These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Pennsylvania For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the gayest places in Pennsylvania.

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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 0.31% of Pennsylvania residents is gay? That ranks as the number 26 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 15,683 gay households in The Keystone State.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Pennsylvania.

After analyzing 381 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Pennsylvania for 2019:

  1. Churchill (Photos)
  2. New Hope (Photos)
  3. Slippery Rock (Photos)
  4. Wilson (Photos)
  5. Red Hill (Photos)
  6. Somerset (Photos)
  7. Mount Penn (Photos)
  8. Manchester (Photos)
  9. Lewisburg (Photos)
  10. Tyrone (Photos)

According to the facts, Churchill is the gayest place in Pennsylvania for 2019.

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 Pennsylvania reading, check out:

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Pennsylvania for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in Pennsylvania, we used the 2013-2017 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 381 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 2.76% gay households.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Pennsylvania. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.

Churchill, PA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 1,270
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 35 (34th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.76% (1st highest)
More on Churchill:  Data | Photos

New Hope, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,164
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 28 (48th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.41% (2nd highest)
More on New Hope:  Data | Photos

Slippery Rock, PA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 1,089
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Gay Households: 26 (52nd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.39% (3rd highest)
More on Slippery Rock:  Data | Photos

Wilson, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,950
Rank Last Year: 77 (Up 73)
Gay Households: 63 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.14% (4th highest)
More on Wilson:  Data | Photos

Wilson is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley region, and is adjacent to the city of Easton.

Red Hill, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,039
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Gay Households: 21 (66th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.02% (5th highest)
More on Red Hill:  Data | Photos

Somerset, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,809
Rank Last Year: 166 (Up 160)
Gay Households: 49 (20th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.74% (6th highest)
More on Somerset:  Data | Photos

Somerset is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,277 at the 2010 census. The borough is surrounded by Somerset Township. It is the county seat of Somerset County. Somerset is just off Exit 110 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Somerset is the principal city of the Somerset, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, and is also one of two cities, the other being Johnstown, that make up the larger Johnstown-Somerset, PA Combined Statistical Area.

Mount Penn, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,256
Rank Last Year: 94 (Up 87)
Gay Households: 21 (66th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.67% (7th highest)
More on Mount Penn:  Data | Photos

Manchester, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,207
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 20 (70th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.66% (8th highest)
More on Manchester:  Data | Photos

Lewisburg, PA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,999
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 33 (37th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.65% (9th highest)
More on Lewisburg:  Data | Photos

Lewisburg is a borough in Union County, Pennsylvania, United States, 30 miles south by southeast of Williamsport and 60 miles north of Harrisburg. In the past, it was the commercial center for a fertile grain and general farming region. The population was 5,620 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Union County. Located in central Pennsylvania, on the West Branch Susquehanna River, Lewisburg is northwest of Sunbury. It is home to Bucknell University and is near the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. Its 19th-century downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places. Lewisburg is the principal city of the Lewisburg, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, and is also part of the larger Bloomsburg-Berwick-Sunbury, PA Combined Statistical Area.

Tyrone, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 2,220
Rank Last Year: 31 (Up 21)
Gay Households: 36 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.62% (10th highest)
More on Tyrone:  Data | Photos

Tyrone is a borough in Blair County, Pennsylvania, 15 miles northeast of Altoona, on the Little Juniata River. Tyrone was of considerable commercial importance in the twentieth century. It was an outlet for the Clearfield coal fields, and it was noted for the manufacture of paper products. There were planing mills, and chemical and candy factories. In 1900, 5,847 people lived here; in 1910, 7,176; and in 1940, 8,845 people resided here. The population was 5,477 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for County Tyrone in Ireland.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Pennsylvania For 2019

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Pennsylvania, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Pennsylvania:

