When the Supreme Court recently 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 0.41% of Ohio residents is gay? That ranks 27 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Buckeye State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Ohio.
After analyzing 357 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Ohio:
- Granville (Photos)
- Trenton (Photos)
- South Lebanon
- Moreland Hills (Photos)
- Yellow Springs (Photos)
- Amberley (Photos)
- Grandview Heights (Photos)
- West Union (Photos)
- Oxford (Photos)
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. You can also check out the most conservative places in Ohio.
How do you determine the gayest city in Ohio?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Ohio, we used the 2009-2014 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 357 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Granville ended up being the the most gay place with 5.59% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Ohio. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
Population: 1,466Gay Households: 82
% Gay Households: 5.59%
Population: 1,334 Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 2.1%
Population: 4,267Gay Households: 82
% Gay Households: 1.92%
4. South Lebanon
Population: 1,890 Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 1.9%
5. Moreland Hills
Population: 1,279Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 1.88%
6. Yellow Springs
Population: 1,702Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 1.76%
Population: 1,316Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 1.67%
8. Grandview Heights
Population: 2,732Gay Households: 45
% Gay Households: 1.65%
9. West Union
Population: 1,289Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.63%
Population: 5,561Gay Households: 89
% Gay Households: 1.6%
There You Have It
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Ohio, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Ohio:
For more Ohio reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Live In Ohio
- These Are Ohio’s 10 Hottest (and Ugliest) Cities – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Cities In Ohio That Enjoy Reefer The Most – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Ohio
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|North College Hill||68||0.01%|
|Washington Court House||93||0.0%|