Gayest Places In Ohio For 2020


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth 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 0.3% of Ohio residents is gay? That ranks as the number 18 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 15,398 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 345 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Ohio for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Ohio For 2020

  1. Granville (Photos)
  2. Buckeye Lake (Photos)
  3. Grandview Heights (Photos)
  4. Bryan (Photos)
  5. Jefferson (Photos)
  6. West Milton (Photos)
  7. Oxford (Photos)
  8. Eaton (Photos)
  9. Pataskala (Photos)
  10. Whitehouse

What’s the gayest place in Ohio? According to the facts, Granville is the gayest place in Ohio for 2020.

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:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Ohio For 2020

Granville, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Households: 1,387
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 37 (60th highest)
% Gay Households: 5.34% (1st 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.

Buckeye Lake, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,156
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 19 (110th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.29% (2nd highest)
More on Buckeye Lake:  Data | Photos

Grandview Heights, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Households: 3,409
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 62 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.76% (3rd highest)
More on Grandview Heights:  Data | Photos

Bryan, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,851
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 62 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.34% (4th 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.

Jefferson, OH

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,311
Rank Last Year: 327 (Up 322)
Gay Households: 34 (64th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.29% (5th highest)
More on Jefferson:  Data | Photos

West Milton, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,019
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 22 (96th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.18% (6th highest)
More on West Milton:  Data | Photos

Oxford, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 6,273
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Gay Households: 58 (36th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.85% (7th highest)
More on Oxford:  Data | Photos

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.

Eaton, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,414
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 33 (67th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.64% (8th highest)
More on Eaton:  Data | Photos

Eaton is a city in and the county seat of Preble County, Ohio, United States. The population was 8,407 at the 2010 census. Eaton’s sister city is Rdental bei Coburg.

Pataskala, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 5,434
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 39 (54th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.44% (9th highest)
More on Pataskala:  Data | Photos

Pataskala is a city in Licking County, Ohio, United States. The population was 14,962 at the 2010 census. Pataskala was a small community until 1996, when what was then the village of Pataskala merged with Lima Township, vastly increasing its population and geographic area.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,708
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 31 (72nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.41% (10th highest)
More on Whitehouse:  Data

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Ohio for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in Ohio, we used the 2014-2018 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 345 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 5.34% gay households. You can download the data here.

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 For 2020

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:

  • Mayfield
  • Ironton
  • Loveland

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Ohio

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Granville 1,387 5.34%
2 Buckeye Lake 1,156 3.29%
3 Grandview Heights 3,409 2.76%
4 Bryan 3,851 2.34%
5 Jefferson 1,311 2.29%
6 West Milton 2,019 2.18%
7 Oxford 6,273 1.85%
8 Eaton 3,414 1.64%
9 Pataskala 5,434 1.44%
10 Whitehouse 1,708 1.41%
11 Golf Manor 1,462 1.37%
12 Enon 1,102 1.27%
13 Milford 3,177 1.26%
14 Seven Hills 4,997 1.2%
15 North Kingsville 1,066 1.13%
16 Sunbury 1,796 1.11%
17 Canton 30,405 1.09%
18 Lakewood 24,671 1.05%
19 Belpre 2,870 1.05%
20 Avon Lake 9,389 0.98%
21 Washington Court House 5,973 0.97%
22 Columbus 352,543 0.89%
23 Bay Village 6,078 0.89%
24 Mount Vernon 6,996 0.89%
25 Niles 8,294 0.84%
26 Blue Ash 4,929 0.81%
27 Archbold 1,742 0.8%
28 Girard 4,337 0.78%
29 Grove City 15,607 0.77%
30 Perrysburg 8,679 0.76%
31 Newark 19,866 0.74%
32 Alliance 8,678 0.74%
33 Reynoldsburg 14,291 0.73%
34 Logan 2,831 0.71%
35 Cleveland 169,365 0.69%
36 Oregon 8,352 0.67%
37 Galion 4,290 0.65%
38 University Heights 4,432 0.63%
39 Cincinnati 137,281 0.62%
40 Salem 4,888 0.61%
41 Port Clinton 2,650 0.6%
42 Bowling Green 11,314 0.6%
43 Rocky River 9,155 0.59%
44 Kettering 25,042 0.58%
45 Amherst 4,835 0.58%
46 Nelsonville 1,743 0.57%
47 Cheviot 3,851 0.57%
48 Tallmadge 7,062 0.57%
49 Wyoming 3,186 0.56%
50 Berea 7,149 0.56%
51 Deer Park 2,517 0.56%
52 Cleveland Heights 18,831 0.53%
53 Amelia 1,890 0.53%
54 North Ridgeville 12,572 0.52%
55 Delaware 14,203 0.49%
56 Urbana 4,876 0.49%
57 Fairborn 14,559 0.47%
58 Whitehall 7,137 0.45%
59 North Olmsted 13,018 0.45%
60 North Royalton 12,657 0.44%
61 Westerville 14,536 0.44%
62 Marion 12,933 0.43%
63 New Franklin 5,567 0.43%
64 Beavercreek 19,082 0.4%
65 Richmond Heights 4,669 0.39%
66 London 4,209 0.38%
67 Vandalia 6,841 0.38%
68 Middleburg Heights 6,878 0.38%
69 Bucyrus 5,307 0.38%
70 Franklin 4,859 0.37%
71 Mentor-On-The-Lake 3,332 0.36%
72 Barberton 10,982 0.35%
73 Mayfield Heights 9,259 0.35%
74 Wadsworth 9,297 0.34%
75 Youngstown 27,457 0.33%
76 Mentor 19,534 0.33%
77 Toledo 117,864 0.33%
78 Marietta 5,750 0.31%
79 Springfield 24,357 0.31%
80 Akron 84,761 0.31%
81 New Bremen 1,333 0.3%
82 Zanesville 10,876 0.29%
83 Trotwood 10,440 0.29%
84 Clayton 4,890 0.29%
85 Fostoria 5,614 0.29%
86 Sandusky 10,913 0.27%
87 Parma 33,551 0.27%
88 Wooster 11,065 0.27%
89 Maumee 5,925 0.27%
90 Athens 6,733 0.27%
91 Shaker Heights 11,092 0.25%
92 Springboro 6,342 0.25%
93 Wapakoneta 4,107 0.24%
94 Ashtabula 7,561 0.24%
95 Kent 10,617 0.23%
96 Euclid 22,627 0.22%
97 Cuyahoga Falls 21,792 0.22%
98 Dayton 57,704 0.2%
99 Hamilton 24,817 0.2%
100 Xenia 11,021 0.2%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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