  • Manheim
  • Irwin
  • Luzerne

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Pennsylvania

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Churchill 1,270 2.76%
2 New Hope 1,164 2.41%
3 Slippery Rock 1,089 2.39%
4 Wilson 2,950 2.14%
5 Red Hill 1,039 2.02%
6 Somerset 2,809 1.74%
7 Mount Penn 1,256 1.67%
8 Manchester 1,207 1.66%
9 Lewisburg 1,999 1.65%
10 Tyrone 2,220 1.62%
11 Mahanoy City 1,547 1.62%
12 Forest Hills 3,162 1.58%
13 Spring City 1,490 1.48%
14 Edgewood 1,569 1.47%
15 Homestead 1,395 1.36%
16 Catasauqua 2,736 1.32%
17 West View 3,076 1.3%
18 Larksville 1,863 1.29%
19 Brookville 1,717 1.28%
20 Etna 1,484 1.28%
21 Denver 1,497 1.27%
22 Danville 2,291 1.27%
23 Northumberland 1,664 1.2%
24 Jersey Shore 1,689 1.18%
25 Mechanicsburg 4,201 1.14%
26 Kenhorst 1,083 1.11%
27 Lancaster 21,886 1.11%
28 Rockledge 1,087 1.1%
29 Laureldale 1,552 1.1%
30 Johnstown 9,582 1.04%
31 Ephrata 5,750 1.04%
32 Swissvale 4,411 1.04%
33 Sewickley 1,742 1.03%
34 Camp Hill 3,194 1.0%
35 Lehighton 2,219 0.99%
36 Philipsburg 1,317 0.99%
37 Portage 1,137 0.97%
38 Emmaus 4,978 0.96%
39 Conshohocken 3,957 0.96%
40 Dickson City 2,527 0.95%
41 Marietta 1,083 0.92%
42 Lansdowne 4,414 0.91%
43 New Cumberland 3,544 0.9%
44 Darby 3,218 0.9%
45 Coplay 1,446 0.9%
46 York 16,510 0.86%
47 Crafton 2,800 0.86%
48 Dubois 3,295 0.85%
49 Carnegie 3,879 0.82%
50 Mansfield 1,339 0.82%
51 Aldan 1,736 0.81%
52 Washington 5,571 0.79%
53 Zelienople 1,782 0.79%
54 Coraopolis 2,808 0.78%
55 Baldwin 8,217 0.77%
56 Hatfield 1,195 0.75%
57 Emsworth 1,203 0.75%
58 Ingram 1,606 0.75%
59 Steelton 2,100 0.71%
60 West Chester 6,876 0.71%
61 Elizabet 4,008 0.7%
62 Brackenridge 1,440 0.69%
63 Schuylkill Haven 2,162 0.69%
64 Mckees Rocks 2,824 0.67%
65 Wyomissing 4,378 0.66%
66 Bloomsburg 4,680 0.66%
67 Wilkinsburg 8,676 0.65%
68 Pittsburgh 134,820 0.64%
69 Phoenixville 7,273 0.63%
70 Easton 9,521 0.63%
71 South Williamsport 2,698 0.63%
72 Lansford 1,764 0.62%
73 Meadville 5,376 0.61%
74 North Wales 1,316 0.61%
75 Athens 1,326 0.6%
76 Olyphant 2,334 0.6%
77 Curwensville 1,029 0.58%
78 Kittanning 1,904 0.58%
79 North East 1,734 0.58%
80 Morrisville 3,520 0.57%
81 Ambler 2,650 0.57%
82 Northampton 4,095 0.56%
83 Wormleysburg 1,436 0.56%
84 Brentwood 3,976 0.55%
85 Sellersville 1,635 0.55%
86 Norri 12,616 0.55%
87 Bangor 2,014 0.55%
88 Narberth 1,857 0.54%
89 Morton 1,119 0.54%
90 Allentown 41,935 0.53%
91 Chalfont 1,539 0.52%
92 Oakmont 3,093 0.52%
93 Birdsboro 1,980 0.51%
94 Doyle 3,771 0.5%
95 Philadelphia 591,280 0.48%
96 Williamsport 11,253 0.48%
97 Harrisburg 20,188 0.47%
98 Pitcairn 1,498 0.47%
99 Franklin 2,808 0.46%
100 Sugarcreek 2,171 0.46%