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West Hollywood is Only the Sixth Gayest Neighborhood in the US

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For Pride Month, the number crunchers at Trulia took to the census data and figured out the country's gayest zip codes by share of same-sex couples (the census doesn't ask about sexual orientation, so that's the best way to estimate it). San Francisco's Castro topped the list for men, naturally, but Southern California did all right: Palm Springs zip codes came it at numbers two and four, and there's West Hollywood (90069) all the way down the list at six, behind also Provincetown, MA and Wilton Manors in Fort Lauderdale, FL--who knew? (And because they're Trulia, they threw in the median price per square foot of real estate in these zip codes, as an FYI.) SoCal didn't make the top neighborhoods for lesbian couples, but the highest concentration around here is in Belmont Heights in Long Beach; that's followed by five other LB neighborhoods, including Plaza/South of Conant and the Eastside. Besides 90069, male same-sex couples are largely concentrated in 90046 in WeHo and in 90068 in the Hills, as well as in Signal Hill (we mapped similar census data with similar results last year). Trulia found that overall gay men prefer the more expensive areas: "The typical same-sex male couple lives in a ZIP code with a median price per square foot of $208, compared with $139 for same-sex female couples and $127 for all households."

· Welcome to the Gayborhood [Trulia]
· Census Data Map Shows the Gayborhoods of Los Angeles [Curbed LA]