Gayest Places In Missouri 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 Missouri.

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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 0.28% of Missouri residents is gay? That ranks as the number 20 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 7,374 gay households in The Show Me State.

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

After analyzing 206 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Missouri for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Missouri For 2020

  1. Pacific (Photos)
  2. Lake St. Louis (Photos)
  3. Riverside (Photos)
  4. Aurora (Photos)
  5. Wright City (Photos)
  6. Shrewsbury
  7. Carthage (Photos)
  8. Ladue (Photos)
  9. Parkville (Photos)
  10. Maryville (Photos)

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

The 10 Gayest Cities In Missouri For 2020

Pacific, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,532
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 31 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.45% (1st highest)
More on Pacific:  Data | Photos

Pacific is a city in Franklin and St. Louis counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 7,002 at the 2010 census.

Lake St. Louis, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Households: 6,032
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 82 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.39% (2nd highest)
More on Lake St. Louis:  Data | Photos

The City of Lake St. Louis is a planned community situated around two lakes between Interstate 70 and Interstate 64 in western St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The population was 14,545 as of the 2010 US Census. Lake St. Louis is a suburb of St. Louis.

Riverside, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,365
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 16 (58th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.34% (3rd highest)
More on Riverside:  Data | Photos

Aurora, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 3,120
Rank Last Year: 104 (Up 100)
Gay Households: 38 (24th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.18% (4th highest)
More on Aurora:  Data | Photos

Aurora is a city in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States. The population was 7,508 at the 2010 census.

Wright City, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,200
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 11 (66th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.83% (5th highest)
More on Wright City:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 3,099
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 26 (42nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.68% (6th highest)
More on Shrewsbury:  Data

Shrewsbury is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri. The population was 6,254 at the 2010 census.

Carthage, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 5,130
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 12)
Gay Households: 39 (22nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.52% (7th highest)
More on Carthage:  Data | Photos

Carthage is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 14,378 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Jasper County and is nicknamed “America’s Maple Leaf City.”

Ladue, MO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Households: 3,276
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 29 (38th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.47% (8th highest)
More on Ladue:  Data | Photos

Ladue is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in central St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2013 census, the city had a population of 8,560.

Parkville, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,467
Rank Last Year: 79 (Up 70)
Gay Households: 16 (58th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.3% (9th highest)
More on Parkville:  Data | Photos

Parkville is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,554 at the 2010 census. Parkville is known for its antique shops, art galleries, and historic downtown. The city is home to Park University and English Landing Park.

Maryville, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,335
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 41 (21st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.29% (10th highest)
More on Maryville:  Data | Photos

Maryville is a city and county seat of Nodaway County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,972. Maryville is home to Northwest Missouri State University, Northwest Technical School, and the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing.

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Missouri, 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 206 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 2.45% gay households. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  • Mount Vernon
  • Lamar
  • Brookfield

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Missouri

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Pacific 2,532 2.45%
2 Lake St. Louis 6,032 2.39%
3 Riverside 1,365 2.34%
4 Aurora 3,120 2.18%
5 Wright City 1,200 1.83%
6 Shrewsbury 3,099 1.68%
7 Carthage 5,130 1.52%
8 Ladue 3,276 1.47%
9 Parkville 2,467 1.3%
10 Maryville 4,335 1.29%
11 Town And Country 4,080 1.27%
12 Boonville 3,072 1.24%
13 Richmond Heights 4,056 1.18%
14 Weldon Spring 2,296 0.96%
15 Republic 6,112 0.95%
16 Union 4,410 0.91%
17 Gladstone 11,130 0.86%
18 Jefferson City 16,839 0.86%
19 Berkeley 3,602 0.83%
20 St. Louis 140,455 0.81%
21 Joplin 20,251 0.74%
22 Kansas City 200,420 0.68%
23 Columbia 48,027 0.65%
24 Brentwood 4,031 0.6%
25 Perryville 3,479 0.57%
26 Olivette 2,882 0.56%
27 Blue Springs 19,556 0.55%
28 Des Peres 2,954 0.54%
29 Independence 48,166 0.53%
30 Bridgeton 4,328 0.46%
31 Chillicothe 3,467 0.46%
32 Arnold 8,318 0.38%
33 Florissant 19,824 0.38%
34 St. Joseph 28,666 0.37%
35 Springfield 73,665 0.37%
36 Grandview 9,823 0.35%
37 Hannibal 7,023 0.34%
38 Sikeston 6,871 0.32%
39 Farmington 6,433 0.28%
40 Branson 5,026 0.28%
41 Raytown 12,076 0.26%
42 Raymore 8,091 0.25%
43 Warrensburg 7,355 0.24%
44 Belton 8,896 0.22%
45 St. Peters 22,532 0.21%
46 Cape Girardeau 15,072 0.21%
47 O’fallon 30,766 0.19%
48 Poplar Bluff 6,737 0.18%
49 Ferguson 8,131 0.17%
50 Webster Groves 8,792 0.16%
51 Wildwood 12,233 0.15%
52 Liberty 11,119 0.14%
53 Ballwin 11,903 0.12%
54 Maryland Heights 11,787 0.1%
55 St. Charles 27,872 0.07%
56 Lee’s Summit 36,134 0.04%
57 Portageville 1,265 0.0%
58 Potosi 1,076 0.0%
59 Pleasant Valley 1,126 0.0%
60 Pleasant Hill 2,948 0.0%
61 Plattsburg 1,009 0.0%
62 Platte City 1,822 0.0%
63 Bethany 1,393 0.0%
64 Richmond 2,412 0.0%
65 Pevely 2,273 0.0%
66 Piedmont 1,041 0.0%
67 Normandy 2,370 0.0%
68 North Kansas City 2,398 0.0%
69 Northwoods 1,817 0.0%
70 Oak Grove 2,749 0.0%
71 Odessa 2,029 0.0%
72 Bowling Green 1,353 0.0%
73 Osage Beach 1,854 0.0%
74 Pine Lawn 1,106 0.0%
75 Overland 6,473 0.0%
76 Bonne Terre 1,671 0.0%
77 Pagedale 1,322 0.0%
78 Palmyra 1,431 0.0%
79 Park Hills 3,372 0.0%
80 Bolivar 4,011 0.0%
81 Peculiar 2,017 0.0%
82 Black Jack 2,543 0.0%
83 Ozark 7,115 0.0%
84 Bellefontaine Neighbors 3,972 0.0%
85 Sedalia 8,720 0.0%
86 Rock Hill 1,898 0.0%
87 Ava 1,168 0.0%
88 University City 15,468 0.0%
89 Valley Park 3,003 0.0%
90 Vandalia 1,109 0.0%
91 Versailles 1,023 0.0%
92 Warrenton 3,084 0.0%
93 Warsaw 1,002 0.0%
94 Washington 5,810 0.0%
95 Waynesville 1,898 0.0%
96 Webb City 4,485 0.0%
97 Ashland 1,442 0.0%
98 Wentzville 12,367 0.0%
99 West Plains 5,128 0.0%
100 Willard 2,071 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.

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