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:
- Hagerstown (Photos)
- Havre de Grace (Photos)
- Cheverly (Photos)
- Berlin (Photos)
- Sykesville (Photos)
- Chesapeake Beach (Photos)
- Greenbelt (Photos)
- Aberdeen (Photos)
- 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:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Maryland
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Maryland
- 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Maryland
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 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 , 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 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.
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 14 (23rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.71% (4th highest)
More on Cheste: Data
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 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 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 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
For more Maryland reading, check out:
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Maryland
- 10 Safest Places In Maryland
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Maryland
Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Maryland
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