These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Ohio


We looked at years of data to determine which Ohio cities have the most pride

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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:

  1. Granville (Photos)
  2. Orange
  3. Trenton (Photos)
  4. South Lebanon
  5. Moreland Hills
  6. Yellow Springs
  7. Amberley
  8. Grandview Heights (Photos)
  9. West Union
  10. 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.

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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.

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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.

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1. Granville

Granville, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,466
Gay Households: 82
% Gay Households: 5.59%

2. Orange

Source: Google Maps

Households: 1,334
Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 2.1%

3. Trenton

Trenton, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 4,267
Gay Households: 82
% Gay Households: 1.92%

4. South Lebanon

Source: Google Maps

Households: 1,890
Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 1.9%

5. Moreland Hills

Moreland Hills, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,279
Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 1.88%

6. Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,702
Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 1.76%

7. Amberley

Amberley, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,316
Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 1.67%

8. Grandview Heights

Grandview Heights, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,732
Gay Households: 45
% Gay Households: 1.65%

9. West Union

West Union, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,289
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.63%

10. Oxford

Oxford, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 5,561
Gay 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:

  1. Ada
  2. Harrison
  3. Powell

For more Ohio reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Ohio

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Granville 1 0.06% 1,466 8,200
Orange 2 0.02% 1,334 2,800
Trenton 3 0.02% 4,267 8,200
South Lebanon 4 0.02% 1,890 3,600
Moreland Hills 5 0.02% 1,279 2,400
Yellow Springs 6 0.02% 1,702 3,000
Amberley 7 0.02% 1,316 2,200
Grandview Heights 8 0.02% 2,732 4,500
West Union 9 0.02% 1,289 2,100
Oxford 10 0.02% 5,561 8,900
New Lexington 11 0.02% 1,684 2,600
Bexley 12 0.01% 4,532 6,100
Silverton 13 0.01% 2,456 3,200
Buckeye Lake 14 0.01% 1,234 1,400
Lockland 15 0.01% 1,322 1,500
Canal Winchester 16 0.01% 2,738 3,100
Sidney 17 0.01% 8,456 9,000
Carrollton 18 0.01% 1,228 1,200
Montpelier 19 0.01% 1,637 1,500
Defiance 20 0.01% 6,917 6,300
Bellefontaine 21 0.01% 5,447 4,800
Columbus 22 0.01% 329,994 291,700
Fostoria 23 0.01% 5,453 4,800
Eaton 24 0.01% 3,289 2,900
Parma Heights 25 0.01% 8,936 7,700
Ironton 26 0.01% 4,468 3,800
Whitehouse 27 0.01% 1,570 1,300
Blue Ash 28 0.01% 5,299 4,400
Delta 29 0.01% 1,336 1,100
Alliance 30 0.01% 8,706 7,100
Bowling Green 31 0.01% 11,007 8,900
University Heights 32 0.01% 4,666 3,800
Ottawa Hills 33 0.01% 1,645 1,300
Berea 34 0.01% 7,447 5,800
Lakewood 35 0.01% 24,573 19,000
Westerville 36 0.01% 13,827 10,600
Wellington 37 0.01% 1,815 1,400
Cleveland Heights 38 0.01% 19,530 14,500
Chillicothe 39 0.01% 9,281 6,600
Enon 40 0.01% 1,278 900
Richmond Heights 41 0.01% 4,848 3,400
Martins Ferry 42 0.01% 2,882 2,000
Fairborn 43 0.01% 14,149 9,800
Forest Park 44 0.01% 7,139 4,900
Campbell 45 0.01% 3,311 2,300
Delaware 46 0.01% 13,858 9,600
Carey 47 0.01% 1,597 1,100
Sharonville 48 0.01% 6,134 4,200
Centerville 49 0.01% 10,755 7,200
Brecksville 50 0.01% 5,240 3,500
Middleburg Heights 51 0.01% 6,764 4,500
Whitehall 52 0.01% 7,359 4,900
Dublin 53 0.01% 15,068 10,100
Shadyside 54 0.01% 1,673 1,100
Evendale 55 0.01% 1,067 700
Rocky River 56 0.01% 8,822 5,700
Dayton 57 0.01% 57,367 37,500
Hicksville 58 0.01% 1,398 900
Crestline 59 0.01% 1,876 1,200
Cleveland 60 0.01% 166,650 107,400
Mayfield 61 0.01% 1,410 900
Akron 62 0.01% 83,021 53,000
Marietta 63 0.01% 6,047 3,800
Grafton 64 0.01% 1,428 900
Cleves 65 0.01% 1,117 700
London 66 0.01% 3,944 2,500
Newark 67 0.01% 19,719 12,200
North College Hill 68 0.01% 4,134 2,500
Independence 69 0.01% 2,688 1,600
Cincinnati 70 0.01% 131,160 78,000
Huber Heights 71 0.01% 15,159 8,900
Seven Hills 72 0.01% 4,879 2,900
Canton 73 0.01% 29,874 17,500
Maumee 74 0.01% 5,899 3,400
Greenhills 75 0.01% 1,412 800
South Euclid 76 0.01% 8,925 5,100
Deer Park 77 0.01% 2,493 1,400
Maple Heights 78 0.01% 9,758 5,300
Norwalk 79 0.01% 6,725 3,600
Macedonia 80 0.01% 4,434 2,400
West Carrollton 81 0.01% 6,120 3,300
Reading 82 0.01% 4,489 2,400
Bucyrus 83 0.01% 5,293 2,800
Munroe Falls 84 0.01% 2,115 1,100
Swanton 85 0.01% 1,563 800
North Royalton 86 0.01% 12,511 6,300
Highland Heights 87 0.01% 3,170 1,600
Ravenna 88 0.01% 5,036 2,500
Sunbury 89 0.01% 1,796 900
Lima 90 0.01% 14,125 7,000
Reynoldsburg 91 0.0% 14,216 6,900
Aurora 92 0.0% 6,181 3,000
Washington Court House 93 0.0% 5,838 2,800
Strongsville 94 0.0% 17,403 8,100
Westlake 95 0.0% 13,547 6,300
Mcdonald 96 0.0% 1,311 600
Youngstown 97 0.0% 26,477 11,900
Parma 98 0.0% 33,400 14,900
Nelsonville 99 0.0% 1,794 800
Tipp City 100 0.0% 3,903 1,700

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