When the Supreme Court recently 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 0.56% of Florida residents is gay? That ranks 12 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 259 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Florida:
- Wilton Manors
- Newberry (Photos)
- North Bay Village (Photos)
- Oakland Park (Photos)
- Miami Shores (Photos)
- Holmes Beach
- Key West (Photos)
- Fort Lauderdale (Photos)
- Gulfport (Photos)
- Daytona Beach Shores (Photos)
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. You can also check out the most conservative places in Florida.
How do you determine the gayest city in Florida?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Florida, we used the 2009-2014 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 259 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Wilton Manors ended up being the the most gay place with 9.02% 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.
1. Wilton Manors
Population: 6,245 Gay Households: 563
% Gay Households: 9.02%
Population: 1,875Gay Households: 70
% Gay Households: 3.73%
3. North Bay Village
Population: 3,197Gay Households: 119
% Gay Households: 3.72%
4. Oakland Park
Population: 17,031Gay Households: 631
% Gay Households: 3.71%
5. Miami Shores
Population: 3,398Gay Households: 125
% Gay Households: 3.68%
6. Holmes Beach
Population: 2,075 Gay Households: 76
% Gay Households: 3.66%
7. Key West
Population: 9,226Gay Households: 253
% Gay Households: 2.74%
8. Fort Lauderdale
Population: 73,279Gay Households: 1,994
% Gay Households: 2.72%
Population: 5,846Gay Households: 141
% Gay Households: 2.41%
10. Daytona Beach Shores
Population: 2,408Gay Households: 56
% Gay Households: 2.33%
There You Have It
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:
- Melbourne Beach
- Southwest Ranches
For more Florida reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Cities In Florida – RoadSnacks
- The Most and Least Diverse Cities In Florida
- A Hilarious Look At The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Florida
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Florida
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|North Bay Village||3||0.04%|
|Daytona Beach Shores||10||0.02%|
|Fort Myers Beach||12||0.02%|
|St. Augustine Beach||13||0.02%|
|Sunny Isles Beach||20||0.02%|
|Bay Harbor Islands||39||0.01%|
|Indian River Shores||63||0.01%|
|West Palm Beach||75||0.01%|
|Royal Palm Beach||85||0.01%|
|Panama City Beach||90||0.01%|
|Indian Harbour Beach||99||0.01%|