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
- Granville (Photos)
- Buckeye Lake (Photos)
- Grandview Heights (Photos)
- Bryan (Photos)
- Jefferson (Photos)
- West Milton (Photos)
- Oxford (Photos)
- Eaton (Photos)
- Pataskala (Photos)
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 31 (72nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.41% (10th highest)
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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:
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Ohio
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