These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Wyoming


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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 0.22% of Wyoming residents is gay? That ranks 49 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 25 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Wyoming:

  1. Thermopolis
  2. Evansville
  3. Torrington (Photos)
  4. Rock Springs (Photos)
  5. Mills
  6. Rawlins (Photos)
  7. Evanston (Photos)
  8. Cheyenne (Photos)
  9. Worland (Photos)
  10. Gillette (Photos)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. You can also check out the most conservative places in Wyoming.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Wyoming?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Wyoming, we used the 2009-2014 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 25 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 2.62% 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.

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1. Thermopolis

Thermopolis, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,375
Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 2.62%

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2. Evansville

Evansville, Wyoming

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,111
Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.71%

3. Torrington

Torrington, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,642
Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 0.83%

4. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 9,128
Gay Households: 70
% Gay Households: 0.77%

5. Mills

Source: Google Maps

Households: 1,600
Gay Households: 11
% Gay Households: 0.69%

6. Rawlins

Rawlins, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,419
Gay Households: 17
% Gay Households: 0.5%

7. Evanston

Evanston, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 4,368
Gay Households: 13
% Gay Households: 0.3%

8. Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 25,007
Gay Households: 72
% Gay Households: 0.29%

9. Worland

Worland, Wyoming

Source: Flickr

Households: 2,265
Gay Households: 6
% Gay Households: 0.26%

10. Gillette

Gillette, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 11,342
Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.24%

There You Have It

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

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Thermopolis 1 0.03% 1,375 3,600
Evansville 2 0.02% 1,111 1,900
Torrington 3 0.01% 2,642 2,200
Rock Springs 4 0.01% 9,128 7,000
Mills 5 0.01% 1,600 1,100
Rawlins 6 0.01% 3,419 1,700
Evanston 7 0.0% 4,368 1,300
Cheyenne 8 0.0% 25,007 7,200
Worland 9 0.0% 2,265 600
Gillette 10 0.0% 11,342 2,700
Riverton 11 0.0% 4,459 700
Laramie 12 0.0% 12,992 1,500
Casper 13 0.0% 23,535 800
Sheridan 14 0.0% 7,703
Powell 15 0.0% 2,499
Buffalo 16 0.0% 2,110
Wheatland 17 0.0% 1,585
Kemmerer 18 0.0% 1,001
Jackson 19 0.0% 3,328
Green River 20 0.0% 4,434
Glenrock 21 0.0% 1,039
Douglas 22 0.0% 2,735
Cody 23 0.0% 3,905
Newcastle 24 0.0% 1,367
Lander 25 0.0% 3,076

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