These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Florida For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth 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 0.43% 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:

  1. Wilton Manors
  2. Oakland Park (Photos)
  3. LaBelle (Photos)
  4. Newberry (Photos)
  5. Gulfport (Photos)
  6. Holmes Beach
  7. Miami Shores (Photos)
  8. Fort Lauderdale (Photos)
  9. Parker
  10. 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:

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.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 6,705
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, FL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 16,505
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 568 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.44% (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: 1,401
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 43 (84th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.07% (3rd highest)
More on Labelle:  Data | Photos

Newberry, FL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,887
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 50 (73rd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.65% (4th highest)
More on Newberry:  Data | Photos

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.

Gulfport, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 5,959
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 140 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.35% (5th highest)
More on Gulfport:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 2,205
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 48 (76th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.18% (6th highest)
More on Holmes Beach:  Data

Miami Shores, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 3,270
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 71 (57th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.17% (7th highest)
More on Miami Shores:  Data | Photos

Miami Shores is a village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 73,657
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 1,404 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.91% (8th highest)
More on Fort Lauderdale:  Data | Photos

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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,605
Rank Last Year: 229 (Up 220)
Gay Households: 28 (110th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.74% (9th highest)
More on Parker:  Data

North Bay Village, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 3,486
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 56 (68th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.61% (10th highest)
More on North Bay Village:  Data | Photos

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
  • Belleview

For more Florida reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Florida

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Wilton Manors 6,705 8.81%
2 Oakland Park 16,505 3.44%
3 Labelle 1,401 3.07%
4 Newberry 1,887 2.65%
5 Gulfport 5,959 2.35%
6 Holmes Beach 2,205 2.18%
7 Miami Shores 3,270 2.17%
8 Fort Lauderdale 73,657 1.91%
9 Parker 1,605 1.74%
10 North Bay Village 3,486 1.61%
11 Perry 2,567 1.56%
12 Treasure Island 3,650 1.51%
13 Crystal River 1,275 1.49%
14 Miami Beach 44,475 1.43%
15 Alachua 3,812 1.42%
16 Edgewood 1,065 1.31%
17 Key West 9,707 1.27%
18 Minneola 3,453 1.25%
19 St. Petersburg 107,277 1.23%
20 Temple Terrace 9,960 1.19%
21 West Miami 2,299 1.17%
22 Florida City 2,780 1.15%
23 Bay Harbor Islands 2,474 1.09%
24 Palm Springs 8,479 0.98%
25 Orlando 109,468 0.94%
26 Palm Beach 4,771 0.94%
27 Hollywood 56,005 0.91%
28 Clearwater 46,438 0.85%
29 South Miami 4,226 0.85%
30 Tampa 147,250 0.81%
31 Aventura 18,888 0.79%
32 Daytona Beach Shores 2,537 0.79%
33 Ponce Inlet 1,405 0.78%
34 Flagler Beach 2,308 0.78%
35 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 3,856 0.78%
36 Belle Isle 2,477 0.77%
37 West Melbourne 7,509 0.76%
38 Starke 2,112 0.76%
39 Sarasota 23,732 0.75%
40 Pompano Beach 40,825 0.74%
41 Bartow 6,141 0.72%
42 Bradenton 20,885 0.7%
43 Fort Meade 1,866 0.7%
44 Fort Myers Beach 3,664 0.68%
45 Largo 37,015 0.67%
46 Winter Park 12,447 0.67%
47 Madeira Beach 2,309 0.65%
48 Marathon 3,436 0.64%
49 Vero Beach 7,066 0.64%
50 Holly Hill 4,957 0.63%
51 Ocoee 13,777 0.62%
52 Plantation 33,426 0.62%
53 Deltona 30,304 0.61%
54 Zephyrhills 6,525 0.61%
55 High Springs 1,974 0.61%
56 Atlantic Beach 5,874 0.58%
57 Coral Gables 17,820 0.58%
58 Delray Beach 27,270 0.56%
59 Oldsmar 5,224 0.56%
60 Pinellas Park 21,141 0.55%
61 Dania Beach 12,104 0.55%
62 Leesburg 8,629 0.54%
63 Jacksonville Beach 10,892 0.54%
64 Lakeland 40,443 0.52%
65 Cape Coral 62,392 0.51%
66 Deland 11,668 0.51%
67 Belleair Bluffs 1,172 0.51%
68 Winter Garden 13,752 0.5%
69 Lake Worth 12,796 0.49%
70 Tarpon Springs 9,987 0.49%
71 North Port 22,800 0.49%
72 New Port Richey 6,928 0.48%
73 Fort Pierce 16,386 0.48%
74 Kenneth City 1,686 0.47%
75 Cocoa Beach 5,730 0.47%
76 Plant City 13,176 0.47%
77 Panama City Beach 5,332 0.47%
78 Sunrise 31,261 0.46%
79 Dunedin 17,256 0.46%
80 Hallandale Beach 17,789 0.46%
81 Altamonte Springs 18,485 0.45%
82 Fort Myers 27,313 0.45%
83 Port Orange 25,570 0.45%
84 Tamarac 26,683 0.45%
85 Coconut Creek 22,722 0.44%
86 Kissimmee 21,430 0.44%
87 Sanford 19,864 0.44%
88 Tallahassee 75,194 0.43%
89 West Palm Beach 41,355 0.42%
90 Port St. Lucie 61,778 0.42%
91 Pembroke Pines 56,244 0.42%
92 Groveland 4,063 0.42%
93 North Miami 18,399 0.41%
94 Tequesta 2,927 0.41%
95 Redington Shores 1,225 0.41%
96 Casselberry 10,824 0.41%
97 Pinecrest 5,954 0.4%
98 Haines City 6,992 0.4%
99 Arcadia 2,779 0.4%
100 Seminole 8,590 0.4%