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Gay population in the United States chart

  • SxyDrkHair Posts: 9986
    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 3:02 AM GMT
    - Wikipedia.com

    The following charts show a list of the top US cities, states, and metro areas with: 1) the highest population of gay residents, and 2) the highest percentage of gay residents within city limits. (GLB population as a percentage of total residents).



    Interesting.
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    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 3:07 AM GMT
    hmmmmm, I'd like to question the validity of that chart. I wonder why Columbus isn't on that list.
  • ShawnTX Posts: 2484
    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    Interesting. I'm going to assume that the US does a census survey every few years like Canada does. Does the census cover sexual preference?
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    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    Although perhaps I spoke too soon ... Columbus is only 700,000 people, but I thought that it was highly ranked on gay population density, but my information must be old.
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    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    The article the wiki page cited was this report.
  • SxyDrkHair Posts: 9986
    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    lol I was reading this website on Wikipedia.com People change things a lot in that website. So it could be a wrong source? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_village
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    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 5:19 AM GMT
    And this is only the out and accounted for... I bet there's gay's in them there hills... lol. At least I've always got New York City if the picking ever feel slim wherever I'm at.
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    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 5:26 AM GMT
    Chicago has that many homos? Can they break that number down more into flaky vs. genuine guys??? ;)
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    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 5:54 AM GMT
    one thing that may be confusing about that chart is the actual "city limits" I know San Diego for example has smaller population than the Atlanta Metro area. I looked into it and found that San Diego expanded its city limits by incorporation surrounding areas. Atlanta on the other hand has a relatively small city limits with a large portion of the population living in surrounding areas and different counties.

    So some of the other areas my be skewed by the area that is actually incorporated into the "city limits"
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    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 6:17 AM GMT
    ShawnTO, the Constitution of the United States requires a census every 10 years. I can't remember if sexual orientation is on it or not.

  • SxyDrkHair Posts: 9986
    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 7:49 AM GMT
    I was doing a research on gay people in Arizona. Did you guys know that Arizona became the first U.S. state to reject an anti-gay amendment in 2006?

    Here are some interesting map of the gay couples population - http://www.gaydemographics.org/



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    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 1:43 PM GMT
    PhxAriz08, do you know about the methodology behind this research? It looks like the researchers are assuming that households of two people of the same sex are gay. But some non-sexual relationships must be getting counted, too, because a lot of people live with roommates, especially where rents are high. Lots of straight people share apartments with each other in New York, for instance. Are they turning up in this list as a "same-sex household"? Do they have some way of figuring what percentage of same-sex households are also gay or lesbian households?
  • BlackJock79 Posts: 437
    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 1:54 PM GMT
    Interesting... I wonder if this is only counting gay people that actually are out and would answer a sexuality question on a sensus. I wonder if you added in the number of "married", "down-low", and "straight" people who have sex with the same sex what those number would be.
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    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 2:12 PM GMT
    Since there are so many questions on methodology.

    Surveys used indicate that 4.1% of the population identifies as Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual, which gives us a total of 8.8 million Americans. Census data can tell us how many same sex couples there are in a given area. So, we can extrapolate from that how large the gay population is that the census would have missed.

    I posted it above, but you can read the whole report here.
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    QUOTE Mar 17, 2008 2:28 PM GMT
    I think you could take these numbers and increase them at least 50% since some people are still uncomfortable about reporting their sexual orientation.

    My partner and I are included in the gay couples count in Canada's last census. I believe it indicated only about 1.6% of the population in Canada was identifying itself as gay. However same-sex partnerships were the fastest growing category.

    I think if you include bi-sexuals the numbers in Canada are more likely in the 8-10% range.