Gayest Places In Florida 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 Florida.

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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 0.45% of Florida residents is gay? That ranks as the number 6 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 31,244 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 263 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Florida for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Florida For 2020

  1. Wilton Manors
  2. Oakland Park (Photos)
  3. LaBelle (Photos)
  4. Crystal River (Photos)
  5. Gulfport (Photos)
  6. Bay Harbor Islands (Photos)
  7. Biscayne Park
  8. Dade City (Photos)
  9. Edgewood
  10. Parker

What’s the gayest place in Florida? According to the facts, Wilton Manors is the gayest place in Florida 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 Florida reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Florida For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 6,625
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 577 (7th highest)
% Gay Households: 17.0% (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, FL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 16,515
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 526 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 5.59% (2nd highest)
More on Oakland Park:  Data | Photos

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.

Labelle, FL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,407
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Gay Households: 39 (86th highest)
% Gay Households: 5.54% (3rd highest)
More on Labelle:  Data | Photos

Crystal River, FL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,403
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 9)
Gay Households: 34 (96th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.42% (4th highest)
More on Crystal River:  Data | Photos

Gulfport, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 6,176
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 138 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.01% (5th highest)
More on Gulfport:  Data | Photos

Bay Harbor Islands, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 2,434
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 8)
Gay Households: 32 (100th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.63% (6th highest)
More on Bay Harbor Islands:  Data | Photos

Bay Harbor Islands is a town in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,628 at the 2010 census. It is separated from the mainland by Biscayne Bay, over which the land masses are connected via the Broad Causeway. On the mainland side, BHI is bordered by the city of North Miami, while to the east it borders the villages of Bal Harbour and Surfside. To the south lies the exclusive village of Indian Creek. BHI is about 20 minutes’ driving distance away from Miami International Airport, and it is situated between the larger cities of Aventura and Miami Beach.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 1,011
Rank Last Year:
Gay Households: 13 (148th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.57% (7th highest)
More on Biscayne Park:  Data

Dade City, FL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 2,431
Rank Last Year: 95 (Up 87)
Gay Households: 31 (102nd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.55% (8th highest)
More on Dade City:  Data | Photos

Dade City is a city in Pasco County, Florida, United States. It is popular with tourists for its antique stores, restaurants and historic architecture including the Pasco County Courthouse, Hugh Embry Library, and Edwinola. The annual Kumquat Festival is hosted downtown and the surrounding area is a large producer of the tart kumquat, a citrus fruit eaten whole.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,047
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 13 (148th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.48% (9th highest)
More on Edgewood:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,797
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 33 (98th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.45% (10th highest)
More on Parker:  Data

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Florida, 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 263 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 17.0% gay households. You can download the data here.

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.

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

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:

  • Zephyrhills
  • Debary
  • Mount Dora

For more Florida reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Florida

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Wilton Manors 6,625 17.0%
2 Oakland Park 16,515 5.59%
3 Labelle 1,407 5.54%
4 Crystal River 1,403 3.42%
5 Gulfport 6,176 3.01%
6 Bay Harbor Islands 2,434 2.63%
7 Biscayne Park 1,011 2.57%
8 Dade City 2,431 2.55%
9 Edgewood 1,047 2.48%
10 Parker 1,797 2.45%
11 Fort Lauderdale 74,160 2.34%
12 Miami Beach 44,283 2.24%
13 South Miami 4,395 1.96%
14 Key West 10,021 1.86%
15 Temple Terrace 9,785 1.74%
16 Palm Beach 4,796 1.71%
17 Miami Shores 3,262 1.59%
18 Minneola 3,421 1.58%
19 Madeira Beach 2,150 1.4%
20 Sarasota 24,416 1.35%
21 Ocoee 14,704 1.31%
22 St. Petersburg 107,173 1.3%
23 Orlando 111,674 1.3%
24 North Bay Village 3,444 1.28%
25 West Miami 2,452 1.22%
26 Newberry 1,873 1.17%
27 Lake Alfred 2,053 1.17%
28 Pompano Beach 41,084 1.16%
29 Aventura 18,718 1.11%
30 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 3,982 1.1%
31 Fort Pierce 16,499 1.1%
32 Marathon 3,605 1.05%
33 Sanford 20,874 1.03%
34 Oldsmar 5,372 1.01%
35 Redington Shores 1,205 1.0%
36 Hollywood 56,542 0.95%
37 Kenneth City 1,709 0.94%
38 Tampa 149,279 0.91%
39 St. Pete Beach 4,994 0.88%
40 Treasure Island 3,640 0.88%
41 North Port 23,367 0.85%
42 Groveland 4,275 0.84%
43 Malabar 1,207 0.83%
44 Coral Gables 17,820 0.81%
45 Fort Myers Beach 3,609 0.78%
46 Plantation 33,610 0.76%
47 Delray Beach 27,609 0.75%
48 Bradenton 21,528 0.74%
49 Orange Park 3,504 0.74%
50 Lake City 4,649 0.73%
51 Winter Park 12,631 0.73%
52 Longwood 5,590 0.72%
53 North Palm Beach 6,255 0.7%
54 Lakeland 40,938 0.68%
55 Venice 11,879 0.67%
56 Fruitland Park 2,684 0.67%
57 Lake Worth 13,144 0.64%
58 Altamonte Springs 18,862 0.63%
59 Cocoa Beach 5,803 0.62%
60 Winter Garden 14,622 0.62%
61 Tamarac 26,787 0.61%
62 Eustis 7,855 0.61%
63 Gainesville 48,407 0.57%
64 Satellite Beach 4,212 0.57%
65 Tequesta 2,813 0.57%
66 Dania Beach 12,072 0.56%
67 Deland 12,148 0.56%
68 Boynton Beach 28,698 0.54%
69 Cooper City 11,209 0.54%
70 North Miami 18,040 0.53%
71 Pinecrest 6,033 0.53%
72 Pembroke Pines 56,788 0.52%
73 Deltona 30,295 0.51%
74 Clearwater 46,667 0.51%
75 Miami 171,036 0.51%
76 Kissimmee 21,667 0.51%
77 Fort Myers 29,111 0.5%
78 Titusville 18,888 0.5%
79 Port St. Lucie 63,807 0.5%
80 Atlantic Beach 6,066 0.49%
81 West Palm Beach 41,691 0.48%
82 Miami Springs 5,010 0.48%
83 St. Augustine Beach 2,582 0.46%
84 Davie 35,096 0.46%
85 Bartow 6,534 0.46%
86 Apopka 17,003 0.46%
87 Seminole 8,779 0.46%
88 Hallandale Beach 17,537 0.44%
89 Ormond Beach 17,932 0.41%
90 Largo 37,327 0.41%
91 Cape Coral 64,981 0.41%
92 Sunrise 31,909 0.4%
93 Tarpon Springs 9,651 0.39%
94 New Port Richey 7,113 0.39%
95 Naples 10,854 0.39%
96 Casselberry 11,145 0.38%
97 Ocala 22,245 0.36%
98 Daytona Beach 28,817 0.35%
99 Parkland 9,420 0.34%
100 Lantana 4,238 0.33%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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