These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Maryland


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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 0.46% 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:

  1. Berwyn Heights (Photos)
  2. College Park (Photos)
  3. Denton (Photos)
  4. Takoma Park (Photos)
  5. Berlin (Photos)
  6. Frostburg (Photos)
  7. Thurmont (Photos)
  8. Taneytown (Photos)
  9. Rising Sun (Photos)
  10. 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.

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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.

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1. Berwyn Heights

Berwyn Heights, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,002
Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.9%

2. College Park

College Park, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,580
Gay Households: 119
% Gay Households: 1.81%

3. Denton

Denton, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,460
Gay Households: 23
% Gay Households: 1.58%

4. Takoma Park

Takoma Park, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,483
Gay Households: 98
% Gay Households: 1.51%

5. Berlin

Berlin, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,635
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.28%

6. Frostburg

Frostburg, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,201
Gay Households: 39
% Gay Households: 1.22%

7. Thurmont

Thurmont, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,543
Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 1.1%

8. Taneytown

Taneytown, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,374
Gay Households: 20
% Gay Households: 0.84%

9. Rising Sun

Rising Sun, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,037
Gay Households: 8
% Gay Households: 0.77%

10. Hagerstown

Hagerstown, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,295
Gay 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:

  1. Williamsport
  2. Glenarden
  3. Emmitsburg

For more Maryland reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Maryland

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Berwyn Heights 1 0.02% 19 1,002
College Park 2 0.02% 119 6,580
Denton 3 0.02% 23 1,460
Takoma Park 4 0.02% 98 6,483
Berlin 5 0.01% 21 1,635
Frostburg 6 0.01% 39 3,201
Thurmont 7 0.01% 28 2,543
Taneytown 8 0.01% 20 2,374
Rising Sun 9 0.01% 8 1,037
Hagerstown 10 0.01% 122 16,295
Sykesville 11 0.01% 13 1,803
Baltimore 12 0.01% 1,685 242,212
Indian Head 13 0.01% 9 1,386
Cheverly 14 0.01% 15 2,379
Frederick 15 0.01% 151 26,157
Greenbelt 16 0.01% 54 9,264
Fruitland 17 0.01% 11 1,928
Bowie 18 0.01% 97 19,402
Cumberland 19 0.0% 43 8,892
Hyattsville 20 0.0% 29 6,326
Annapolis 21 0.0% 68 15,781
Seat Pleasant 22 0.0% 7 1,739
Laurel 23 0.0% 36 9,934
New Carrollton 24 0.0% 15 4,141
Rockville 25 0.0% 83 24,567
Cambridge 26 0.0% 15 5,215
Salisbury 27 0.0% 33 11,635
Mount Rainier 28 0.0% 8 3,345
Gaithersburg 29 0.0% 46 22,818
Bladensburg 30 0.0% 7 3,679
Aberdeen 31 0.0% 7 6,022
Riverdale Park 32 0.0% 2 1,957
Westminster 33 0.0% 0 6,890
Walkersville 34 0.0% 0 2,173
Bel Air 35 0.0% 0 4,201
Boonsboro 36 0.0% 0 1,280
Brunswick 37 0.0% 0 2,212
Capitol Heights 38 0.0% 0 1,463
Centreville 39 0.0% 0 1,605
Chesapeake Beach 40 0.0% 0 2,060
Cheste 41 0.0% 0 1,868
Chevy Chase 42 0.0% 0 1,034
Princess Anne 43 0.0% 0 1,553
Poolesville 44 0.0% 0 1,546
Pocomoke City 45 0.0% 0 1,484
Perryville 46 0.0% 0 1,680
Ocean City 47 0.0% 0 3,359
North East 48 0.0% 0 1,533
Crisfield 49 0.0% 0 1,034
Delmar 50 0.0% 0 1,116
Mount Airy 51 0.0% 0 3,201
Middl 52 0.0% 0 1,433
Manchester 53 0.0% 0 1,634
Leonar 54 0.0% 0 1,170
District Heights 55 0.0% 0 2,112
La Plata 56 0.0% 0 3,030
Easton 57 0.0% 0 7,163
Elkton 58 0.0% 0 5,454
Havre De Grace 59 0.0% 0 5,730
Hampstead 60 0.0% 0 2,340
Emmitsburg 61 0.0% 0 1,097
Glenarden 62 0.0% 0 2,098
Williamsport 63 0.0% 0 1,012

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