These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Kansas


We looked at years of data to determine which Kansas 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 0.31% of Kansas residents is gay? That ranks 39 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 103 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Kansas:

  1. De Soto (Photos)
  2. Maize
  3. Basehor
  4. Phillipsburg (Photos)
  5. Edwardsville
  6. Hugoton (Photos)
  7. Wamego (Photos)
  8. Merriam
  9. Ottawa (Photos)
  10. Concordia (Photos)

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 Kansas.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Kansas?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Kansas, 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 103 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, De Soto ended up being the the most gay place with 2.41% 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.

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1. De Soto

De Soto, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,071
Gay Households: 50
% Gay Households: 2.41%

2. Maize


Population: 1,230
Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 2.28%

3. Basehor


Population: 1,680
Gay Households: 32
% Gay Households: 1.9%

4. Phillipsburg

Phillipsburg, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,108
Gay Households: 13
% Gay Households: 1.17%

5. Edwardsville


Population: 1,458
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 1.03%

6. Hugoton

Hugoton, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,339
Gay Households: 13
% Gay Households: 0.97%

7. Wamego

Wamego, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,631
Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 0.86%

8. Merriam


Population: 4,950
Gay Households: 41
% Gay Households: 0.83%

9. Ottawa

Ottawa, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,042
Gay Households: 41
% Gay Households: 0.81%

10. Concordia

Concordia, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,177
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 0.69%

There You Have It

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:

  1. Abilene
  2. Osawatomie
  3. Eudora

For more Kansas reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Kansas

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
De Soto 1 0.02% 50 2,071
Maize 2 0.02% 28 1,230
Basehor 3 0.02% 32 1,680
Phillipsburg 4 0.01% 13 1,108
Edwardsville 5 0.01% 15 1,458
Hugoton 6 0.01% 13 1,339
Wamego 7 0.01% 14 1,631
Merriam 8 0.01% 41 4,950
Ottawa 9 0.01% 41 5,042
Concordia 10 0.01% 15 2,177
Derby 11 0.01% 61 8,914
Gardner 12 0.01% 47 7,014
Leawood 13 0.01% 77 12,306
Leavenworth 14 0.01% 78 12,347
Roeland Park 15 0.01% 18 2,979
Parsons 16 0.01% 24 4,161
Kansas City 17 0.01% 309 53,802
Newton 18 0.01% 44 7,691
Goodland 19 0.01% 12 2,185
Prairie Village 20 0.01% 53 9,754
Lawrence 21 0.01% 185 34,926
Clay Center 22 0.01% 9 1,730
Lansing 23 0.0% 15 3,135
Dodge City 24 0.0% 40 8,695
Topeka 25 0.0% 222 53,411
Lenexa 26 0.0% 82 19,694
Hutchinson 27 0.0% 67 16,868
Wichita 28 0.0% 573 150,282
Mission 29 0.0% 17 4,904
Salina 30 0.0% 65 19,393
Manhattan 31 0.0% 68 20,476
Baxter Springs 32 0.0% 5 1,558
Shawnee 33 0.0% 74 23,688
Haysville 34 0.0% 11 3,895
Independence 35 0.0% 10 3,682
Emporia 36 0.0% 25 9,723
Augusta 37 0.0% 9 3,745
Junction City 38 0.0% 20 9,161
Overland Park 39 0.0% 163 74,058
Fairway 40 0.0% 4 1,860
Olathe 41 0.0% 95 45,166
Arkansas City 42 0.0% 10 4,751
Andover 43 0.0% 9 4,262
Pratt 44 0.0% 6 2,973
Bonner Springs 45 0.0% 5 2,758
Hays 46 0.0% 13 8,573
Pittsburg 47 0.0% 11 7,981
El Dorado 48 0.0% 7 5,005
Winfield 49 0.0% 6 4,489
Great Bend 50 0.0% 8 6,590
Garden City 51 0.0% 10 9,361
Hoisington 52 0.0% 0 1,088
Paola 53 0.0% 0 2,009
Park City 54 0.0% 0 2,560
Columbus 55 0.0% 0 1,441
Colby 56 0.0% 0 2,206
Coffeyville 57 0.0% 0 4,060
Chanute 58 0.0% 0 3,710
Burlington 59 0.0% 0 1,152
Beloit 60 0.0% 0 1,672
Rose Hill 61 0.0% 0 1,415
Russell 62 0.0% 0 2,052
Sabetha 63 0.0% 0 1,120
Bel Aire 64 0.0% 0 2,414
Scott City 65 0.0% 0 1,574
Baldwin City 66 0.0% 0 1,596
South Hutchinson 67 0.0% 0 1,043
Spring Hill 68 0.0% 0 1,948
Tonganoxie 69 0.0% 0 1,857
Atchison 70 0.0% 0 3,825
Ulysses 71 0.0% 0 2,114
Valley Center 72 0.0% 0 2,385
Anthony 73 0.0% 0 1,088
Wellington 74 0.0% 0 3,158
Ellinwood 75 0.0% 0 1,008
Ellsworth 76 0.0% 0 1,055
Osage City 77 0.0% 0 1,222
Holton 78 0.0% 0 1,444
Iola 79 0.0% 0 2,292
Hiawatha 80 0.0% 0 1,410
Hesston 81 0.0% 0 1,294
Kingman 82 0.0% 0 1,318
Herington 83 0.0% 0 1,026
Larned 84 0.0% 0 1,709
Goddard 85 0.0% 0 1,478
Garnett 86 0.0% 0 1,457
Liberal 87 0.0% 0 6,681
Lindsborg 88 0.0% 0 1,253
Louisburg 89 0.0% 0 1,652
Lyons 90 0.0% 0 1,442
Mcpherson 91 0.0% 0 5,543
Galena 92 0.0% 0 1,081
Frontenac 93 0.0% 0 1,304
Marysville 94 0.0% 0 1,529
Fredonia 95 0.0% 0 1,023
Fort Scott 96 0.0% 0 3,161
Mission Hills 97 0.0% 0 1,281
Mulvane 98 0.0% 0 2,297
Eureka 99 0.0% 0 1,131
Norton 100 0.0% 0 1,267

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