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 0.46% of Maryland residents is gay? That ranks 20 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Old Line State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Maryland.
After analyzing 63 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Maryland:
- Berwyn Heights (Photos)
- College Park (Photos)
- Denton (Photos)
- Takoma Park (Photos)
- Berlin (Photos)
- Frostburg (Photos)
- Thurmont (Photos)
- Taneytown (Photos)
- Rising Sun (Photos)
- Hagerstown (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 Maryland.
How do you determine the gayest city in Maryland?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Maryland, 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 63 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Berwyn Heights ended up being the the most gay place with 1.9% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Maryland. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
1. Berwyn Heights
Population: 1,002Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.9%
2. College Park
Population: 6,580Gay Households: 119
% Gay Households: 1.81%
Population: 1,460Gay Households: 23
% Gay Households: 1.58%
4. Takoma Park
Population: 6,483Gay Households: 98
% Gay Households: 1.51%
Population: 1,635Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.28%
Population: 3,201Gay Households: 39
% Gay Households: 1.22%
Population: 2,543Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 1.1%
Population: 2,374Gay Households: 20
% Gay Households: 0.84%
9. Rising Sun
Population: 1,037Gay Households: 8
% Gay Households: 0.77%
Population: 16,295Gay Households: 122
% Gay Households: 0.75%
There You Have It
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Maryland, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Maryland:
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Maryland
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