These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Ohio 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 Ohio.

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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 0.35% of Ohio residents is gay? That ranks as the number 19 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 16,104 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 355 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Ohio for 2019:

  1. Moreland Hills (Photos)
  2. Granville (Photos)
  3. Whitehouse
  4. Deer Park (Photos)
  5. Grandview Heights (Photos)
  6. Trenton (Photos)
  7. Buckeye Lake (Photos)
  8. New Lexington (Photos)
  9. Bryan (Photos)
  10. Wellington (Photos)

According to the facts, Moreland Hills is the gayest place in Ohio 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 Ohio reading, check out:

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Ohio, 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 355 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 2.38% 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.

Moreland Hills, OH

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Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Households: 1,305
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 31 (69th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.38% (1st highest)
More on Moreland Hills:  Data | Photos

Granville, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Households: 1,361
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 31 (69th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.28% (2nd highest)
More on Granville:  Data | Photos

Granville is a village in Licking County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,646 at the 2010 census. The village is located in a rural area of rolling hills in central Ohio. It is 35 miles east of Columbus, the state capital, and 7 miles west of Newark, the county seat.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,594
Rank Last Year: 41 (Up 38)
Gay Households: 28 (76th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.76% (3rd highest)
More on Whitehouse:  Data

Deer Park, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,511
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 43 (52nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.71% (4th highest)
More on Deer Park:  Data | Photos

Deer Park is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,736 at the 2010 census.

Grandview Heights, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Households: 3,203
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 49 (46th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.53% (5th highest)
More on Grandview Heights:  Data | Photos

Trenton, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 4,207
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 64 (33rd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.52% (6th highest)
More on Trenton:  Data | Photos

Trenton is a city in northeastern Butler County, Ohio, United States, west of Middletown. Originally in Madison Township, it later annexed land in Wayne Township. The population was 11,869 at the 2010 census.

Buckeye Lake, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,156
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 16 (126th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.38% (7th highest)
More on Buckeye Lake:  Data | Photos

New Lexington, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,879
Rank Last Year: 53 (Up 45)
Gay Households: 25 (88th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.33% (8th highest)
More on New Lexington:  Data | Photos

Bryan, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,760
Rank Last Year: 134 (Up 125)
Gay Households: 49 (46th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.3% (9th highest)
More on Bryan:  Data | Photos

Bryan is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, Ohio, United States, in the state’s northwestern corner. The population was 8,545 at the 2010 census.

Wellington, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,071
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 26 (82nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.26% (10th highest)
More on Wellington:  Data | Photos

Wellington is a village in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The population was 4,802 at the 2010 census.

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

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:

  • Ada
  • Georg
  • Golf Manor

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Ohio

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Moreland Hills 1,305 2.38%
2 Granville 1,361 2.28%
3 Whitehouse 1,594 1.76%
4 Deer Park 2,511 1.71%
5 Grandview Heights 3,203 1.53%
6 Trenton 4,207 1.52%
7 Buckeye Lake 1,156 1.38%
8 New Lexington 1,879 1.33%
9 Bryan 3,760 1.3%
10 Wellington 2,071 1.26%
11 Lockland 1,442 1.25%
12 Oxford 6,006 1.18%
13 Jefferson 1,292 1.16%
14 Pickerington 6,801 1.15%
15 Campbell 3,374 1.13%
16 Painesville 7,272 1.09%
17 Lakewood 24,540 0.99%
18 Logan 2,989 0.97%
19 Avon 7,866 0.97%
20 Sunbury 1,683 0.95%
21 Yellow Springs 1,808 0.94%
22 Bexley 4,578 0.94%
23 Niles 8,239 0.91%
24 Fairport Harbor 1,490 0.87%
25 Newark 19,812 0.86%
26 Bowling Green 11,291 0.85%
27 Columbus 345,282 0.83%
28 Cleveland Heights 19,041 0.82%
29 South Euclid 9,007 0.82%
30 Belpre 2,953 0.81%
31 Whitehall 7,396 0.81%
32 Reynoldsburg 14,478 0.81%
33 Alliance 8,827 0.8%
34 Marietta 5,764 0.8%
35 Hubbard 3,395 0.8%
36 Bucyrus 5,324 0.79%
37 Enon 1,166 0.77%
38 Seven Hills 4,927 0.77%
39 West Milton 1,995 0.75%
40 Chillicothe 9,162 0.73%
41 East Palestine 1,809 0.72%
42 Nelsonville 1,693 0.71%
43 Delta 1,299 0.69%
44 South Point 1,600 0.69%
45 Westerville 14,604 0.66%
46 South Lebanon 1,702 0.65%
47 Fairfield 16,812 0.64%
48 Cincinnati 136,180 0.64%
49 Carey 1,436 0.63%
50 Delaware 14,251 0.62%
51 Greenhills 1,453 0.62%
52 Berea 7,149 0.62%
53 Cheviot 3,788 0.61%
54 Highland Heights 3,167 0.6%
55 Pataskala 5,449 0.59%
56 Canton 30,530 0.59%
57 North Olmsted 13,157 0.59%
58 Eaton 3,445 0.58%
59 Rocky River 8,965 0.58%
60 Canfield 3,104 0.58%
61 Harrison 4,506 0.58%
62 Wapakoneta 4,016 0.57%
63 Sidney 8,419 0.57%
64 Bay Village 6,062 0.56%
65 Cleveland 168,496 0.56%
66 Middlefield 1,260 0.56%
67 Kettering 24,992 0.54%
68 Powell 4,263 0.54%
69 Fairborn 14,242 0.53%
70 Tiffin 6,633 0.53%
71 West Carrollton 5,750 0.52%
72 North Kingsville 1,163 0.52%
73 Grove City 15,125 0.52%
74 Kenton 3,325 0.51%
75 Uhrichsville 2,166 0.51%
76 Hicksville 1,394 0.5%
77 North Ridgeville 12,381 0.5%
78 Mason 12,192 0.5%
79 Huron 3,011 0.5%
80 Girard 4,246 0.49%
81 Oakwood 3,456 0.49%
82 Springfield 24,531 0.49%
83 Tipp City 4,106 0.49%
84 Middletown 19,612 0.48%
85 Ravenna 5,175 0.48%
86 Richmond Heights 4,763 0.48%
87 Canal Winchester 2,918 0.48%
88 Toledo 118,215 0.47%
89 Findlay 18,432 0.46%
90 Fairview Park 7,220 0.46%
91 Fostoria 5,502 0.45%
92 Maple Heights 9,358 0.45%
93 Gahanna 13,509 0.44%
94 Springboro 6,320 0.44%
95 Washington Court House 5,937 0.44%
96 Blue Ash 4,831 0.43%
97 Mount Vernon 6,925 0.43%
98 New Philadelphia 7,013 0.43%
99 London 4,213 0.43%
100 Willoughby 10,789 0.42%