Top 101 US cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households

  • hartfan

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    Jun 20, 2010 7:54 AM GMT
    This list is from City-Data. The number was counted from self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households and only include cities with population more than 5000.

    1. Wilton Manors, FL (housing, pop. 12,909): 5.4%
    2. West Hollywood, CA (housing, pop. 36,514): 4.2%
    3. Palm Springs, CA (housing, pop. 47,806): 4.1%
    4. Russian River-Coastal, CA (housing, pop. 24,824): 4.0%
    5. Miami Shores, FL (housing, pop. 9,882): 3.3%
    6. Decatur, GA (housing, pop. 19,053): 3.2%
    7. Key West, FL (housing, pop. 23,262): 3.1%
    8. Northampton, MA (housing, pop. 28,592): 3.0%
    9. North Druid Hills, GA (housing, pop. 18,852): 2.9%
    10. San Francisco, CA (housing, pop. 744,041): 2.7%
    11. Laguna Beach, CA (housing, pop. 24,161): 2.7%
    12. Oakland Park, FL (housing, pop. 42,384): 2.5%
    13. Eldorado at Santa Fe, NM (housing, pop. 5,799): 2.4%
    14. Druid Hills, GA (housing, pop. 12,741): 2.4%
    15. Takoma Park, MD (housing, pop. 18,497): 2.4%
    16. Cathedral City, CA (housing, pop. 52,461): 2.3%
    17. Rancho Mirage, CA (housing, pop. 16,710): 2.3%
    18. Signal Hill, CA (housing, pop. 11,017): 2.3%
    19. Vashon Island, WA (housing, pop. 10,123): 2.3%
    20. Vashon, WA (housing, pop. 10,123): 2.3%
    21. Scottdale, GA (housing, pop. 9,803): 2.1%
    22. Gulfport, FL (housing, pop. 12,533): 2.1%
    23. Fort Lauderdale, FL (housing, pop. 185,804): 2.1%
    24. North Decatur, GA (housing, pop. 15,270): 2.0%
    25. Seattle, WA (housing, pop. 582,454): 1.9%
    26. North Atlanta, GA (housing, pop. 38,579): 1.9%
    27. Cheverly, MD (housing, pop. 6,582): 1.8%
    28. Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA (housing, pop. 10,691): 1.8%
    29. Oakland, CA (housing, pop. 397,067): 1.8%
    30. Berkeley, CA (housing, pop. 101,555): 1.8%
    31. Sausalito, CA (housing, pop. 7,207): 1.7%
    32. Atlanta, GA (housing, pop. 486,411): 1.7%
    33. Miami Beach, FL (housing, pop. 86,916): 1.7%
    34. Northwest Marin, CA (housing, pop. 9,349): 1.6%
    35. Eastham, MA (housing, pop. 5,509): 1.6%
    36. Minneapolis, MN (housing, pop. 372,833): 1.6%
    37. Cameron Park, TX (housing, pop. 5,961): 1.6%
    38. Corrales, NM (housing, pop. 7,893): 1.6%
    39. Easthampton, MA (housing, pop. 16,082): 1.6%
    40. Santa Cruz, CA (housing, pop. 54,770): 1.5%
    41. Fairfax, CA (housing, pop. 7,120): 1.5%
    42. Woodside, CA (housing, pop. 5,509): 1.5%
    43. Washington, DC (housing, pop. 581,530): 1.5%
    44. North Andrews Gardens, FL (housing, pop. 9,656): 1.5%
    45. Cotati, CA (housing, pop. 7,170): 1.4%
    46. Zuni, NM (housing, pop. 7,749): 1.4%
    47. Belvedere Park, GA (housing, pop. 18,945): 1.4%
