These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Florida


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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:

  1. Wilton Manors
  2. Newberry (Photos)
  3. North Bay Village (Photos)
  4. Oakland Park (Photos)
  5. Miami Shores (Photos)
  6. Holmes Beach
  7. Key West (Photos)
  8. Fort Lauderdale (Photos)
  9. Gulfport (Photos)
  10. 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.

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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.

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1. Wilton Manors


Population: 6,245
Gay Households: 563
% Gay Households: 9.02%

2. Newberry

Newberry, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,875
Gay Households: 70
% Gay Households: 3.73%

3. North Bay Village

North Bay Village, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,197
Gay Households: 119
% Gay Households: 3.72%

4. Oakland Park

Oakland Park, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,031
Gay Households: 631
% Gay Households: 3.71%

5. Miami Shores

Miami Shores, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,398
Gay Households: 125
% Gay Households: 3.68%

6. Holmes Beach


Population: 2,075
Gay Households: 76
% Gay Households: 3.66%

7. Key West

Key West, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,226
Gay Households: 253
% Gay Households: 2.74%

8. Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 73,279
Gay Households: 1,994
% Gay Households: 2.72%

9. Gulfport

Gulfport, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,846
Gay Households: 141
% Gay Households: 2.41%

10. Daytona Beach Shores

Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,408
Gay 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:

  1. Malabar
  2. Melbourne Beach
  3. Southwest Ranches

For more Florida reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Florida

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Wilton Manors 1 0.09% 563 6,245
Newberry 2 0.04% 70 1,875
North Bay Village 3 0.04% 119 3,197
Oakland Park 4 0.04% 631 17,031
Miami Shores 5 0.04% 125 3,398
Holmes Beach 6 0.04% 76 2,075
Key West 7 0.03% 253 9,226
Fort Lauderdale 8 0.03% 1,994 73,279
Gulfport 9 0.02% 141 5,846
Daytona Beach Shores 10 0.02% 56 2,408
Biscayne Park 11 0.02% 26 1,204
Fort Myers Beach 12 0.02% 74 3,556
St. Augustine Beach 13 0.02% 57 2,834
Hilliard 14 0.02% 20 1,015
Indialantic 15 0.02% 24 1,225
Groveland 16 0.02% 57 2,951
Mount Dora 17 0.02% 101 5,343
Perry 18 0.02% 44 2,388
Miami Beach 19 0.02% 750 43,650
Sunny Isles Beach 20 0.02% 169 11,216
Grant-Valkaria 21 0.01% 23 1,558
Lake Worth 22 0.01% 174 11,824
Alachua 23 0.01% 61 4,142
Treasure Island 24 0.01% 51 3,578
Cape Canaveral 25 0.01% 83 5,865
St. Petersburg 26 0.01% 1,489 105,071
Maitland 27 0.01% 94 6,986
Surfside 28 0.01% 30 2,215
Madeira Beach 29 0.01% 30 2,420
Winter Park 30 0.01% 144 11,747
Vero Beach 31 0.01% 83 7,012
Crystal River 32 0.01% 14 1,199
Gulf Breeze 33 0.01% 25 2,246
Lake Park 34 0.01% 34 3,093
Sarasota 35 0.01% 251 22,773
Ponce Inlet 36 0.01% 15 1,386
Dania Beach 37 0.01% 128 11,986
Pembroke Park 38 0.01% 26 2,480
Bay Harbor Islands 39 0.01% 26 2,590
Dunedin 40 0.01% 165 16,548
Sebastian 41 0.01% 89 9,128
Orlando 42 0.01% 1,007 102,570
Casselberry 43 0.01% 103 10,496
Hollywood 44 0.01% 545 55,823
Tequesta 45 0.01% 24 2,519
Largo 46 0.01% 323 35,683
Tampa 47 0.01% 1,261 139,337
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 48 0.01% 34 3,773
Pompano Beach 49 0.01% 368 41,138
Edgewood 50 0.01% 9 1,028
Fort Meade 51 0.01% 16 1,840
Zephyrhills 52 0.01% 57 6,562
Cutler Bay 53 0.01% 112 12,873
Winter Springs 54 0.01% 96 11,214
Lake Helen 55 0.01% 9 1,048
Cape Coral 56 0.01% 485 57,643
Belle Isle 57 0.01% 19 2,252
Holly Hill 58 0.01% 39 4,831
Satellite Beach 59 0.01% 32 4,009
Miami Lakes 60 0.01% 78 9,741
Palmetto 61 0.01% 40 5,092
Sebring 62 0.01% 32 4,047
Indian River Shores 63 0.01% 16 2,065
Marathon 64 0.01% 23 3,042
Plantation 65 0.01% 249 33,521
Eustis 66 0.01% 54 7,394
Bradenton 67 0.01% 149 20,483
Hallandale Beach 68 0.01% 130 18,042
Bonita Springs 69 0.01% 135 18,761
Flagler Beach 70 0.01% 14 1,932
Clearwater 71 0.01% 334 47,015
Boynton Beach 72 0.01% 200 28,493
Aventura 73 0.01% 123 18,102
Live Oak 74 0.01% 18 2,661
West Palm Beach 75 0.01% 280 41,411
Mary Esther 76 0.01% 12 1,797
Deltona 77 0.01% 195 28,949
Loxahatchee Groves 78 0.01% 7 1,042
Leesburg 79 0.01% 56 8,488
Delray Beach 80 0.01% 176 26,554
Pinecrest 81 0.01% 39 5,991
Tamarac 82 0.01% 172 27,011
Parker 83 0.01% 13 2,077
Starke 84 0.01% 13 2,122
Royal Palm Beach 85 0.01% 67 11,188
Lynn Haven 86 0.01% 44 7,316
Port Orange 87 0.01% 142 23,941
Cocoa 88 0.01% 42 7,130
Deerfield Beach 89 0.01% 187 31,667
Panama City Beach 90 0.01% 30 5,146
Lauderhill 91 0.01% 133 23,265
Rockledge 92 0.01% 55 9,941
Davie 93 0.01% 181 33,170
Fort Myers 94 0.01% 130 23,847
Springfield 95 0.01% 19 3,496
Miami 96 0.01% 822 152,525
Seminole 97 0.01% 44 8,249
Lake Mary 98 0.01% 27 5,083
Indian Harbour Beach 99 0.01% 20 3,750
Marco Island 100 0.01% 43 8,100

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