These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Kansas 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 Kansas.

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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 0.25% 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:

  1. Lindsborg (Photos)
  2. Basehor
  3. Merriam (Photos)
  4. Edwardsville
  5. Bel Aire
  6. Parsons (Photos)
  7. Baxter Springs (Photos)
  8. Mission Hills (Photos)
  9. Hiawatha (Photos)
  10. 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:

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.

Lindsborg, KS

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9
/10

Households: 1,301
Rank Last Year: 73 (Up 72)
Gay Households: 37 (17th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.84% (1st highest)
More on Lindsborg:  Data | Photos

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9
/10

Households: 1,835
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, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 5,132
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 51 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.99% (3rd highest)
More on Merriam:  Data | Photos

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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,532
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Gay Households: 15 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.98% (4th highest)
More on Edwardsville:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Households: 2,834
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, KS

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 4,002
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 38 (16th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.95% (6th highest)
More on Parsons:  Data | Photos

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.

Baxter Springs, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,620
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Gay Households: 14 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.86% (7th highest)
More on Baxter Springs:  Data | Photos

Mission Hills, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,234
Rank Last Year: 73 (Up 65)
Gay Households: 10 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.81% (8th highest)
More on Mission Hills:  Data | Photos

Hiawatha, KS

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,350
Rank Last Year: 73 (Up 64)
Gay Households: 10 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.74% (9th highest)
More on Hiawatha:  Data | Photos

Winfield, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,274
Rank Last Year: 33 (Up 23)
Gay Households: 28 (22nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.66% (10th highest)
More on Winfield:  Data | Photos

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:

  • Lansing
  • Fort Scott
  • Galena

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Kansas

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Lindsborg 1,301 2.84%
2 Basehor 1,835 2.45%
3 Merriam 5,132 0.99%
4 Edwardsville 1,532 0.98%
5 Bel Aire 2,834 0.95%
6 Parsons 4,002 0.95%
7 Baxter Springs 1,620 0.86%
8 Mission Hills 1,234 0.81%
9 Hiawatha 1,350 0.74%
10 Winfield 4,274 0.66%
11 Augusta 3,517 0.65%
12 Ottawa 4,955 0.65%
13 Roeland Park 2,990 0.64%
14 Dodge City 8,861 0.62%
15 Lawrence 36,358 0.59%
16 Manhattan 20,600 0.54%
17 Mission 4,842 0.5%
18 Leawood 12,680 0.49%
19 Gardner 7,173 0.46%
20 Lenexa 20,694 0.45%
21 Kansas City 54,975 0.45%
22 Prairie Village 9,677 0.43%
23 Shawnee 24,390 0.42%
24 Goddard 1,342 0.37%
25 Leavenworth 12,472 0.3%
26 Junction City 9,383 0.3%
27 Ellsworth 1,077 0.28%
28 Topeka 53,220 0.27%
29 Wichita 151,665 0.27%
30 Olathe 46,526 0.26%
31 Hays 8,491 0.22%
32 Fairway 1,734 0.17%
33 Salina 19,453 0.17%
34 Overland Park 76,621 0.15%
35 Garden City 9,174 0.15%
36 Great Bend 6,568 0.12%
37 Bonner Springs 2,811 0.11%
38 Coffeyville 3,862 0.1%
39 Hutchinson 16,487 0.08%
40 Pittsburg 7,819 0.0%
41 Wellington 3,158 0.0%
42 Wamego 1,950 0.0%
43 Wakeeney 1,027 0.0%
44 Valley Center 2,504 0.0%
45 Mulvane 2,162 0.0%
46 Ulysses 2,058 0.0%
47 Tonganoxie 1,914 0.0%
48 Spring Hill 2,033 0.0%
49 Newton 7,650 0.0%
50 South Hutchinson 1,045 0.0%
51 Phillipsburg 1,045 0.0%
52 Seneca 1,060 0.0%
53 Scott City 1,604 0.0%
54 Osage City 1,292 0.0%
55 Osawatomie 1,598 0.0%
56 Sabetha 1,061 0.0%
57 Russell 2,015 0.0%
58 Rose Hill 1,382 0.0%
59 Paola 2,320 0.0%
60 Park City 2,637 0.0%
61 Pratt 2,636 0.0%
62 Norton 1,080 0.0%
63 Mcpherson 5,596 0.0%
64 Abilene 2,796 0.0%
65 Maize 1,453 0.0%
66 Emporia 9,986 0.0%
67 El Dorado 5,446 0.0%
68 Derby 9,103 0.0%
69 De Soto 2,328 0.0%
70 Concordia 2,139 0.0%
71 Columbus 1,294 0.0%
72 Colby 2,242 0.0%
73 Clay Center 1,708 0.0%
74 Chanute 3,736 0.0%
75 Burlington 1,116 0.0%
76 Beloit 1,754 0.0%
77 Baldwin City 1,514 0.0%
78 Atchison 3,598 0.0%
79 Arkansas City 4,825 0.0%
80 Andover 4,451 0.0%
81 Eudora 2,059 0.0%
82 Marysville 1,529 0.0%
83 Eureka 1,065 0.0%
84 Frontenac 1,274 0.0%
85 Lyons 1,458 0.0%
86 Louisburg 1,706 0.0%
87 Liberal 6,826 0.0%
88 Larned 1,784 0.0%
89 Kingman 1,365 0.0%
90 Iola 2,326 0.0%
91 Independence 3,802 0.0%
92 Hugoton 1,362 0.0%
93 Holton 1,491 0.0%
94 Hillsboro 1,047 0.0%
95 Hesston 1,480 0.0%
96 Haysville 4,116 0.0%
97 Goodland 2,036 0.0%
98 Garnett 1,481 0.0%
99 Galena 1,066 0.0%
100 Fort Scott 3,108 0.0%