Gayest Places In Delaware For 2020

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the gayest places in Delaware.

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When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages, America generally, and the gay community specifically, celebrated. Same-sex marriages, and the gay and lesbian movement is more mainstream than ever.

While the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue.

Did you know that an estimated 0.47% of Delaware residents is gay? That ranks as the number 3 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 1,693 gay households in The First State.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Delaware.

After analyzing 32 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Delaware for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Delaware For 2020

  1. Milton (Photos)
  2. Lewes (Photos)
  3. Edgemoor
  4. Glasgow
  5. Bear
  6. New Castle (Photos)
  7. Wilmington (Photos)
  8. Newark (Photos)
  9. Hockessin
  10. Dover (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Delaware? According to the facts, Milton is the gayest place in Delaware for 2020.

For more on how we calculated the top ten, and for more information about these places, read on.

If you’re looking for something more national, check out the gayest cities in America.

For more Delaware reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Delaware For 2020

Milton, DE

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Households: 1,294
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 12 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.85% (1st highest)
More on Milton:  Data | Photos

Lewes, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Households: 1,629
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 30 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.84% (2nd highest)
More on Lewes:  Data | Photos

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Households: 2,702
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 15 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.11% (3rd highest)
More on Edgemoor:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Households: 5,015
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 15 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.6% (4th highest)
More on Glasgow:  Data

Glasgow is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 14,303 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility


Households: 7,367
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 13)
Gay Households: 18 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.49% (5th highest)
More on Bear:  Data

Bear is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 17,593 at the 2000 census.

New Castle, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Households: 2,477
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 6 (16th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.48% (6th highest)
More on New Castle:  Data | Photos

New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River. In 1900, 3,380 people lived here; in 1910, 3,351. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 5,285.

Wilmington, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Households: 28,526
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 118 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.44% (7th highest)
More on Wilmington:  Data | Photos

Wilmington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware. The city was built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It is at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain.

Newark, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Households: 10,626
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 52 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.41% (8th highest)
More on Newark:  Data | Photos

Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. It is located 12 miles west-southwest of Wilmington. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 31,454. Newark is home to the University of Delaware, which is often regarded as a top ten ranked University in the United States.

Overall SnackAbility


Households: 4,798
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 9 (14th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.38% (9th highest)
More on Hockessin:  Data

Hockessin is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 13,527 at the 2010 census. The place name may be derived from the Lenape word “hksa” meaning “pieces of bark” or from a misspelling of “occasion,” as pronounced by the Quakers who settled the area originally.

Dover, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Households: 13,639
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 37 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.16% (10th highest)
More on Dover:  Data | Photos

Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is also the county seat of Kent County, and the principal city of the Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Kent County and is part of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area. It is located on the St. Jones River in the Delaware River coastal plain. It was named by William Penn of Dover in Kent, England. As of 2010, the city had a population of 36,047.

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Delaware for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in Delaware, we used the 2014-2018 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census. We looked at:

  • Percentage of all households that are unmarried, same sex partners

We limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 1,000 households.

We ranked each place from 1 to 32 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, ended up being the the most gay place with 1.85% gay households. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Delaware. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Delaware For 2020

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Delaware, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Delaware:

  • Wilmington Manor
  • Claymont
  • Camden

For more Delaware reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Delaware

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Milton 1,294 1.85%
2 Lewes 1,629 1.84%
3 Edgemoor 2,702 1.11%
4 Glasgow 5,015 0.6%
5 Bear 7,367 0.49%
6 New Castle 2,477 0.48%
7 Wilmington 28,526 0.44%
8 Newark 10,626 0.41%
9 Hockessin 4,798 0.38%
10 Dover 13,639 0.16%
11 Smyrna 4,211 0.0%
12 Seaford 3,037 0.0%
13 Rising Sun-Lebanon 1,470 0.0%
14 Pike Creek Valley 4,598 0.0%
15 Pike Creek 3,254 0.0%
16 Ocean View 1,047 0.0%
17 North Star 2,752 0.0%
18 Bridgeville 1,189 0.0%
19 Millsboro 1,640 0.0%
20 Milford 4,157 0.0%
21 Middl 7,104 0.0%
22 Long Neck 1,159 0.0%
23 Laurel 1,348 0.0%
24 Highland Acres 1,432 0.0%
25 Harrington 1,206 0.0%
26 Greenville 1,075 0.0%
27 Brookside 4,857 0.0%
28 Georg 2,528 0.0%
29 Elsmere 2,280 0.0%
30 Camden 1,365 0.0%
31 Claymont 3,478 0.0%
32 Wilmington Manor 2,757 0.0%

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