59,466 at the 2010 census. Cheyenne is the northern terminus of the extensive and fast-growing Front Range Urban Corridor that stretches from Cheyenne to Pueblo, Colorado, and has a population of 4,333,742 according to the 2010 United States Census. Cheyenne is situated on Crow Creek and Dry Creek. The Cheyenne, Wyoming Metropolitan Area had a 2010 population of 91,738, making it the 354th-most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

Torrington, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,504
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 0 (17th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (5th highest)
More on Torrington:  Data | Photos

Torrington is a city in, and the county seat of, Goshen County, Wyoming United States. The population was 6,501 at the 2010 census.

Thermopolis, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 1,335
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 4)
Gay Households: 0 (17th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (6th highest)
More on Thermopolis:  Data | Photos

Thermopolis is the largest town in Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States, and also the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 3,009.

“Thermopolis” is from the Greek for “Hot City”. It is home to numerous natural hot springs, in which mineral-laden waters are heated by geothermal processes. The town is named for the hot springs located there.

Sheridan, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 8,036
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 0 (17th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (7th highest)
More on Sheridan:  Data | Photos

Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The 2010 census put the population at 17,444 and a Micropolitan Statistical Area of 29,116. It is the county seat of Sheridan County.

Rock Springs, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 8,523
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 10 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (8th highest)
More on Rock Springs:  Data | Photos

Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 23,036 at the 2010 census, making it the 5th most populated city in the state of Wyoming. Rock Springs is the principal city of the Rock Springs micropolitan statistical area, which has a population of 37,975. Rock Springs is known as the Home of 56 Nationalities because of the influx of immigrants from all over the world who came to work in the coal mines that supplied the fuel to power the steam engines of the Union Pacific Railroad. The city’s rich cultural heritage is celebrated each summer on International Day, a festival where the foods, costumes, and traditions of residents’ ancestors are recreated and enjoyed at Bunning Park in downtown Rock Springs.

Riverton, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,290
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 19 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (9th highest)
More on Riverton:  Data | Photos

Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. The city’s population was 10,615 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city in the county overall.

Rawlins, WY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 3,449
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 5)
Gay Households: 0 (17th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.0% (10th highest)
More on Rawlins:  Data | Photos

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Wyoming, 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 24 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 3.73% gay households. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Wyoming. 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 Wyoming For 2020

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Wyoming, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Wyoming:

  • Lander
  • Wheatland
  • Casper

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Wyoming

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Mills 1,664 3.73%
2 Worland 2,183 0.64%
3 Laramie 13,417 0.18%
4 Cheyenne 26,635 0.1%
5 Torrington 2,504 0.0%
6 Thermopolis 1,335 0.0%
7 Sheridan 8,036 0.0%
8 Rock Springs 8,523 0.0%
9 Riverton 4,290 0.0%
10 Rawlins 3,449 0.0%
11 Powell 2,537 0.0%
12 Newcastle 1,408 0.0%
13 Buffalo 2,184 0.0%
14 Kemmerer 1,139 0.0%
15 Jackson 4,006 0.0%
16 Green River 4,334 0.0%
17 Gillette 11,853 0.0%
18 Evansville 1,216 0.0%
19 Evanston 4,598 0.0%
20 Douglas 2,594 0.0%
21 Cody 4,109 0.0%
22 Casper 23,986 0.0%
23 Wheatland 1,662 0.0%
24 Lander 3,015 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.

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