    48. South Miami, FL (housing, pop. 11,025): 1.4%
    49. Long Beach, CA (housing, pop. 472,494): 1.4%
    50. Philipstown, NY (housing, pop. 9,862): 1.4%
    51. Sebastopol, CA (housing, pop. 7,557): 1.4%
    52. El Cerrito, CA (housing, pop. 22,600): 1.4%
    53. Wailea-Makena, HI (housing, pop. 5,671): 1.4%
    54. Manitou Springs, CO (housing, pop. 5,072): 1.4%
    55. Portland, OR (housing, pop. 537,081): 1.4%
    56. Manhattan, NY (housing, pop. 1,537,195): 1.3%
    57. Maplewood, NJ (housing, pop. 23,860): 1.3%
    58. Napili-Honokowai, HI (housing, pop. 6,780): 1.3%
    59. Ferndale, MI (housing, pop. 21,312): 1.3%
    60. Hyattsville, MD (housing, pop. 15,091): 1.3%
    61. Cambridge, MA (housing, pop. 101,365): 1.3%
    62. Shepherdstown district, WV (housing, pop. 8,680): 1.3%
    63. Wyndmoor, PA (housing, pop. 5,601): 1.3%
    64. Boston, MA (housing, pop. 590,763): 1.3%
    65. Pacifica, CA (housing, pop. 37,327): 1.3%
    66. Marbletown, NY (housing, pop. 6,046): 1.3%
    67. Ithaca, NY (housing, pop. 29,829): 1.3%
    68. Plainfield, NJ (housing, pop. 47,353): 1.3%
    69. South Coastside, CA (housing, pop. 29,012): 1.3%
    70. Lake Worth, FL (housing, pop. 35,980): 1.3%
    71. Zuni Pueblo, NM (housing, pop. 6,367): 1.3%
    72. Desert Hot Springs, CA (housing, pop. 22,824): 1.3%
    73. Arlington, VA (housing, pop. 199,776): 1.3%
    74. Portland, ME (housing, pop. 63,011): 1.3%
    75. Running Springs, CA (housing, pop. 5,125): 1.3%
    76. Huntington Woods, MI (housing, pop. 5,902): 1.3%
    77. Albany, CA (housing, pop. 15,965): 1.3%
    78. Roseland, CA (housing, pop. 6,369): 1.3%
    79. Nyack, NY (housing, pop. 6,706): 1.3%
    80. Rose Hill, VA (housing, pop. 15,050): 1.3%
    81. Avenal, CA (housing, pop. 16,837): 1.2%
    82. Altadena, CA (housing, pop. 42,610): 1.2%
    83. Doraville, GA (housing, pop. 10,306): 1.2%
    84. Naples Manor, FL (housing, pop. 5,186): 1.2%
    85. Chamblee, GA (housing, pop. 10,832): 1.2%
    86. Big Bear City, CA (housing, pop. 5,779): 1.2%
    87. Denver, CO (housing, pop. 566,974): 1.2%
    88. Lucas Valley-Marinwood, CA (housing, pop. 6,357): 1.2%
    89. Half Moon Bay, CA (housing, pop. 12,300): 1.2%
    90. Kyle, TX (housing, pop. 20,655): 1.2%
    91. Indian Wells, CA (housing, pop. 5,015): 1.2%
    92. Cherryland, CA (housing, pop. 13,837): 1.2%
    93. Rosendale, NY (housing, pop. 6,317): 1.2%
    94. Crystal, NV (housing, pop. 7,135): 1.2%
    95. Orlando, FL (housing, pop. 220,186): 1.2%
    96. Alameda, CA (housing, pop. 70,699): 1.2%
    97. Bryn Mawr-Skyway, WA (housing, pop. 13,977): 1.2%
    98. Southeast Marin, CA (housing, pop. 52,094): 1.2%
    99. Golden Valley, MN (housing, pop. 19,921): 1.2%
    100. Gardere, LA (housing, pop. 8,992): 1.2%
    101. Chelsea, MA (housing, pop. 32,792): 1.2%

    Here's the break down by state:

