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:
- Granville (Photos | Jobs)
- Orange (Photos | Jobs)
- Deer Park (Photos | Jobs)
- Grandview Heights (Photos | Jobs)
- Lockland (Photos | Jobs)
- Moreland Hills (Photos | Jobs)
- Campbell (Photos | Jobs)
- Amberley (Photos | Jobs)
- Oxford (Photos | Jobs)
- Trenton (Photos | Jobs)
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Ohio reading, check out:
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.
3. Deer Park
Deer Park is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,736 at the 2010 census.
4. Grandview Heights
6. Moreland Hills
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.
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:
- Mayfield Heights
For more Ohio reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Ohio
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