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
- Pacific (Photos)
- Lake St. Louis (Photos)
- Riverside (Photos)
- Aurora (Photos)
- Wright City (Photos)
- Carthage (Photos)
- Ladue (Photos)
- Parkville (Photos)
- 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.
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The 10 Gayest Cities In Missouri For 2020
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.
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.
Aurora is a city in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States. The population was 7,508 at the 2010 census.
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 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 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 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 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
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Missouri
|2||Lake St. Louis||6,032|
|11||Town And Country||4,080|
|68||North Kansas City||2,398|