    California 35
    Florida 12
    Georgia 10
    Massachusetts 6
    New York 6
    New Mexico 4
    Washington 4
    Maryland 3
    Colorado 2
    Hawaii 2
    Michigan 2
    Minnesota 2
    New Jersey 2
    Texas 2
    Virginia 2
    District of Columbia 1
    Louisiana 1
    Maine 1
    Nevada 1
    Oregon 1
    Pennsylvania 1
    West Virginia 1


    What do you guys think of these statistics? This is only likely and may not be true, but there are definitely surprises on this list, even though some metro areas are counted several times.
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    Jun 20, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    I guess, like with any statistics, you have to take it with a grain of salt. Mostly, since the rough average of these cities is about 10,000 people or so, it's not like they are gay meccas... plus, it doesn't take into account the accessibility of gay culture/activities. Chicago isn't on the list, but it's pretty gay IMO!! And lots of ways to get into the different scenes... still interesting though.
  • Midas426

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    Jun 20, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    photosrus saidI guess, like with any statistics, you have to take it with a grain of salt. Mostly, since the rough average of these cities is about 10,000 people or so, it's not like they are gay meccas... plus, it doesn't take into account the accessibility of gay culture/activities. Chicago isn't on the list, but it's pretty gay IMO!! And lots of ways to get into the different scenes... still interesting though.
    I admit to being surprised Chicago isn't on the list. But it is an interesting read.
  • calibro

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    Jun 20, 2010 3:55 PM GMT
    how is west hollywood only 4.2 percent gay?
  • metta

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    Jun 20, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    ^
    I do wonder about those numbers in weho as well. If it is true, it may have to do with weho being more for singles than couples.

    Cathedral City and Palm Springs are right next to each other. I almost think that they should add those together and consider it one area.


    Also, Signal Hill is surrounded by Long Beach. It should be combined as one area as well.

    And what is up with Wilton Manors? Is there a big gay retirement community there? I see that there are gay motels/hotels there.
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    Jun 20, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    Cities? Seems like the top 101 suburbs and vacation towns with the largest gay population. New York is #56 and Chicago isn't even on the list like someone mentioned.

    In terms of cities it's the usual places: New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, etc...
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    Jun 20, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    Stunning that no place in Kansas made the list... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 20, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    if chelsea were a city.. hehe yeh not sure about those numbers
  • camfer

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    Jun 20, 2010 9:32 PM GMT
    With respect to New Mexico, this list is completely meaningless.
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    Jun 20, 2010 9:33 PM GMT
    I've lived in Wilton Manors, FL, a small city inside Broward County, FL. Oakland Park, FL, Ft Lauderdale, FL and Wilton Manors (affectionately called WilMa) all share parts of the same zip code. From what I hear from the Rainbow Business Coalition, it's one of the few areas coming out of the foreclosure crisis.

    The big piece is that FL has no state income tax, meaning that older baby boomers (Ft Laud is home to them homos) who are established and can work independently are moving here and to TX where the same is true.

    I'm surprised at KUJayhawk's comment too. I lived near Lawrence, KS years ago and it was gayer than WeHo.

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    Jun 20, 2010 9:33 PM GMT
    Well, I'm trying to move to West Hollywood right now, so that's...that's probably accurate.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jun 20, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    Single people are clearly not reflected in these percentages, so please keep that in mind.
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    Jun 20, 2010 9:36 PM GMT
    California Love
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    Jun 20, 2010 9:40 PM GMT
    I live in Wilton Manors, ranked # 1, and that 5.4% gay household number is nonsense. WM is thought to be over 60% gay, many in households like us and most of our friends. BTW, we just returned from the Stonewall Festival, me parading down Wilton Drive, then joining my partner to staff a booth.

    Out biggest parade yet, lasted 90 minutes, some fabulous floats and costumes, and nothing raunchy. Indeed, our County Sheriff had an entry, and most of our local politicians, and quite a few churches, too. A Pride parade to be proud of.

