Same-sex couples per thousand households: 5.76
Gay culture is an intrinsic part of New York City's DNA, especially in downtown Manhattan neighborhoods like Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Soho. It's also an intrinsic part of the city's history—the
Stonewall riots of 1969, say, or the nation's first gay bookstore, The
Oscar Wilde Bookshop (which, sadly, closed in 2009). Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that the metro region—a diverse, dense area of about 19 million—still includes a large gay population. And a
gay ice cream truck, too.