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Where do all the gay people live?

Where are gay people most likely to live?

And to be more specific, where do people who classify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender hang out the most?  It really shouldn’t surprise anyone that some US states have more LGBT folks than others.  The question is — which states are those?

A Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American History)
A Queer History of the United States
(ReVisioning American History)

According to a GALLUP POLL OF THOSE WHO IDENTIFY AS LGBT, the national average of LGBT people hovers around 3.5%… but individual states are going to have a varied amount of those, with some states having significantly more – and some having significantly less – than that national average.

So which states are coming out on top, and which ones have less?  Let’s take a look.

If it helps, the question that was asked was “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender?”  Here’s the top responders who answered “yes”:

  • Washington DC: 10%
  • Hawaii: 5.1%
  • Vermont: 4.9%
  • Oregon: 4.9%
  • Maine: 4.8%
  • Rhode Island: 4.5%

And the leading states in the “no” column were:

  • North Dakota: 1.7%
  • Montana: 2.6%
  • Mississippi: 2.6%
  • Tennessee: 2.6%
  • Utah: 2.7%
  • Idaho: 2.7%