Gayest Places In Indiana 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 Indiana.

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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 0.27% of Indiana residents is gay? That ranks as the number 27 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 8,132 gay households in The Hoosier State.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Indiana.

After analyzing 172 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Indiana for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Indiana For 2020

  1. Chandler
  2. Newburgh (Photos)
  3. Huntingburg (Photos)
  4. Mooresville (Photos)
  5. Aurora (Photos)
  6. Lawrenceburg (Photos)
  7. Bloomington (Photos)
  8. Marion (Photos)
  9. Brownsburg (Photos)
  10. Muncie (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Indiana? According to the facts, Chandler is the gayest place in Indiana 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 Indiana reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Indiana For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,311
Rank Last Year: 164 (Up 163)
Gay Households: 18 (54th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.75% (1st highest)
More on Chandler:  Data

Newburgh, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,408
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 19 (52nd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.7% (2nd highest)
More on Newburgh:  Data | Photos

Huntingburg, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,456
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 17 (56th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.38% (3rd highest)
More on Huntingburg:  Data | Photos

Huntingburg is a city in Patoka Township, Dubois County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 6,057 at the 2010 census.

Mooresville, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,779
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 42 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.38% (4th highest)
More on Mooresville:  Data | Photos

Mooresville is a town in Brown Township, Morgan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 9,326.

Aurora, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,504
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 10 (68th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.33% (5th highest)
More on Aurora:  Data | Photos

Lawrenceburg, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,098
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 11 (62nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.05% (6th highest)
More on Lawrenceburg:  Data | Photos

Bloomington, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 30,897
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 8)
Gay Households: 218 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.98% (7th highest)
More on Bloomington:  Data | Photos

Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. It is the seventh-largest city in Indiana and the fourth-largest outside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. According to the Monroe County History Center, Bloomington is known as the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana.” The city was established in 1818 by a group of settlers from Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Virginia who were so impressed with “a haven of blooms” that they called it Bloomington.

Marion, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 10,953
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 77 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.91% (8th highest)
More on Marion:  Data | Photos

Marion is a city in Grant County, Indiana, United States. The population was 29,948 as of the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Grant County. It is named for Francis Marion, a Brigadier General from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War.

Brownsburg, IN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 9,332
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 38 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.81% (9th highest)
More on Brownsburg:  Data | Photos

Brownsburg is a town in Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 21,285 at the 2010 Census, an increase from 14,520 in 2000. As of 2016 the estimated population was 25,408.

Muncie, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 27,481
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 11)
Gay Households: 176 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.68% (10th highest)
More on Muncie:  Data | Photos

Muncie is an incorporated city and the seat of Delaware County, Indiana. It is located in East Central Indiana, about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The United States Census for 2010 reported the city’s population was 70,085. It is the principal city of the Muncie metropolitan statistical area, which has a population of 117,671.

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Indiana, 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 172 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 2.75% gay households. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Indiana. 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 Indiana For 2020

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Indiana, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Indiana:

  • Zionsville
  • Goshen
  • Greenwood

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Indiana

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Chandler 1,311 2.75%
2 Newburgh 1,408 2.7%
3 Huntingburg 2,456 1.38%
4 Mooresville 3,779 1.38%
5 Aurora 1,504 1.33%
6 Lawrenceburg 2,098 1.05%
7 Bloomington 30,897 0.98%
8 Marion 10,953 0.91%
9 Brownsburg 9,332 0.81%
10 Muncie 27,481 0.68%
11 Portage 14,570 0.67%
12 Terre Haute 23,186 0.66%
13 Franklin 9,234 0.65%
14 Logansport 6,851 0.64%
15 Lawrence 18,113 0.61%
16 Centerville 1,000 0.6%
17 Indianapolis 335,373 0.59%
18 Elwood 3,433 0.58%
19 Jeffersonville 18,457 0.57%
20 East Chicago 10,160 0.53%
21 Mishawaka 21,141 0.48%
22 Elkhart 20,018 0.47%
23 St. John 5,684 0.46%
24 Fort Wayne 105,174 0.43%
25 Plainfield 11,936 0.37%
26 Warsaw 6,029 0.36%
27 South Bend 38,601 0.3%
28 Dyer 6,042 0.3%
29 Auburn 5,705 0.28%
30 Beech Grove 5,862 0.27%
31 Merrillville 13,884 0.26%
32 Kokomo 25,477 0.26%
33 Lafayette 30,942 0.26%
34 Tell City 3,095 0.26%
35 Noblesville 22,532 0.25%
36 Evansville 51,660 0.24%
37 Hobart 10,922 0.24%
38 Frankfort 6,034 0.23%
39 New Albany 15,158 0.22%
40 La Porte 9,214 0.22%
41 Highland 9,473 0.21%
42 Gary 31,389 0.2%
43 Richmond 14,418 0.19%
44 Michigan City 12,439 0.19%
45 Clarksville 8,795 0.16%
46 Speedway 5,186 0.12%
47 Hammond 28,301 0.11%
48 Vincennes 7,087 0.11%
49 Anderson 23,086 0.09%
50 Valparaiso 13,129 0.08%
51 Carmel 33,738 0.07%
52 Columbus 18,716 0.05%
53 Rochester 2,485 0.0%
54 Seymour 7,671 0.0%
55 Washington 4,643 0.0%
56 Nappanee 2,694 0.0%
57 West Lafayette 13,834 0.0%
58 Munster 8,697 0.0%
59 Whiteland 1,510 0.0%
60 Whitestown 2,652 0.0%
61 Mount Vernon 2,733 0.0%
62 Whiting 1,798 0.0%
63 Sheridan 1,196 0.0%
64 Sellersburg 3,206 0.0%
65 Monticello 2,130 0.0%
66 Mitchell 1,713 0.0%
67 Winamac 1,065 0.0%
68 Winchester 2,176 0.0%
69 Winfield 1,841 0.0%
70 Middlebury 1,254 0.0%
71 Middl 1,026 0.0%
72 Winona Lake 1,703 0.0%
73 Mccordsville 2,237 0.0%
74 Shelbyville 7,710 0.0%
75 Scottsburg 2,637 0.0%
76 New Haven 6,193 0.0%
77 Syracuse 1,211 0.0%
78 Sullivan 1,846 0.0%
79 Rockville 1,159 0.0%
80 Martinsville 4,349 0.0%
81 Rensselaer 2,351 0.0%
82 Princeton 3,386 0.0%
83 Tipton 2,155 0.0%
84 Portland 2,543 0.0%
85 Porter 1,580 0.0%
86 Rushville 2,557 0.0%
87 Union City 1,484 0.0%
88 New Castle 7,308 0.0%
89 Plymouth 3,839 0.0%
90 Pittsboro 1,157 0.0%
91 Peru 4,751 0.0%
92 Pendleton 1,736 0.0%
93 Paoli 1,480 0.0%
94 Spencer 1,021 0.0%
95 North Vernon 2,640 0.0%
96 North Manchester 2,211 0.0%
97 Schererville 11,734 0.0%
98 Wabash 4,548 0.0%
99 New Whiteland 2,210 0.0%
100 Salem 2,687 0.0%

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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.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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