The U.S. Census Declares the Gayest City in America

According to data on same-sex couples released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the gayest city in these 50 states is, not surprisingly, Provincetown, Mass., the vacation spot of circuit boys, insane writers, and homosexuals who make a whole lot more money than any of us.

The Williams Institute at UCLA Law School has been crunching the numbers on the various states as the data comes out. The only states that haven't reported yet are North Dakota, New Mexico, Mississippi, and Tennessee, but I highly doubt they have anyplace as queer as P-Town. Also, Census data is a little wonky when it comes to tabulating practicing homosexuals. Since it doesn't ask citizens their sexual orientation, the number of gay people can only be divined by those who went out of their way to mark that they were part of a same-sex couple. This is by no means a full accounting of all gay people everywhere, but it seems like the statistics don't lie.

According to census data, P-Town has 163 same-sex couples per 1,000 households. For comparison, Manhattan only has 19.3 gay couples per 1,000 households. That means New York—with the fashion industry, Broadway, and Andy Cohen's nightstand drawer—is still only a tenth as gay as P-Town.

The second gayest city is Wilton Manors, Florida, outside of Ft. Lauderdale, which has 140 gay couples per 1,000 households. Next up is Palm Springs, California, with 115 gay couples per 1,000 households. It seems that most of the gays—or at lest gay couples—are found in vacation destinations that attract citizens of a certain age. Apparently like monarch butterflies, we will all one day flock to the same several locations and make they brilliant with our gayness before we die.

As for states, it appears that Vermont, Massachusetts, and California boast the most 'mos in their respective populations. It looks like gay people are exactly where you expected to find them anyway.

[Advocate, image via Getty]