Wilton Manors Is Officially the Second-Gayest City in the Country

With the complete release yesterday of statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau on same-sex couples, Wilton Manors is officially the second-gayest city in the country, and Fort Lauderdale is the gayest midsized city in the nation.

The statistics were compiled by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, and Wilton Manors has 139.63 same-sex couples per 1,000 households, trailing only Provincetown, Massachusetts, which has 163.11.

As for the midsized cities -- places with populations between 100,000 and 250,000 people -- Fort Lauderdale blew away the competition in concentration of gay households, with 35.80 same-sex couples per 1,000 households, beating out the second-gayest, Berkeley, California, which has 23.03 per 1,000.

Oakland Park also placed within the rankings of most same-sex couples with 56.04 per 1,000 households, and Miami Shores was a few spots below that.

The city with the highest number of same-sex households is San Francisco, which has 11,555 homes with same-sex couples, and the gayest state is counted as Washington, D.C. -- although it's Vermont if you don't think D.C. is a state.

Florida as a state ended up being the 15th gayest -- again, 14th without Washington, D.C. -- and Monroe County ranks as the third-gayest county in the country.

You can see all of the wonderful color-coordinated maps and details of the study from the Williams Institute by clicking here.

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