Gayest Places In Kansas For 2020


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth 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 0.21% of Kansas residents is gay? That ranks as the number 41 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 2,845 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 99 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Kansas for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Kansas For 2020

  1. Bel Aire
  2. Edwardsville
  3. Atchison (Photos)
  4. Goddard
  5. Ottawa (Photos)
  6. Augusta (Photos)
  7. Pratt (Photos)
  8. Winfield (Photos)
  9. Roeland Park
  10. Coffeyville (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Kansas? According to the facts, Bel Aire is the gayest place in Kansas for 2020.

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:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Kansas For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 2,873
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 19 (29th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.32% (1st 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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,527
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 9 (34th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.18% (2nd highest)
More on Edwardsville:  Data

Atchison, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,688
Rank Last Year: 74 (Up 71)
Gay Households: 20 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.08% (3rd highest)
More on Atchison:  Data | Photos

Atchison is a city and county seat of Atchison County, Kansas, United States, and situated along the Missouri River. As of the 2010 census, its population was 11,021. The city is named in honor of David Rice Atchison, United States senator from Missouri, and was the original eastern terminus of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Atchison was the birthplace of aviator Amelia Earhart, and the Amelia Earhart Festival is held annually in July. Atchison is also home of Benedictine College, a Catholic liberal-arts college.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,331
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 7 (38th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.05% (4th highest)
More on Goddard:  Data

Ottawa, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,953
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 22 (26th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.89% (5th highest)
More on Ottawa:  Data | Photos

Ottawa is a city in, and the county seat of, Franklin County, Kansas, United States. It is located on both banks of the Marais des Cygnes River near the center of Franklin County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,649.

Augusta, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 3,518
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 24 (24th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.85% (6th highest)
More on Augusta:  Data | Photos

Augusta is a city in Butler County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 9,274.

Pratt, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,653
Rank Last Year: 52 (Up 45)
Gay Households: 8 (37th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.6% (7th highest)
More on Pratt:  Data | Photos

Pratt is a city in and the county seat of Pratt County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,835. Pratt is home to Pratt Community College.

Winfield, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 4,361
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 30 (21st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.6% (8th 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.

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 3,080
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 6)
Gay Households: 9 (34th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.58% (9th highest)
More on Roeland Park:  Data

Roeland Park 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 6,731.

Coffeyville, KS

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 3,927
Rank Last Year: 22 (Up 12)
Gay Households: 11 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.56% (10th highest)
More on Coffeyville:  Data | Photos

Coffeyville is a city in southeastern Montgomery County, Kansas, United States, located along the Verdigris River in the state’s southeastern region. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,295. It is the most populous city of Montgomery County and with its southeast Kansas location is located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma media market. The town of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma is located approximately 1 mile south of the city, existing as a separate political entity immediately south of the state line.

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Kansas for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in Kansas, we used the 2014-2018 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 99 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 1.32% gay households. You can download the data here.

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.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Kansas For 2020

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:

  • Abilene
  • Chanute
  • Hillsboro

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Kansas

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Bel Aire 2,873 1.32%
2 Edwardsville 1,527 1.18%
3 Atchison 3,688 1.08%
4 Goddard 1,331 1.05%
5 Ottawa 4,953 0.89%
6 Augusta 3,518 0.85%
7 Pratt 2,653 0.6%
8 Winfield 4,361 0.6%
9 Roeland Park 3,080 0.58%
10 Coffeyville 3,927 0.56%
11 Merriam 5,100 0.51%
12 Lawrence 37,557 0.5%
13 Junction City 9,192 0.48%
14 Shawnee 24,510 0.42%
15 Lenexa 21,338 0.41%
16 Leawood 12,953 0.39%
17 Wichita 152,260 0.36%
18 Kansas City 55,533 0.36%
19 Hays 8,415 0.36%
20 Parsons 3,960 0.35%
21 Manhattan 20,439 0.27%
22 Prairie Village 9,727 0.27%
23 Mission 4,625 0.22%
24 Topeka 53,312 0.21%
25 Dodge City 8,745 0.21%
26 Pittsburg 7,815 0.2%
27 Garden City 9,214 0.2%
28 Olathe 47,265 0.18%
29 Overland Park 76,988 0.07%
30 Mulvane 2,323 0.0%
31 Newton 7,659 0.0%
32 Mcpherson 5,647 0.0%
33 Osage City 1,281 0.0%
34 Osawatomie 1,605 0.0%
35 Basehor 1,992 0.0%
36 Paola 2,241 0.0%
37 Park City 2,742 0.0%
38 Marysville 1,512 0.0%
39 Baxter Springs 1,608 0.0%
40 Norton 1,093 0.0%
41 De Soto 2,399 0.0%
42 Maize 1,547 0.0%
43 Wellington 3,185 0.0%
44 Wamego 2,022 0.0%
45 Valley Center 2,498 0.0%
46 Ulysses 1,935 0.0%
47 Tonganoxie 1,847 0.0%
48 Spring Hill 2,084 0.0%
49 South Hutchinson 1,179 0.0%
50 Andover 4,433 0.0%
51 Scott City 1,601 0.0%
52 Salina 19,359 0.0%
53 Sabetha 1,035 0.0%
54 Russell 1,903 0.0%
55 Rose Hill 1,415 0.0%
56 Arkansas City 4,636 0.0%
57 Baldwin City 1,628 0.0%
58 Phillipsburg 1,138 0.0%
59 Lyons 1,440 0.0%
60 Lindsborg 1,302 0.0%
61 Concordia 2,173 0.0%
62 Goodland 1,973 0.0%
63 Colby 2,351 0.0%
64 Girard 1,010 0.0%
65 Garnett 1,470 0.0%
66 Gardner 7,125 0.0%
67 Galena 1,135 0.0%
68 Frontenac 1,375 0.0%
69 Great Bend 6,308 0.0%
70 Fort Scott 3,200 0.0%
71 Eureka 1,060 0.0%
72 Eudora 2,192 0.0%
73 Emporia 10,018 0.0%
74 Ellsworth 1,024 0.0%
75 El Dorado 5,487 0.0%
76 Columbus 1,286 0.0%
77 Derby 9,024 0.0%
78 Fairway 1,736 0.0%
79 Louisburg 1,645 0.0%
80 Haysville 4,139 0.0%
81 Hiawatha 1,316 0.0%
82 Liberal 6,553 0.0%
83 Beloit 1,642 0.0%
84 Bonner Springs 2,910 0.0%
85 Leavenworth 12,440 0.0%
86 Burlington 1,076 0.0%
87 Larned 1,805 0.0%
88 Lansing 3,290 0.0%
89 Hesston 1,492 0.0%
90 Kingman 1,327 0.0%
91 Clay Center 1,764 0.0%
92 Iola 2,317 0.0%
93 Independence 3,794 0.0%
94 Hutchinson 16,415 0.0%
95 Hugoton 1,336 0.0%
96 Holton 1,504 0.0%
97 Hillsboro 1,073 0.0%
98 Chanute 3,784 0.0%
99 Abilene 2,791 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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