These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Indiana


We looked at years of data to determine which Indiana 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 0.38% of Indiana residents is gay? That ranks 21 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 171 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Indiana:

  1. New Whiteland (Jobs)
  2. Scottsburg (Jobs)
  3. Oakland City (Jobs)
  4. Fortville (Jobs)
  5. Pittsboro (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Avon (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Brookville (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Auburn (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Columbia City (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Georg (Jobs)

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

1. New Whiteland


Households: 2,055
Gay Households: 53
% Gay Households: 2.58%
More on New Whiteland: Comment | Data | Jobs

New Whiteland is a town in Pleasant Township, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,472 at the 2010 census.

2. Scottsburg


Households: 2,625
Gay Households: 63
% Gay Households: 2.4%
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Scottsburg is a city in Vienna Township, Scott County, in the U.S. state of Indiana, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky. The population was 6,747 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Scott County.

3. Oakland City

Source: Public Domain

Households: 1,101
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.91%
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4. Fortville


Households: 1,764
Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 1.7%
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5. Pittsboro

Pittsboro, Indiana

Source: Public domain

Households: 1,059
Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 1.7%
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6. Avon

Avon, Indiana

Households: 5,235
Gay Households: 73
% Gay Households: 1.39%
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Avon is a town in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 12,446 at the 2010 census, and in 2016 the estimated population was 16,960.

7. Brookville

Brookville, Indiana

Source: Public domain

Households: 1,138
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 1.32%
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8. Auburn

Auburn, Indiana

Households: 5,488
Gay Households: 64
% Gay Households: 1.17%
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Auburn is a city in DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. The population was 13,086 at the 2010 census. Founded in 1836 by Wesley Park, the city is the county seat of DeKalb County. Auburn is also known as Home of the Classics.

9. Columbia City

Columbia City, Indiana

Source: Public domain

Households: 4,058
Gay Households: 44
% Gay Households: 1.08%
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Columbia City is a city in Columbia Township, Whitley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 8,750 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Whitley County.

10. Georg

Source: Public Domain

Households: 1,047
Gay Households: 11
% Gay Households: 1.05%
More on Georg: Comment | Data | Jobs

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Indiana, 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 171 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, New Whiteland ended up being the the most gay place with 2.58% gay households.

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

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:

  1. Lagrange
  2. Porter
  3. Nappanee

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Indiana

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 New Whiteland 2.58% 53 2,055
2 Scottsburg 2.4% 63 2,625
3 Oakland City 1.91% 21 1,101
4 Fortville 1.7% 30 1,764
5 Pittsboro 1.7% 18 1,059
6 Avon 1.39% 73 5,235
7 Brookville 1.32% 15 1,138
8 Auburn 1.17% 64 5,488
9 Columbia City 1.08% 44 4,058
10 Georg 1.05% 11 1,047
11 Angola 0.99% 30 3,029
12 Monticello 0.9% 19 2,100
13 Mooresville 0.86% 33 3,827
14 Jeffersonville 0.83% 147 17,744
15 Terre Haute 0.78% 175 22,505
16 Marion 0.75% 84 11,175
17 Aurora 0.74% 11 1,481
18 Indianapolis 0.74% 2,459 331,687
19 Lake Station 0.72% 30 4,195
20 Princeton 0.69% 24 3,455
21 Shelbyville 0.69% 52 7,576
22 Westfield 0.68% 80 11,716
23 Bloomington 0.67% 202 30,097
24 Elkhart 0.66% 125 19,046
25 Union City 0.65% 9 1,388
26 Logansport 0.62% 41 6,605
27 Cumberland 0.61% 13 2,134
28 Tipton 0.6% 13 2,150
29 Elwood 0.59% 20 3,401
30 Huntingburg 0.56% 13 2,327
31 Alexandria 0.56% 11 1,969
32 Speedway 0.55% 29 5,319
33 Plainfield 0.53% 60 11,393
34 Evansville 0.53% 269 51,172
35 Muncie 0.5% 137 27,675
36 Bluffton 0.49% 20 4,087
37 Richmond 0.47% 69 14,561
38 Schererville 0.47% 54 11,472
39 Franklin 0.47% 42 8,937
40 Middl 0.47% 5 1,065
41 Chesterfield 0.47% 5 1,073
42 East Chicago 0.45% 46 10,215
43 Rockville 0.44% 5 1,143
44 New Albany 0.41% 62 15,249
45 Hobart 0.4% 46 11,512
46 Lowell 0.39% 13 3,299
47 Michigan City 0.39% 50 12,727
48 Greencastle 0.39% 13 3,325
49 Portage 0.38% 55 14,401
50 Ellettsville 0.38% 10 2,624
51 Lafayette 0.38% 117 31,032
52 Greensburg 0.38% 18 4,777
53 Carmel 0.38% 122 32,433
54 Columbus 0.37% 69 18,774
55 Bedford 0.36% 20 5,579
56 Noblesville 0.36% 78 21,796
57 Gary 0.35% 108 31,205
58 New Haven 0.34% 21 6,101
59 Hammond 0.34% 97 28,499
60 Fort Wayne 0.33% 347 103,930
61 Brazil 0.33% 11 3,303
62 Greenfield 0.33% 27 8,291
63 Kendallville 0.31% 13 4,178
64 Mishawaka 0.31% 64 20,651
65 Frankfort 0.31% 18 5,814
66 Lebanon 0.3% 21 6,964
67 Warsaw 0.3% 17 5,683
68 South Bend 0.3% 115 38,463
69 Rochester 0.3% 8 2,697
70 Lawrence 0.3% 54 18,288
71 Vincennes 0.29% 21 7,141
72 Anderson 0.28% 66 23,404
73 Kokomo 0.28% 70 25,242
74 Madison 0.26% 13 4,954
75 Tell City 0.26% 8 3,079
76 Seymour 0.25% 19 7,557
77 New Castle 0.25% 18 7,216
78 Clarksville 0.22% 20 9,095
79 Merrillville 0.21% 29 13,513
80 Highland 0.21% 20 9,449
81 Valparaiso 0.19% 24 12,335
82 Washington 0.19% 9 4,659
83 Crawfordsville 0.18% 11 6,280
84 Greenwood 0.17% 35 20,996
85 Beech Grove 0.16% 9 5,583
86 Wabash 0.16% 7 4,426
87 Dyer 0.15% 9 5,882
88 Connersville 0.14% 8 5,553
89 Zionsville 0.13% 12 9,036
90 Huntington 0.11% 7 6,608
91 Goshen 0.07% 9 12,367
92 Covington 0.0% 0 1,059
93 St. John 0.0% 0 5,529
94 Spencer 0.0% 0 1,062
95 Brownsburg 0.0% 0 8,873
96 Cedar Lake 0.0% 0 4,146
97 Sheridan 0.0% 0 1,176
98 Chandler 0.0% 0 1,214
99 Charlestown 0.0% 0 2,957
100 Sellersburg 0.0% 0 2,944

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