These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Maryland For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the gayest places in Maryland.

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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 0.31% of Maryland residents is gay? That ranks as the number 33 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 6,685 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 62 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Maryland for 2019:

  1. Hagerstown (Photos)
  2. Havre de Grace (Photos)
  3. Cheverly (Photos)
  4. Cheste
  5. Berlin (Photos)
  6. Sykesville (Photos)
  7. Chesapeake Beach (Photos)
  8. Greenbelt (Photos)
  9. Aberdeen (Photos)
  10. District Heights (Photos)

According to the facts, Hagerstown is the gayest place in Maryland for 2019.

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 Maryland reading, check out:

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Maryland for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in Maryland, we used the 2013-2017 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 62 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 1.03% 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.

Hagerstown, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

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Households: 16,241
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 168 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.03% (1st highest)
More on Hagerstown:  Data | Photos

Hagerstown is a city in Washington County, Maryland, United States. It is the county seat of Washington County. The population of Hagerstown city proper at the 2010 census was 39,662, and the population of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metropolitan Area was 269,140. Hagerstown ranks as Maryland’s sixth largest incorporated city.

Havre De Grace, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

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Households: 5,776
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 8)
Gay Households: 52 (7th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.9% (2nd highest)
More on Havre De Grace:  Data | Photos

Havre de Grace , abbreviated HdG, is a city in Harford County, Maryland, situated at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and the head of Chesapeake Bay. It is named after the port city of Le Havre, France, which in full was once Le Havre de Grce. The population was 12,952 at the 2010 United States Census. The city was honored as one of America’s 20 best small towns to visit in 2014 by Smithsonian magazine.

Cheverly, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
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Households: 2,386
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 20 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.84% (3rd highest)
More on Cheverly:  Data | Photos

Cheverly is a town in Prince George’s County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., United States. The town was founded in 1918, and it was incorporated in 1931. Cheverly had 6,173 residents as of the 2010 Census.

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Households: 1,969
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 14 (23rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.71% (4th highest)
More on Cheste:  Data

Berlin, MD

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Households: 1,830
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 4)
Gay Households: 12 (25th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.66% (5th highest)
More on Berlin:  Data | Photos

Sykesville, MD

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
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Households: 1,543
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 12)
Gay Households: 10 (27th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.65% (6th highest)
More on Sykesville:  Data | Photos

Chesapeake Beach, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Households: 2,019
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 13 (24th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.64% (7th highest)
More on Chesapeake Beach:  Data | Photos

Chesapeake Beach is a town in Calvert County, Maryland. Its major attractions include the Chesapeake Beach Railway Station, the Chesapeake Beach Rail Trail, a water park, marinas, piers, and charter boat fishing. The town’s population was recorded as 5,753 in the 2010 census.

Greenbelt, MD

Overall SnackAbility

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Households: 9,044
Rank Last Year: 23 (Up 15)
Gay Households: 49 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.54% (8th highest)
More on Greenbelt:  Data | Photos

Greenbelt is a city in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. Contained within today’s City of Greenbelt is the historic planned community now known locally as “Old Greenbelt” and designated as the Greenbelt Historic District. Greenbelt’s population was 23,068 at the 2010 U.S. Census.

Aberdeen, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Households: 6,296
Rank Last Year: 25 (Up 16)
Gay Households: 34 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.54% (9th highest)
More on Aberdeen:  Data | Photos

Aberdeen is a city located in Harford County, Maryland, 26 miles from Baltimore. The population was 14,959 at the 2010 United States Census. Aberdeen is the largest municipality in Harford County.

District Heights, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
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Households: 1,863
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 10 (27th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.54% (10th highest)
More on District Heights:  Data | Photos

District Heights is an incorporated city in Prince George’s County, Maryland, located near Maryland Route 4. The population was 5,837 at the 2010 United States Census. For more information, see the separate articles on Forestville, Maryland and Suitland.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Maryland For 2019

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:

  • La Plata
  • Ocean City
  • Fruitland

For more Maryland reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Maryland

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Hagerstown 16,241 1.03%
2 Havre De Grace 5,776 0.9%
3 Cheverly 2,386 0.84%
4 Cheste 1,969 0.71%
5 Berlin 1,830 0.66%
6 Sykesville 1,543 0.65%
7 Chesapeake Beach 2,019 0.64%
8 Greenbelt 9,044 0.54%
9 Aberdeen 6,296 0.54%
10 District Heights 1,863 0.54%
11 Takoma Park 6,396 0.53%
12 Rockville 24,874 0.47%
13 Baltimore 239,791 0.47%
14 New Carrollton 4,294 0.44%
15 Hyattsville 6,453 0.42%
16 Laurel 10,029 0.4%
17 Cambridge 5,095 0.35%
18 College Park 7,226 0.35%
19 Annapolis 15,684 0.34%
20 Cumberland 8,437 0.34%
21 Easton 7,491 0.33%
22 Seat Pleasant 1,547 0.32%
23 Gaithersburg 24,377 0.31%
24 Elkton 5,329 0.3%
25 Mount Airy 3,166 0.28%
26 Walkersville 2,200 0.27%
27 Middl 1,478 0.27%
28 Frederick 26,987 0.23%
29 Salisbury 12,246 0.22%
30 Bel Air 4,602 0.22%
31 Westminster 6,991 0.21%
32 Bowie 20,499 0.19%
33 Bladensburg 3,300 0.18%
34 Hampstead 2,362 0.0%
35 Thurmont 2,554 0.0%
36 Taneytown 2,540 0.0%
37 Capitol Heights 1,430 0.0%
38 Centreville 1,623 0.0%
39 Smithsburg 1,009 0.0%
40 Boonsboro 1,365 0.0%
41 Riverdale Park 1,987 0.0%
42 Rising Sun 1,001 0.0%
43 Princess Anne 1,425 0.0%
44 Poolesville 1,526 0.0%
45 Pocomoke City 1,577 0.0%
46 Glenarden 2,030 0.0%
47 Perryville 1,914 0.0%
48 North East 1,587 0.0%
49 North Beach 1,092 0.0%
50 Chevy Chase 1,019 0.0%
51 Mount Rainier 3,373 0.0%
52 Delmar 1,249 0.0%
53 Denton 1,553 0.0%
54 Manchester 1,643 0.0%
55 Leonar 1,264 0.0%
56 Emmitsburg 1,015 0.0%
57 Brunswick 2,144 0.0%
58 Indian Head 1,383 0.0%
59 Frostburg 3,024 0.0%
60 Fruitland 1,851 0.0%
61 Ocean City 3,412 0.0%
62 La Plata 2,970 0.0%