These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Pennsylvania


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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 0.42% of Pennsylvania residents is gay? That ranks 24 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 383 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Pennsylvania:

  1. Upland
  2. New Hope
  3. North Braddock
  4. Muncy
  5. Crafton (Photos)
  6. Red Hill
  7. Edgewood
  8. Tyrone (Photos)
  9. Wilkinsburg (Photos)
  10. Edinboro (Photos)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. You can also check out the most conservative places in Pennsylvania.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Pennsylvania?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Pennsylvania, we used the 2009-2014 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 383 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

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In the end, Upland ended up being the the most gay place with 3.91% 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.

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1. Upland

Upland, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,125
Gay Households: 44
% Gay Households: 3.91%

2. New Hope

New Hope, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,247
Gay Households: 46
% Gay Households: 3.69%

3. North Braddock

North Braddock, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,170
Gay Households: 52
% Gay Households: 2.4%

4. Muncy

Muncy, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,100
Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 2.36%

5. Crafton

Crafton, Pennsylvania

Source: Flickr

Households: 2,731
Gay Households: 64
% Gay Households: 2.34%

6. Red Hill

Red Hill, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,087
Gay Households: 25
% Gay Households: 2.3%

7. Edgewood

Edgewood, Pennsylvania

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,507
Gay Households: 32
% Gay Households: 2.12%

8. Tyrone

Tyrone, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,131
Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 1.88%

9. Wilkinsburg

Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 8,014
Gay Households: 149
% Gay Households: 1.86%

10. Edinboro

Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Source: Flickr

Households: 2,349
Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 1.79%

There You Have It

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:

  1. Macungie
  2. Jessup
  3. Malvern

For more Pennsylvania reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Pennsylvania

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Upland 1 0.04% 1,125 4,400
New Hope 2 0.04% 1,247 4,600
North Braddock 3 0.02% 2,170 5,200
Muncy 4 0.02% 1,100 2,600
Crafton 5 0.02% 2,731 6,400
Red Hill 6 0.02% 1,087 2,500
Edgewood 7 0.02% 1,507 3,200
Tyrone 8 0.02% 2,131 4,000
Wilkinsburg 9 0.02% 8,014 14,900
Edinboro 10 0.02% 2,349 4,200
Westmont 11 0.02% 2,250 3,800
Aldan 12 0.02% 1,632 2,700
Swissvale 13 0.02% 4,683 7,500
Northampton 14 0.02% 4,185 6,300
Darby 15 0.01% 3,080 4,600
Larksville 16 0.01% 1,906 2,800
Marietta 17 0.01% 1,101 1,600
Manchester 18 0.01% 1,108 1,600
Denver 19 0.01% 1,536 2,200
Aspinwall 20 0.01% 1,340 1,900
Morrisville 21 0.01% 3,360 4,700
Baldwin 22 0.01% 8,281 10,300
Camp Hill 23 0.01% 3,360 4,100
Danville 24 0.01% 2,164 2,600
Kennett Square 25 0.01% 2,024 2,400
Laureldale 26 0.01% 1,607 1,900
Sellersville 27 0.01% 1,628 1,900
Kenhorst 28 0.01% 1,208 1,400
Slippery Rock 29 0.01% 1,202 1,400
California 30 0.01% 2,462 2,800
Elizabet 31 0.01% 3,980 4,400
Homestead 32 0.01% 1,472 1,600
Steelton 33 0.01% 2,026 2,200
Spring City 34 0.01% 1,383 1,500
Northumberland 35 0.01% 1,889 2,000
Lansdale 36 0.01% 6,524 6,800
Wormleysburg 37 0.01% 1,639 1,700
Lancaster 38 0.01% 21,825 22,400
Olyphant 39 0.01% 2,245 2,300
Bellevue 40 0.01% 4,143 4,200
Millvale 41 0.01% 1,795 1,800
New Freedom 42 0.01% 1,715 1,700
Highspire 43 0.01% 1,117 1,100
Jim Thorpe 44 0.01% 1,757 1,700
Montoursville 45 0.01% 2,060 2,000
Huntingdon 46 0.01% 2,703 2,600
Selinsgrove 47 0.01% 1,770 1,700
Narberth 48 0.01% 1,875 1,800
Wyomissing 49 0.01% 4,406 4,200
Mountville 50 0.01% 1,374 1,300
Meadville 51 0.01% 5,282 5,000
Quarryville 52 0.01% 1,051 1,000
Middl 53 0.01% 3,817 3,600
Kut 54 0.01% 1,891 1,700
Uniontown 55 0.01% 4,339 3,800
St. Clair 56 0.01% 1,254 1,100
Coaldale Borough (Schuylkill County) 57 0.01% 1,052 900
Conshohocken 58 0.01% 3,845 3,300
Jersey Shore 59 0.01% 1,531 1,300
Mansfield 60 0.01% 1,406 1,200
Columbia 61 0.01% 4,133 3,400
West Chester 62 0.01% 6,539 5,300
Wesleyville 63 0.01% 1,267 1,000
Harrisburg 64 0.01% 20,346 15,600
Hatfield 65 0.01% 1,303 1,000
Easton 66 0.01% 9,513 7,300
Pittsburgh 67 0.01% 132,379 101,600
Brackenridge 68 0.01% 1,424 1,100
Zelienople 69 0.01% 1,851 1,400
Coraopolis 70 0.01% 2,686 2,000
Turtle Creek 71 0.01% 2,465 1,800
Lake City 72 0.01% 1,096 800
Carnegie 73 0.01% 3,709 2,700
Exeter 74 0.01% 2,342 1,700
Lebanon 75 0.01% 9,956 7,100
York 76 0.01% 16,482 11,700
Northern Cambria 77 0.01% 1,568 1,100
Morton 78 0.01% 1,144 800
Clairton 79 0.01% 3,143 2,200
Cornwall 80 0.01% 1,720 1,200
Churchill 81 0.01% 1,285 900
Bangor 82 0.01% 2,058 1,400
Franklin 83 0.01% 2,839 1,900
Bradford 84 0.01% 3,747 2,500
Somerset 85 0.01% 2,733 1,800
Pittston 86 0.01% 3,356 2,100
Pitcairn 87 0.01% 1,585 1,000
Ingram 88 0.01% 1,471 900
Athens 89 0.01% 1,315 800
Scottdale 90 0.01% 1,967 1,200
Emmaus 91 0.01% 4,883 3,000
Southmont 92 0.01% 1,002 600
Mahanoy City 93 0.01% 1,678 1,000
Moosic 94 0.01% 2,328 1,400
Pen Argyl 95 0.01% 1,333 800
Allentown 96 0.01% 41,537 25,100
Lock Haven 97 0.01% 3,194 1,900
Brookville 98 0.01% 1,862 1,100
Mount Joy 99 0.01% 3,220 1,900
Shillington 100 0.01% 2,220 1,300
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