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 0.43% of Florida residents is gay? That ranks as the number 11 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 31,950 gay households in The Sunshine State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Florida.
After analyzing 262 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Florida for 2019:
- Wilton Manors
- Oakland Park (Photos)
- LaBelle (Photos)
- Newberry (Photos)
- Gulfport (Photos)
- Holmes Beach
- Miami Shores (Photos)
- Fort Lauderdale (Photos)
- North Bay Village (Photos)
According to the facts, Wilton Manors is the gayest place in Florida for 2019.
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 Florida reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Florida
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- 10 Most Dangerous Places In Florida
How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Florida for 2019
In order to rank the gayest cities in Florida, we used the 2013-2017 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 262 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 8.81% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Florida. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 591 (7th highest)
% Gay Households: 8.81% (1st highest)
More on Wilton Manors: Data
Wilton Manors is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 11,632. Wilton Manors is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
Oakland Park, officially the City of Oakland Park, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 41,363, mainly due to annexation of North Andrews Gardens and Twin Lakes South. It is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
Newberry is a city located on the southwest side of Alachua County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,950 at the 2010 census.. The University of Florida estimates the city’s population at 5,946 as of September 2016. Much of the city borders the neighboring Gilchrist County to the west. The current mayor is Jordan Marlowe.
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 48 (76th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.18% (6th highest)
More on Holmes Beach: Data
Miami Shores is a village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.
Fort Lauderdale is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, 28 miles north of Miami. It is the county seat of Broward County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 165,521 in 2010.
Rank Last Year: 229 (Up 220)
Gay Households: 28 (110th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.74% (9th highest)
More on Parker: Data
North Bay Village is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 6,733. As of 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 7,137.
There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Florida For 2019
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Florida, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Florida:
- Lighthouse Point
- Lake Helen
For more Florida reading, check out:
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- 10 Safest Places In Florida
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Florida