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 0.37% of Ohio residents is gay? That ranks 22 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 355 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Ohio:

  1. Granville (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Orange (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Deer Park (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Grandview Heights (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Lockland (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Moreland Hills (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Campbell (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Amberley (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Oxford (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Trenton (Photos | Jobs)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Ohio reading, check out:

1. Granville

Granville, Ohio

Households: 1,410
Gay Households: 73
% Gay Households: 5.18%
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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.

2. Orange

Orange, Ohio

Households: 1,295
Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 2.24%
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3. Deer Park

Deer Park, Ohio

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Households: 2,561
Gay Households: 45
% Gay Households: 1.76%
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Deer Park is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,736 at the 2010 census.

4. Grandview Heights

Grandview Heights, Ohio

Households: 3,040
Gay Households: 51
% Gay Households: 1.68%
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5. Lockland

Lockland, Ohio

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Households: 1,444
Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 1.66%
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6. Moreland Hills

Moreland Hills, Ohio

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Households: 1,277
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.64%
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7. Campbell

Campbell, Ohio

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Households: 3,327
Gay Households: 53
% Gay Households: 1.59%
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8. Amberley

Amberley, Ohio

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Households: 1,243
Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.53%
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9. Oxford

Oxford, Ohio

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Households: 5,877
Gay Households: 89
% Gay Households: 1.51%
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Oxford is a city in northwestern Butler County, Ohio, United States, in the southwestern portion of the state. It lies in Oxford Township, originally called the College Township. The population was 21,371 at the 2010 census. This college town was founded as a home for Miami University. In 2014, Oxford was rated by Forbes as the “Best College Town” in the United States, based on a high percentage of students per capita and part-time jobs, and a low occurrence of brain-drain.

10. Trenton

Trenton, Ohio

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Households: 4,209
Gay Households: 61
% Gay Households: 1.45%
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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.

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Ohio, we used the 2011-2016 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, Granville ended up being the the most gay place with 5.18% 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.

There You Have It — The Most LGBT Friendly Cities in Ohio

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. Mayfield Heights
  2. Madison
  3. Montpelier

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Ohio

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 Granville 5.18% 73 1,410
2 Orange 2.24% 29 1,295
3 Deer Park 1.76% 45 2,561
4 Grandview Heights 1.68% 51 3,040
5 Lockland 1.66% 24 1,444
6 Moreland Hills 1.64% 21 1,277
7 Campbell 1.59% 53 3,327
8 Amberley 1.53% 19 1,243
9 Oxford 1.51% 89 5,877
10 Trenton 1.45% 61 4,209
11 Yellow Springs 1.33% 24 1,800
12 Buckeye Lake 1.31% 15 1,142
13 Wellington 1.24% 24 1,932
14 Bexley 1.23% 56 4,539
15 Pickerington 1.15% 76 6,623
16 Painesville 1.14% 84 7,369
17 Whitehall 1.02% 77 7,536
18 Canal Winchester 1.01% 29 2,880
19 Sunbury 0.95% 16 1,679
20 Westerville 0.95% 138 14,538
21 Nelsonville 0.95% 17 1,794
22 Carrollton 0.93% 12 1,290
23 Enon 0.9% 11 1,216
24 Lakewood 0.9% 219 24,465
25 Fostoria 0.89% 49 5,477
26 West Carrollton 0.88% 53 5,997
27 Eaton 0.88% 30 3,401
28 Niles 0.88% 73 8,302
29 South Lebanon 0.86% 15 1,738
30 Logan 0.86% 27 3,140
31 Avon 0.85% 66 7,798
32 Newark 0.84% 166 19,683
33 Columbus 0.84% 2,861 340,268
34 South Euclid 0.82% 72 8,803
35 Sidney 0.82% 68 8,328
36 Bowling Green 0.81% 91 11,251
37 Alliance 0.79% 68 8,581
38 Cleveland Heights 0.79% 151 19,057
39 West Milton 0.78% 15 1,923
40 Chillicothe 0.78% 72 9,281
41 Whitehouse 0.76% 12 1,569
42 Bucyrus 0.73% 39 5,360
43 Miamisburg 0.72% 59 8,163
44 Fairport Harbor 0.72% 10 1,395
45 Pataskala 0.7% 39 5,569
46 Huron 0.7% 21 3,001
47 Highland Heights 0.7% 22 3,159
48 North Kingsville 0.69% 8 1,167
49 Kettering 0.68% 170 25,076
50 Ravenna 0.68% 34 5,022
51 Fairfield 0.67% 113 16,824
52 North Olmsted 0.66% 87 13,095
53 New Lexington 0.66% 12 1,817
54 South Point 0.65% 10 1,529
55 Cincinnati 0.63% 849 134,648
56 Rocky River 0.63% 56 8,892
57 Canton 0.61% 185 30,542
58 Mayfield 0.6% 9 1,489
59 Oakwood 0.6% 21 3,488
60 Delta 0.6% 8 1,333
61 Powell 0.58% 24 4,127
62 Tipp City 0.57% 23 4,054
63 Marietta 0.56% 33 5,876
64 Hicksville 0.56% 8 1,431
65 Delaware 0.56% 78 13,991
66 Cleveland 0.55% 914 167,067
67 Reynoldsburg 0.53% 77 14,476
68 Springfield 0.53% 130 24,474
69 Montgomery 0.52% 20 3,827
70 Maple Heights 0.51% 48 9,368
71 Kenton 0.51% 16 3,161
72 East Palestine 0.5% 9 1,791
73 Hartville 0.5% 6 1,196
74 Springboro 0.5% 31 6,192
75 Gahanna 0.5% 66 13,189
76 Zanesville 0.5% 55 11,051
77 Bay Village 0.5% 30 6,045
78 Middletown 0.5% 97 19,584
79 New Boston 0.5% 5 1,010
80 Findlay 0.49% 89 18,055
81 Olmsted Falls 0.49% 18 3,679
82 Middlefield 0.49% 6 1,231
83 Defiance 0.49% 34 6,978
84 Berea 0.49% 35 7,198
85 London 0.49% 20 4,119
86 Greenhills 0.48% 7 1,445
87 Carlisle 0.48% 9 1,872
88 Norwalk 0.48% 32 6,708
89 North Ridgeville 0.47% 58 12,249
90 Fairborn 0.47% 69 14,642
91 Athens 0.47% 32 6,877
92 Dayton 0.46% 266 57,432
93 Silverton 0.45% 11 2,440
94 Toledo 0.44% 525 118,451
95 Harrison 0.44% 18 4,112
96 Trotwood 0.44% 45 10,305
97 Ottawa Hills 0.43% 7 1,610
98 Akron 0.43% 366 84,385
99 Milford 0.43% 13 3,021
100 Crestline 0.43% 8 1,876

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