These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Wyoming 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 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 0.17% of Wyoming residents is gay? That ranks as the number 50 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 384 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 for 2019:

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

According to the facts, Mills is the gayest place in Wyoming 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.

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Wyoming, 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 25 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 1.87% 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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,769
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 33 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.87% (1st highest)
More on Mills:  Data

Thermopolis, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 1,379
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 21 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.52% (2nd 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.

Torrington, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,537
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Gay Households: 28 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.1% (3rd 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.

Glenrock, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 1,067
Rank Last Year:
Gay Households: 8 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.75% (4th highest)
More on Glenrock:  Data | Photos

Glenrock, known as Deer Creek Station, had its beginning as a mail and stage station along the Oregon Trail. The station served as a relay and eating place and was a vital supply point for thousands of emigrants as they traveled westward. The discovery of oil in 1889 greatly contributed to the economy of central Wyoming and especially Glenrock.

Worland, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,211
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 14 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.63% (5th highest)
More on Worland:  Data | Photos

Gillette, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 11,407
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 66 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.58% (6th highest)
More on Gillette:  Data | Photos

Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. The population was estimated at 31,797 as of 1 July 2013. Gillette is centrally located in an area involved with the development of vast quantities of American coal, oil, and coalbed methane gas. The city calls itself the “Energy Capital of the Nation,” noting that the state of Wyoming provides nearly 35% of the nation’s coal. Over the last decade Gillette saw a population increase of 48% from the 2000 census of 19,646 residents.

Evanston, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,628
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 23 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.5% (7th highest)
More on Evanston:  Data | Photos

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.

Riverton, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 4,414
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 17 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.39% (8th 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: 3,384
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 13 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.38% (9th highest)
More on Rawlins:  Data | Photos

Rock Springs, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 8,747
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 23 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.26% (10th 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.

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

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
  • Newcastle
  • Cody

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Wyoming

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Mills 1,769 1.87%
2 Thermopolis 1,379 1.52%
3 Torrington 2,537 1.1%
4 Glenrock 1,067 0.75%
5 Worland 2,211 0.63%
6 Gillette 11,407 0.58%
7 Evanston 4,628 0.5%
8 Riverton 4,414 0.39%
9 Rawlins 3,384 0.38%
10 Rock Springs 8,747 0.26%
11 Laramie 13,468 0.24%
12 Cheyenne 26,243 0.1%
13 Casper 24,178 0.02%
14 Sheridan 7,897 0.0%
15 Powell 2,505 0.0%
16 Buffalo 2,135 0.0%
17 Wheatland 1,558 0.0%
18 Kemmerer 1,075 0.0%
19 Jackson 3,799 0.0%
20 Green River 4,430 0.0%
21 Evansville 1,235 0.0%
22 Douglas 2,728 0.0%
23 Cody 4,032 0.0%
24 Newcastle 1,477 0.0%
25 Lander 3,125 0.0%

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