    Being in the parade I couldn't take pics, and my partner was tied to the booth, so we have to wait until we get emailed some. Then I'll share them here.
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    Jun 20, 2010 9:48 PM GMT
    cowboyathlete saidSingle people are clearly not reflected in these percentages, so please keep that in mind.
    Bingo.. It all about the percentage of COUPLES!
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    Jun 20, 2010 10:02 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    cowboyathlete saidSingle people are clearly not reflected in these percentages, so please keep that in mind.
    Bingo.. It all about the percentage of COUPLES!


    well, what's the point in living in the gayborhood if you're "coupled?" that's like taking a vegetarian to a steakhouse.
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    Jun 20, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
    calibro saidwell, what's the point in living in the gayborhood if you're "coupled?" that's like taking a vegetarian to a steakhouse.

    Well, because:

    - our coupled gay friends are there, as well as our single ones
    - we like patronizing bars, restaurants & stores where almost everyone is gay, and where we know so many people
    - we prefer to patronize places owned by our gay friends, keeping our money in gay pockets, and in our gay community
    - we want to be out without any reservations, accommodations or adjustments, where PDAs are OK, where being gay is as natural as breathing
  • rnch

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    Jun 20, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    i'm su-prised than new orleans didn't make this list...prolly because most of the gay guys are located in/around/in neighborhoods next to the french quarter only.
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    Jun 20, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    I'm so bored right now that I actually click this forum to see what southbeach had to say
  • rnch

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    Jun 20, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    Wilton said
    calibro saidwell, what's the point in living in the gayborhood if you're "coupled?" that's like taking a vegetarian to a steakhouse.

    Well, because:

    - our coupled gay friends are there, as well as our single ones
    - we like patronizing bars, restaurants & stores where almost everyone is gay, and where we know so many people
    - we prefer to patronize places owned by our gay friends, keeping our money in gay pockets, and in our gay community
    - we want to be out without any reservations, accommodations or adjustments, where PDAs are OK, where being gay is as natural as breathing
    these reasons are why i choose to live in the marigny-bywater section of new orleans, right next to/adjacent to the french quarter.

    in this part of town, you are assumed to be gay/gay friendly until you prove otherwise. icon_cool.gif
  • calibro

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    Jun 20, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
    Wilton said
    calibro saidwell, what's the point in living in the gayborhood if you're "coupled?" that's like taking a vegetarian to a steakhouse.

    Well, because:

    - our coupled gay friends are there, as well as our single ones
    - we like patronizing bars, restaurants & stores where almost everyone is gay, and where we know so many people
    - we prefer to patronize places owned by our gay friends, keeping our money in gay pockets, and in our gay community
    - we want to be out without any reservations, accommodations or adjustments, where PDAs are OK, where being gay is as natural as breathing


    hehe, i know. i'm just teasing.
  • rnch

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    Jun 20, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]southbeach1500 said...Now imagine if all the other hyphenated Americans did the same. We would be a nation of tribes and special interests, each hiding in their little enclaves with their own little micro economies with no exchange of culture, trade or any of the other things that make this nation unique....[/quote] you mean our country is not this way? icon_rolleyes.gif
  • somedaytoo

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    Jun 20, 2010 11:23 PM GMT
    No CT? We can marry here.
  • rnch

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    Jun 20, 2010 11:25 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    rnch said you mean our country is not this way?

    Yep, and if you think it is, you need to get out more and go to some of those "scary" places, like North Dakota, Kansas, Texas, Georgia, Maine..... Get out of the gay ghetto and see what the rest of the country is like! icon_wink.gif
    to areas totally unlike, say...southbeach, FL... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 20, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    rnch said to areas totally unlike, say...southbeach, FL... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Yep, even Miami Beach... or South Beach.....

    The gay nexus of South Florida has shifted north to Wilton Manors... Even RED_vespa, oops, I mean "Wilton" will affirm that.

    I do so affirm, having just participated today in the biggest gay parade and festival Wilton Manors, and I believe Fort Lauderdale, has ever seen.