Gayest Places In Pennsylvania 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 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 0.28% of Pennsylvania residents is gay? That ranks as the number 22 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 15,103 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 378 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Pennsylvania for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Pennsylvania For 2020

  1. Catasauqua (Photos)
  2. Forest Hills (Photos)
  3. Manchester (Photos)
  4. Churchill (Photos)
  5. Philipsburg
  6. Corry (Photos)
  7. Mechanicsburg (Photos)
  8. Darby (Photos)
  9. Sewickley (Photos)
  10. Spring City (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Pennsylvania? According to the facts, Catasauqua is the gayest place in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Pennsylvania For 2020

Catasauqua, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 2,747
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 51 (21st highest)
% Gay Households: 3.71% (1st highest)
More on Catasauqua:  Data | Photos

Catasauqua is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, settled in 1805 and chartered as a borough in 1853. Catasauqua is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. Catasauqua is included in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the New York City-Newark, New Jersey, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

Forest Hills, PA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 3,162
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 62 (16th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.48% (2nd highest)
More on Forest Hills:  Data | Photos

Manchester, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,253
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 20 (58th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.19% (3rd highest)
More on Manchester:  Data | Photos

Churchill, PA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 1,260
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 32 (36th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.17% (4th highest)
More on Churchill:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,323
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 19 (62nd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.87% (5th highest)
More on Philipsburg:  Data

Corry, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,672
Rank Last Year: 220 (Up 214)
Gay Households: 35 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.62% (6th highest)
More on Corry:  Data | Photos

Corry is a city in northwestern Pennsylvania in the United States. With a population of 6,605 at the 2010 United States Census, it is the second largest city in Erie County. Corry is a part of the Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city became famous in the late-19th and early-20th centuries for being the manufacturer of Climax locomotives.

Mechanicsburg, PA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 4,267
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 14)
Gay Households: 75 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.48% (7th highest)
More on Mechanicsburg:  Data | Photos

Mechanicsburg is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States, 8 miles west of Harrisburg. It is part of the Harrisburg-Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 8,981.

Darby, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 3,189
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 38 (29th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.38% (8th highest)
More on Darby:  Data | Photos

Sewickley, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Households: 1,738
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 20 (58th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.3% (9th highest)
More on Sewickley:  Data | Photos

Spring City, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 1,540
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 8)
Gay Households: 26 (46th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.82% (10th highest)
More on Spring City:  Data | Photos

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Pennsylvania, 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 378 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 3.71% gay households. You can download the data here.

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.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Pennsylvania For 2020

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:

  • Zelienople
  • Kittanning
  • Hatfield

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Pennsylvania

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Catasauqua 2,747 3.71%
2 Forest Hills 3,162 3.48%
3 Manchester 1,253 3.19%
4 Churchill 1,260 3.17%
5 Philipsburg 1,323 2.87%
6 Corry 2,672 2.62%
7 Mechanicsburg 4,267 2.48%
8 Darby 3,189 2.38%
9 Sewickley 1,738 2.3%
10 Spring City 1,540 1.82%
11 Steelton 2,065 1.74%
12 Northumberland 1,631 1.72%
13 Myer 1,261 1.59%
14 Bloomsburg 4,759 1.55%
15 Johnstown 9,564 1.46%
16 Coplay 1,379 1.45%
17 Emsworth 1,245 1.45%
18 Athens 1,315 1.37%
19 Curwensville 1,059 1.32%
20 Wilson 2,980 1.28%
21 Olyphant 2,206 1.27%
22 Lancaster 22,118 1.22%
23 Lansford 1,668 1.2%
24 York 16,442 1.18%
25 Homestead 1,360 1.18%
26 Camp Hill 3,131 1.15%
27 Swissvale 4,454 1.08%
28 Northampton 3,948 1.06%
29 Ephrata 5,731 1.01%
30 Tyrone 2,280 0.96%
31 Chester 11,633 0.91%
32 Edgewood 1,566 0.89%
33 Uniontown 4,360 0.87%
34 Chalfont 1,612 0.87%
35 Wernersville 1,200 0.83%
36 Mckees Rocks 2,728 0.81%
37 Allentown 42,151 0.78%
38 Williamsport 11,355 0.77%
39 Larksville 1,842 0.76%
40 Connellsville 3,455 0.75%
41 Selinsgrove 1,871 0.75%
42 Morrisville 3,492 0.74%
43 Doyle 3,786 0.74%
44 Bristol 3,815 0.73%
45 Clearfield 2,836 0.71%
46 Helle 2,339 0.68%
47 Plum 11,387 0.65%
48 Bradford 3,742 0.64%
49 Pittsburgh 136,275 0.63%
50 Harrisburg 20,520 0.63%
51 Easton 9,261 0.6%
52 Yeadon 4,378 0.59%
53 Charleroi 1,712 0.58%
54 Sunbury 4,224 0.57%
55 Carnegie 3,891 0.51%
56 Wind Gap 1,183 0.51%
57 Aliquippa 4,522 0.49%
58 Kennett Square 2,095 0.48%
59 Philadelphia 594,778 0.48%
60 Erie 40,182 0.47%
61 Lansdale 6,476 0.46%
62 Phoenixville 7,111 0.45%
63 Dormont 4,033 0.45%
64 West View 2,996 0.4%
65 Bethlehem 28,945 0.38%
66 Oakmont 3,192 0.38%
67 Lewi 3,760 0.37%
68 East Stroudsburg 3,269 0.37%
69 Pottsville 5,878 0.34%
70 Waynesboro 4,771 0.34%
71 Chambersburg 8,634 0.32%
72 Greensburg 6,627 0.3%
73 Wyomissing 4,278 0.28%
74 Scranton 30,386 0.28%
75 Hazleton 8,997 0.27%
76 Hanover 6,930 0.26%
77 Hermitage 7,237 0.25%
78 Perkasie 3,282 0.24%
79 Mckeesport 8,929 0.22%
80 Wilkinsburg 8,773 0.21%
81 Pott 9,076 0.2%
82 New Castle 9,817 0.18%
83 Reading 28,805 0.18%
84 New Kensington 5,792 0.17%
85 Wilkes-Barre 15,379 0.16%
86 Souderton 2,668 0.15%
87 Jeannette 4,461 0.13%
88 Altoona 18,742 0.13%
89 Carlisle 7,531 0.11%
90 State College 12,523 0.06%
91 Norri 12,614 0.06%
92 Nazareth 2,561 0.0%
93 Morton 1,144 0.0%
94 North Catasauqua 1,101 0.0%
95 New Cumberland 3,407 0.0%
96 North Braddock 2,155 0.0%
97 New Freedom 1,778 0.0%
98 New Holland 2,244 0.0%
99 Nesquehoning 1,329 0.0%
100 Pitcairn 1,528 0.0%

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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.

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