These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Missouri 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 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 0.32% of Missouri residents is gay? That ranks as the number 22 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 7,726 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 204 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Missouri for 2019:

  1. Savannah (Photos)
  2. Carrollton (Photos)
  3. Richmond Heights
  4. Webb City (Photos)
  5. Versailles (Photos)
  6. Pacific (Photos)
  7. Crystal City
  8. Berkeley (Photos)
  9. Lake St. Louis (Photos)
  10. Harrisonville

According to the facts, Savannah is the gayest place in Missouri 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 Missouri reading, check out:

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Missouri, 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 204 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 1.73% gay households.

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.

Savannah, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,963
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 34 (33rd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.73% (1st highest)
More on Savannah:  Data | Photos

Savannah is a city and county seat of Andrew County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,057 at the 2010 census.

Carrollton, MO

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 1,543
Rank Last Year: 22 (Up 20)
Gay Households: 22 (44th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.43% (2nd highest)
More on Carrollton:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 4,029
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 56 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.39% (3rd highest)
More on Richmond Heights:  Data

Webb City, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,427
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 61 (16th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.38% (4th highest)
More on Webb City:  Data | Photos

Webb City is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 10,996 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. Webb City also has a police department, a fire department, and animal control services.

Versailles, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,076
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 14 (62nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.3% (5th highest)
More on Versailles:  Data | Photos

Pacific, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,537
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 31 (35th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.22% (6th 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.

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,905
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 9)
Gay Households: 23 (43rd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.21% (7th highest)
More on Crystal City:  Data

Berkeley, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,696
Rank Last Year: 38 (Up 30)
Gay Households: 43 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.16% (8th highest)
More on Berkeley:  Data | Photos

Berkeley is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,978 at the 2010 census. Portions of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport are within the city limits.

Lake St. Louis, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Households: 5,952
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 69 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.16% (9th 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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 4,123
Rank Last Year: 31 (Up 21)
Gay Households: 47 (24th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.14% (10th highest)
More on Harrisonville:  Data

Harrisonville is a city in Cass County, Missouri, United States. The population was 10,019 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Cass County.

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

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:

  • Eldon
  • Carl Junction
  • Moberly

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Missouri

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Savannah 1,963 1.73%
2 Carrollton 1,543 1.43%
3 Richmond Heights 4,029 1.39%
4 Webb City 4,427 1.38%
5 Versailles 1,076 1.3%
6 Pacific 2,537 1.22%
7 Crystal City 1,905 1.21%
8 Berkeley 3,696 1.16%
9 Lake St. Louis 5,952 1.16%
10 Harrisonville 4,123 1.14%
11 Bridgeton 4,439 1.13%
12 Hollister 1,865 1.13%
13 Riverside 1,355 1.11%
14 Des Peres 2,945 1.09%
15 Wright City 1,255 0.96%
16 West Plains 5,150 0.91%
17 St. Louis 139,741 0.89%
18 Maryville 4,501 0.89%
19 Branson 5,039 0.87%
20 Republic 5,844 0.82%
21 Ladue 3,230 0.8%
22 St. Ann 5,631 0.78%
23 Plattsburg 1,051 0.76%
24 Independence 48,197 0.7%
25 Cuba 1,337 0.67%
26 Columbia 47,000 0.67%
27 Weldon Spring 2,247 0.62%
28 Marshfield 2,738 0.62%
29 Kansas City 198,935 0.6%
30 Monroe City 1,033 0.58%
31 Shrewsbury 3,195 0.56%
32 Belton 8,477 0.51%
33 Chillicothe 3,411 0.5%
34 Lebanon 6,097 0.49%
35 Sugar Creek 1,458 0.48%
36 Gladstone 11,085 0.43%
37 Springfield 72,765 0.43%
38 Joplin 21,383 0.43%
39 Florissant 20,542 0.43%
40 Brentwood 3,983 0.43%
41 Warrenton 2,909 0.41%
42 Manchester 7,136 0.41%
43 Webster Groves 8,747 0.4%
44 Glendale 2,252 0.4%
45 Boonville 3,054 0.39%
46 University City 15,536 0.39%
47 Jefferson City 16,723 0.38%
48 Warrensburg 7,271 0.37%
49 Grandview 9,592 0.36%
50 Carthage 5,227 0.36%
51 Palmyra 1,379 0.36%
52 O’fallon 30,354 0.35%
53 Chesterfield 19,422 0.33%
54 Farmington 6,259 0.32%
55 Cameron 2,507 0.32%
56 Hannibal 6,972 0.32%
57 Arnold 8,280 0.31%
58 Bolivar 4,225 0.31%
59 Perryville 3,356 0.3%
60 St. Joseph 28,603 0.28%
61 Olivette 2,874 0.28%
62 Blue Springs 19,412 0.27%
63 St. Peters 22,200 0.26%
64 Maryland Heights 11,548 0.26%
65 St. Charles 27,567 0.25%
66 Cape Girardeau 15,336 0.25%
67 Sunset Hills 3,280 0.24%
68 Caruthersville 2,485 0.24%
69 Overland 6,634 0.24%
70 Creve Coeur 7,959 0.24%
71 Hazelwood 10,736 0.23%
72 Dexter 3,339 0.21%
73 Aurora 3,096 0.19%
74 Festus 4,655 0.19%
75 Lee’s Summit 35,286 0.19%
76 Ferguson 8,225 0.18%
77 Liberty 10,948 0.17%
78 Ballwin 11,612 0.17%
79 Raytown 11,718 0.16%
80 Poplar Bluff 6,939 0.16%
81 Raymore 7,724 0.14%
82 Kirkwood 11,861 0.13%
83 Marshall 4,691 0.13%
84 Sedalia 8,710 0.13%
85 Kirksville 6,556 0.12%
86 Maplewood 4,263 0.12%
87 Wentzville 11,811 0.07%
88 Wildwood 12,064 0.07%
89 Rolla 7,383 0.05%
90 Dardenne Prairie 4,272 0.0%
91 Salem 2,089 0.0%
92 Breckenridge Hills 1,812 0.0%
93 Bowling Green 1,310 0.0%
94 Sikeston 6,807 0.0%
95 Smithville 3,347 0.0%
96 Bonne Terre 1,612 0.0%
97 Scott City 1,672 0.0%
98 Rogersville 1,263 0.0%
99 Buckner 1,166 0.0%
100 Riverview 1,106 0.0%