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 0.25% of Kansas residents is gay? That ranks as the number 40 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 2,762 gay households in The Sunflower State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Kansas.
After analyzing 101 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Kansas for 2019:
- Lindsborg (Photos)
- Merriam (Photos)
- Bel Aire
- Parsons (Photos)
- Baxter Springs (Photos)
- Mission Hills (Photos)
- Hiawatha (Photos)
- Winfield (Photos)
According to the facts, Lindsborg is the gayest place in Kansas 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 Kansas reading, check out:
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How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Kansas for 2019
In order to rank the gayest cities in Kansas, 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 101 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 2.84% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Kansas. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 45 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.45% (2nd highest)
More on Basehor: Data
Basehor is a city in Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States and is a suburb of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 4,613.
Merriam is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,003. It is bordered by the cities of Overland Park to the east and south, Shawnee to the west, and Kansas City, Kansas to the north ; the city of Lenexa is less than a mile to the southwest. Merriam is included in the Shawnee Mission postal designation.
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Gay Households: 15 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.98% (4th highest)
More on Edwardsville: Data
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 27 (23rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.95% (5th highest)
More on Bel Aire: Data
Bel Aire is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,769.
Parsons is a city in Labette County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,500. It is the most populous city of Labette County, and is the second-most populous city in the southeastern region of Kansas.
Winfield is a city and county seat of Cowley County, Kansas, United States. It is situated along the Walnut River in South Central Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,301 and second most populous city of Cowley County.
There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Kansas For 2019
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Kansas, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Kansas:
- Fort Scott
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Kansas