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 0.4% of Indiana residents is gay? That ranks 28 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 172 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Indiana:

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

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. You can also check out the most conservative places in Indiana.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Indiana?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Indiana, we used the 2009-2014 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, New Whiteland ended up being the the most gay place with 2.67% 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.

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1. New Whiteland


Population: 2,061
Gay Households: 55
% Gay Households: 2.67%

2. Scottsburg


Population: 2,655
Gay Households: 70
% Gay Households: 2.64%

3. Pittsboro

Pittsboro, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,048
Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 2.48%

4. Fortville


Population: 1,472
Gay Households: 32
% Gay Households: 2.17%

5. Oakland City

Source: Public Domain

Population: 1,017
Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 1.77%

6. Brookville

Brookville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,185
Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.6%

7. Corydon

Corydon, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,377
Gay Households: 20
% Gay Households: 1.45%

8. Avon

Avon, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,916
Gay Households: 66
% Gay Households: 1.34%

9. Columbia City

Columbia City, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,708
Gay Households: 44
% Gay Households: 1.19%

10. Georg

Source: Public Domain

Population: 1,018
Gay Households: 12
% Gay Households: 1.18%

There You Have It

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. Crown Point
  2. Munster
  3. Fort Branch

For more Indiana reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Indiana

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
New Whiteland 1 0.03% 55 2,061
Scottsburg 2 0.03% 70 2,655
Pittsboro 3 0.02% 26 1,048
Fortville 4 0.02% 32 1,472
Oakland City 5 0.02% 18 1,017
Brookville 6 0.02% 19 1,185
Corydon 7 0.01% 20 1,377
Avon 8 0.01% 66 4,916
Columbia City 9 0.01% 44 3,708
Georg 10 0.01% 12 1,018
Auburn 11 0.01% 59 5,421
Shelbyville 12 0.01% 76 7,737
Delphi 13 0.01% 10 1,076
Winamac 14 0.01% 10 1,110
Butler 15 0.01% 9 1,001
Terre Haute 16 0.01% 186 21,812
Attica 17 0.01% 12 1,475
Fishers 18 0.01% 225 28,216
Washington 19 0.01% 36 4,614
Berne 20 0.01% 12 1,539
Jeffersonville 21 0.01% 133 17,650
Indianapolis 22 0.01% 2,443 328,423
Union City 23 0.01% 11 1,511
Richmond 24 0.01% 110 15,288
Sullivan 25 0.01% 13 1,842
Noblesville 26 0.01% 148 20,952
Leo-Cedarville 27 0.01% 8 1,140
Princeton 28 0.01% 23 3,331
Bloomington 29 0.01% 209 30,085
White 30 0.01% 10 1,483
Michigan City 31 0.01% 84 12,718
Tipton 32 0.01% 14 2,163
Plainfield 33 0.01% 65 10,494
Huntingburg 34 0.01% 14 2,333
North Manchester 35 0.01% 13 2,204
Franklin 36 0.01% 49 8,725
Westfield 37 0.01% 62 11,491
Charlestown 38 0.01% 15 2,903
Marion 39 0.01% 61 11,952
Hobart 40 0.01% 58 11,542
South Bend 41 0.0% 197 39,866
Centerville 42 0.0% 5 1,033
Crawfordsville 43 0.0% 28 5,993
Mishawaka 44 0.0% 96 20,544
St. John 45 0.0% 25 5,409
Greenwood 46 0.0% 93 20,807
Vincennes 47 0.0% 32 7,101
Speedway 48 0.0% 25 5,783
Schererville 49 0.0% 50 11,528
Fort Wayne 50 0.0% 418 101,549
Huntington 51 0.0% 27 6,749
Lafayette 52 0.0% 117 29,448
Lawrence 53 0.0% 69 17,316
Greenfield 54 0.0% 32 8,027
Muncie 55 0.0% 109 27,662
Anderson 56 0.0% 91 23,132
Madison 57 0.0% 20 5,073
Ellettsville 58 0.0% 10 2,573
Monticello 59 0.0% 8 2,109
Kendallville 60 0.0% 15 3,970
Hanover 61 0.0% 4 1,067
Batesville 62 0.0% 9 2,422
Covington 63 0.0% 4 1,076
Gas City 64 0.0% 9 2,403
Carmel 65 0.0% 110 30,594
Lowell 66 0.0% 11 3,075
Portage 67 0.0% 50 13,992
Jasper 68 0.0% 21 5,935
Evansville 69 0.0% 178 51,335
Clarksville 70 0.0% 31 8,794
Elkhart 71 0.0% 64 19,064
Greensburg 72 0.0% 16 4,724
Rensselaer 73 0.0% 8 2,378
Brazil 74 0.0% 10 3,059
Merrillville 75 0.0% 44 13,225
Lebanon 76 0.0% 21 6,481
Logansport 77 0.0% 21 6,626
Alexandria 78 0.0% 7 2,202
Gary 79 0.0% 97 30,746
New Albany 80 0.0% 48 15,312
Columbus 81 0.0% 57 18,420
Rochester 82 0.0% 9 2,922
Elwood 83 0.0% 9 3,320
Mitchell 84 0.0% 5 1,903
Tell City 85 0.0% 8 3,109
La Porte 86 0.0% 24 9,156
New Haven 87 0.0% 15 6,193
East Chicago 88 0.0% 23 9,890
Highland 89 0.0% 22 9,571
Kokomo 90 0.0% 54 24,823
New Castle 91 0.0% 14 7,301
Connersville 92 0.0% 10 5,464
Dyer 93 0.0% 10 5,772
Bluffton 94 0.0% 7 4,101
Beech Grove 95 0.0% 9 5,534
Warsaw 96 0.0% 9 5,798
Zionsville 97 0.0% 14 8,621
Frankfort 98 0.0% 9 5,777
Hammond 99 0.0% 44 28,678
Valparaiso 100 0.0% 18 12,092

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