Gayest Places In Kentucky 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 Kentucky.

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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 0.23% of Kentucky residents is gay? That ranks as the number 37 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 4,831 gay households in The Bluegrass State.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Kentucky.

After analyzing 127 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Kentucky for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Kentucky For 2020

  1. Carrollton (Photos)
  2. Elsmere
  3. Princeton (Photos)
  4. Fort Mitchell (Photos)
  5. Crestwood
  6. Covington (Photos)
  7. Morgantown (Photos)
  8. Southgate
  9. Fort Wright (Photos)
  10. Crestview Hills

What’s the gayest place in Kentucky? According to the facts, Carrollton is the gayest place in Kentucky 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 Kentucky reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Kentucky For 2020

Carrollton, KY

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,451
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 21 (24th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.89% (1st highest)
More on Carrollton:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 2,909
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 57 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.68% (2nd highest)
More on Elsmere:  Data

Elsmere is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 8,451 at the 2010 census.

Princeton, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,492
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 44 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.01% (3rd highest)
More on Princeton:  Data | Photos

Princeton is a home rule-class city in Caldwell County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. The population was 6,329 during the 2010 U.S. Census.

Fort Mitchell, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Households: 3,170
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 22 (22nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.39% (4th highest)
More on Fort Mitchell:  Data | Photos

Fort Mitchell is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 8,207 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,594
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 11 (38th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.38% (5th highest)
More on Crestwood:  Data

Covington, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 16,959
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 196 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.29% (6th highest)
More on Covington:  Data | Photos

Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Cincinnati, Ohio, lies to its north across the Ohio and Newport, Kentucky, to its east across the Licking. Part of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area, Covington had a population of 40,640 at the time of the 2010 U.S. census, making it the fifth-most populous city in Kentucky. It is one of its county’s two seats, along with Independence.

Morgantown, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,099
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 6 (51st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.09% (7th highest)
More on Morgantown:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,742
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 9 (42nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.03% (8th highest)
More on Southgate:  Data

Fort Wright, KY

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 2,497
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 9)
Gay Households: 12 (36th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.96% (9th highest)
More on Fort Wright:  Data | Photos

Fort Wright is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 5,723 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,439
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 10)
Gay Households: 6 (51st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.83% (10th highest)
More on Crestview Hills:  Data

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Kentucky, 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 127 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 2.89% gay households. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Kentucky. 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 Kentucky For 2020

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Kentucky, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Kentucky:

  • Windy Hills
  • Highland Heights
  • Fort Thomas

For more Kentucky reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Kentucky

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Carrollton 1,451 2.89%
2 Elsmere 2,909 2.68%
3 Princeton 2,492 2.01%
4 Fort Mitchell 3,170 1.39%
5 Crestwood 1,594 1.38%
6 Covington 16,959 1.29%
7 Morgantown 1,099 1.09%
8 Southgate 1,742 1.03%
9 Fort Wright 2,497 0.96%
10 Crestview Hills 1,439 0.83%
11 Bowling Green 24,176 0.76%
12 St. Matthews 8,812 0.73%
13 Shively 6,509 0.68%
14 Lyndon 5,739 0.66%
15 Middlesborough 3,968 0.66%
16 Wilder 1,354 0.59%
17 Bardstown 5,210 0.5%
18 Glasgow 6,013 0.5%
19 Russell 1,310 0.46%
20 Frankfort 12,317 0.39%
21 Lawrenceburg 4,362 0.37%
22 Newport 6,278 0.32%
23 Winchester 7,592 0.32%
24 Mount Washington 5,363 0.3%
25 Ashland 8,753 0.23%
26 Paducah 11,379 0.21%
27 Madisonville 7,627 0.21%
28 Richmond 13,108 0.2%
29 Elizabethtown 12,144 0.2%
30 Murray 7,094 0.2%
31 Shepherdsville 4,378 0.18%
32 Owensboro 25,155 0.17%
33 Hopkinsville 12,611 0.08%
34 Jeffersontown 11,313 0.07%
35 Versailles 3,689 0.05%
36 Paintsville 1,628 0.0%
37 Mount Sterling 2,818 0.0%
38 Nicholasville 11,216 0.0%
39 Paris 4,017 0.0%
40 Morganfield 1,497 0.0%
41 Morehead 2,105 0.0%
42 Monticello 2,313 0.0%
43 Middletown 3,455 0.0%
44 Maysville 3,618 0.0%
45 Mayfield 3,959 0.0%
46 Oak Grove 2,657 0.0%
47 Park Hills 1,313 0.0%
48 Alexandria 3,300 0.0%
49 Pioneer Village 1,191 0.0%
50 Wilmore 1,761 0.0%
51 Williamstown 1,261 0.0%
52 Williamsburg 1,287 0.0%
53 Walton 1,365 0.0%
54 Vine Grove 2,252 0.0%
55 Villa Hills 2,826 0.0%
56 Union 1,946 0.0%
57 Tompkinsville 1,116 0.0%
58 Taylor Mill 2,660 0.0%
59 Stanford 1,494 0.0%
60 Springfield 1,195 0.0%
61 Somerset 4,517 0.0%
62 Simpsonville 1,027 0.0%
63 Shelbyville 5,803 0.0%
64 Scottsville 1,760 0.0%
65 Russellville 3,144 0.0%
66 Russell Springs 1,005 0.0%
67 Raceland 1,081 0.0%
68 Providence 1,233 0.0%
69 Prospect 2,017 0.0%
70 Prestonsburg 1,401 0.0%
71 Pikeville 2,840 0.0%
72 Radcliff 8,945 0.0%
73 Lancaster 1,552 0.0%
74 Ludlow 1,875 0.0%
75 Erlanger 7,093 0.0%
76 Edgewood 3,289 0.0%
77 Douglass Hills 2,341 0.0%
78 Dayton 2,128 0.0%
79 Dawson Springs 1,178 0.0%
80 Danville 6,278 0.0%
81 Cynthiana 2,425 0.0%
82 Crittenden 1,326 0.0%
83 Crescent Springs 1,480 0.0%
84 Corbin 2,783 0.0%
85 Columbia 1,687 0.0%
86 Cold Spring 2,746 0.0%
87 Central City 2,176 0.0%
88 Cave City 1,061 0.0%
89 Campbellsville 4,432 0.0%
90 Calvert City 1,033 0.0%
91 Cadiz 1,231 0.0%
92 Brandenburg 1,132 0.0%
93 Berea 5,481 0.0%
94 Benton 1,890 0.0%
95 Bellevue 2,570 0.0%
96 Beaver Dam 1,434 0.0%
97 Barbourville 1,015 0.0%
98 Falmouth 1,091 0.0%
99 Flatwoods 2,983 0.0%
100 Flemingsburg 1,278 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.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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