These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Florida


We looked at years of data to determine which Florida cities have the most pride

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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 0.49% of Florida residents is gay? That ranks 11 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 260 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Florida:

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

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Florida reading, check out:

1. Wilton Manors


Households: 6,687
Gay Households: 634
% Gay Households: 9.48%
More on Wilton Manors: Comment | Data | Jobs

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.

2. Newberry

Newberry, Florida

Households: 1,882
Gay Households: 82
% Gay Households: 4.36%
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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.

3. Oakland Park

Oakland Park, Florida

Households: 16,498
Gay Households: 585
% Gay Households: 3.55%
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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.

4. Holmes Beach


Households: 2,097
Gay Households: 67
% Gay Households: 3.2%
More on Holmes Beach: Comment | Data | Jobs

5. Biscayne Park


Households: 1,008
Gay Households: 32
% Gay Households: 3.17%
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6. Miami Shores

Miami Shores, Florida

Households: 3,418
Gay Households: 101
% Gay Households: 2.95%
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Miami Shores is a village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.

7. Labelle

Labelle, Florida

Households: 1,407
Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 2.84%
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8. Gulfport

Gulfport, Florida

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Households: 5,935
Gay Households: 166
% Gay Households: 2.8%
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9. North Bay Village

North Bay Village, Florida

Households: 3,264
Gay Households: 91
% Gay Households: 2.79%
More on North Bay Village: Comment | Data | Jobs

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.

10. Key West

Key West, Florida

Households: 9,653
Gay Households: 234
% Gay Households: 2.42%
More on Key West: Comment | Data | Jobs

Key West is an island city in Florida and the county seat of Monroe County. The city boundaries include the island of Key West and several nearby islands, as well as the section of Stock Island north of U.S. Route 1, on the adjacent key just east of the city. Sigsbee Park-originally known as Dredgers Key-and Fleming Key, both located to the north, and Sunset Key located to the west are all included in the city boundaries. Both Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park are part of Naval Air Station Key West and are inaccessible to the general public. Key West is the southernmost city in the contiguous United States and the southern terminus of U.S. Route 1, State Road A1A, the East Coast Greenway and, before 1935, the Florida East Coast Railway.

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Florida, we used the 2011-2016 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 260 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 9.48% 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.

There You Have It — The Most LGBT Friendly Cities in Florida

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. Madison
  2. Southwest Ranches
  3. Parker

For more Florida reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Florida

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 Wilton Manors 9.48% 634 6,687
2 Newberry 4.36% 82 1,882
3 Oakland Park 3.55% 585 16,498
4 Holmes Beach 3.2% 67 2,097
5 Biscayne Park 3.17% 32 1,008
6 Miami Shores 2.95% 101 3,418
7 Labelle 2.84% 40 1,407
8 Gulfport 2.8% 166 5,935
9 North Bay Village 2.79% 91 3,264
10 Key West 2.42% 234 9,653
11 Fort Lauderdale 2.19% 1,602 73,315
12 Treasure Island 2.07% 74 3,567
13 Alachua 1.8% 66 3,670
14 Crystal River 1.79% 23 1,285
15 Mount Dora 1.66% 93 5,606
16 Perry 1.6% 42 2,619
17 Bay Harbor Islands 1.58% 39 2,462
18 Miami Beach 1.46% 643 44,190
19 Grant-Valkaria 1.44% 21 1,457
20 Edgewood 1.34% 14 1,045
21 Winter Park 1.28% 155 12,095
22 Florida City 1.26% 36 2,862
23 St. Petersburg 1.24% 1,322 106,560
24 Belle Isle 1.11% 28 2,524
25 Daytona Beach Shores 1.1% 27 2,463
26 Palm Springs 1.02% 83 8,136
27 Palm Beach 1.01% 48 4,772
28 Fort Myers Beach 1.0% 37 3,703
29 Dunedin 0.98% 165 16,818
30 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 0.98% 38 3,879
31 Minneola 0.98% 32 3,273
32 Orlando 0.98% 1,059 108,523
33 Clearwater 0.97% 451 46,566
34 Bradenton 0.92% 194 21,005
35 Temple Terrace 0.92% 92 9,986
36 West Miami 0.91% 20 2,188
37 Aventura 0.91% 172 18,875
38 Dania Beach 0.91% 112 12,291
39 Hollywood 0.91% 516 56,686
40 Ponce Inlet 0.86% 12 1,388
41 Lake Worth 0.86% 110 12,730
42 Tampa 0.86% 1,241 144,739
43 Marathon 0.85% 27 3,186
44 Bartow 0.83% 50 5,990
45 Redington Shores 0.82% 10 1,215
46 Pompano Beach 0.82% 333 40,720
47 Sarasota 0.81% 190 23,482
48 Maitland 0.81% 59 7,316
49 Live Oak 0.78% 18 2,314
50 Holly Hill 0.76% 37 4,894
51 Deltona 0.75% 226 30,126
52 Surfside 0.75% 17 2,275
53 Seminole 0.7% 59 8,441
54 Indialantic 0.7% 8 1,148
55 Fort Meade 0.69% 13 1,880
56 Flagler Beach 0.69% 16 2,331
57 Starke 0.69% 14 2,042
58 Plantation 0.68% 228 33,652
59 Cape Coral 0.67% 408 60,549
60 Cocoa Beach 0.67% 39 5,826
61 Ocoee 0.66% 88 13,315
62 Jacksonville Beach 0.65% 71 10,874
63 South Miami 0.64% 27 4,194
64 High Springs 0.64% 13 2,025
65 Winter Springs 0.64% 78 12,239
66 St. Augustine 0.64% 35 5,505
67 Hallandale Beach 0.63% 114 18,065
68 Tamarac 0.62% 166 26,909
69 Altamonte Springs 0.61% 107 17,608
70 Largo 0.6% 220 36,636
71 Atlantic Beach 0.6% 33 5,502
72 Leesburg 0.6% 50 8,383
73 Madeira Beach 0.6% 14 2,348
74 Coconut Creek 0.58% 129 22,343
75 Pinellas Park 0.56% 118 20,942
76 Satellite Beach 0.56% 23 4,093
77 Marco Island 0.55% 46 8,352
78 West Palm Beach 0.55% 230 41,795
79 Delray Beach 0.55% 148 27,041
80 Cutler Bay 0.55% 71 12,999
81 Longboat Key 0.55% 21 3,845
82 West Park 0.55% 22 4,033
83 Coral Gables 0.55% 98 17,980
84 Pinecrest 0.54% 33 6,060
85 Oldsmar 0.54% 28 5,153
86 Rockledge 0.54% 56 10,323
87 Lakeland 0.54% 213 39,692
88 Vero Beach 0.53% 38 7,127
89 Port Orange 0.52% 130 24,813
90 Deland 0.51% 55 10,719
91 St. Augustine Beach 0.51% 15 2,924
92 Fort Myers 0.51% 135 26,428
93 Belleair Bluffs 0.5% 6 1,191
94 Mary Esther 0.5% 9 1,804
95 Panama City Beach 0.49% 26 5,291
96 Lynn Haven 0.48% 35 7,265
97 Casselberry 0.48% 50 10,429
98 Tallahassee 0.47% 355 74,760
99 Haines City 0.47% 33 7,038
100 Panama City 0.47% 68 14,519

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