These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Wyoming


We looked at years of data to determine which Wyoming 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 0.2% of Wyoming residents is gay? That ranks 50 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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:

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

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Wyoming reading, check out:

1. Thermopolis

Thermopolis, Wyoming

Households: 1,375
Gay Households: 35
% Gay Households: 2.55%
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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.

2. Mills


Households: 1,693
Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 1.59%
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3. Torrington

Torrington, Wyoming

Households: 2,606
Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 0.84%
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Torrington is a city in, and the county seat of, Goshen County, Wyoming United States. The population was 6,501 at the 2010 census.

4. Worland

Worland, Wyoming

Households: 2,285
Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 0.61%
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5. Evanston

Evanston, Wyoming

Households: 4,325
Gay Households: 23
% Gay Households: 0.53%
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Evanston is a city in and the county seat of Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 12,359 at the 2010 census. It is located on the border with Utah.

6. Riverton

Riverton, Wyoming

Source: Public domain

Households: 4,297
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 0.49%
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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.

7. Rawlins

Rawlins, Wyoming

Households: 3,337
Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 0.42%
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8. Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Households: 25,397
Gay Households: 67
% Gay Households: 0.26%
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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.

9. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Households: 8,784
Gay Households: 23
% Gay Households: 0.26%
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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.

10. Laramie

Laramie, Wyoming

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Households: 13,078
Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 0.23%
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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.

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Wyoming, we used the 2011-2016 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, Thermopolis ended up being the the most gay place with 2.55% gay households.

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

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:

  1. Lander
  2. Newcastle
  3. Cody

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Wyoming

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 Thermopolis 2.55% 35 1,375
2 Mills 1.59% 27 1,693
3 Torrington 0.84% 22 2,606
4 Worland 0.61% 14 2,285
5 Evanston 0.53% 23 4,325
6 Riverton 0.49% 21 4,297
7 Rawlins 0.42% 14 3,337
8 Cheyenne 0.26% 67 25,397
9 Rock Springs 0.26% 23 8,784
10 Laramie 0.23% 30 13,078
11 Gillette 0.23% 26 11,452
12 Casper 0.03% 8 23,780
13 Sheridan 0.0% 0 7,846
14 Powell 0.0% 0 2,639
15 Buffalo 0.0% 0 2,107
16 Wheatland 0.0% 0 1,566
17 Kemmerer 0.0% 0 1,140
18 Jackson 0.0% 0 3,701
19 Green River 0.0% 0 4,512
20 Evansville 0.0% 0 1,170
21 Douglas 0.0% 0 2,729
22 Cody 0.0% 0 3,899
23 Newcastle 0.0% 0 1,455
24 Lander 0.0% 0 3,180

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