These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Pennsylvania


We looked at years of data to determine which Pennsylvania cities have the most pride

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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 0.36% of Pennsylvania residents is gay? That ranks 27 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 380 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Pennsylvania:

  1. New Hope (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Churchill (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Slippery Rock (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Larksville (Jobs)
  5. Red Hill (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Denver (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Lewisburg (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Etna (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Spring City (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Manchester (Photos | Jobs)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

1. New Hope

New Hope, Pennsylvania

Source: Public domain

Households: 1,130
Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 3.54%
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2. Churchill

Churchill, Pennsylvania

Households: 1,314
Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 3.04%
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3. Slippery Rock

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Households: 1,109
Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 2.52%
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4. Larksville


Households: 1,859
Gay Households: 41
% Gay Households: 2.21%
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5. Red Hill

Red Hill, Pennsylvania

Source: Public domain

Households: 1,032
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 2.03%
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6. Denver

Denver, Pennsylvania

Households: 1,528
Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 1.9%
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7. Lewisburg

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Households: 2,062
Gay Households: 38
% Gay Households: 1.84%
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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.

8. Etna

Etna, Pennsylvania

Source: Public domain

Households: 1,506
Gay Households: 25
% Gay Households: 1.66%
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9. Spring City

Spring City, Pennsylvania

Source: Public domain

Households: 1,344
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.56%
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10. Manchester

Manchester, Pennsylvania

Source: Public domain

Households: 1,167
Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 1.54%
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How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Pennsylvania?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Pennsylvania, 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 380 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, New Hope ended up being the the most gay place with 3.54% 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.

There You Have It — The Most LGBT Friendly Cities in Pennsylvania

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. Akron
  2. Johnsonburg
  3. Mohnton

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Pennsylvania

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 New Hope 3.54% 40 1,130
2 Churchill 3.04% 40 1,314
3 Slippery Rock 2.52% 28 1,109
4 Larksville 2.21% 41 1,859
5 Red Hill 2.03% 21 1,032
6 Denver 1.9% 29 1,528
7 Lewisburg 1.84% 38 2,062
8 Etna 1.66% 25 1,506
9 Spring City 1.56% 21 1,344
10 Manchester 1.54% 18 1,167
11 Northampton 1.52% 62 4,074
12 Forest Hills 1.52% 48 3,158
13 Emmaus 1.52% 77 5,077
14 Mahanoy City 1.49% 23 1,547
15 Muncy 1.46% 15 1,027
16 Edgewood 1.44% 22 1,531
17 Homestead 1.35% 20 1,482
18 Swissvale 1.32% 59 4,460
19 Darby 1.3% 41 3,162
20 Jersey Shore 1.26% 20 1,588
21 Northumberland 1.22% 21 1,723
22 Kenhorst 1.22% 14 1,150
23 Ingram 1.21% 18 1,487
24 Wyomissing 1.2% 52 4,348
25 Wormleysburg 1.19% 17 1,424
26 Danville 1.19% 26 2,182
27 Montoursville 1.15% 22 1,918
28 Brookville 1.14% 20 1,757
29 Philipsburg 1.14% 15 1,319
30 Laureldale 1.13% 18 1,588
31 Tyrone 1.13% 25 2,210
32 York 1.06% 173 16,260
33 Baldwin 1.06% 89 8,418
34 St. Clair 1.04% 13 1,250
35 Conshohocken 1.03% 40 3,891
36 Camp Hill 0.96% 31 3,233
37 Lancaster 0.94% 201 21,275
38 Selinsgrove 0.92% 17 1,847
39 Morrisville 0.91% 31 3,389
40 Leechburg 0.9% 9 1,000
41 Kut 0.9% 18 2,011
42 Hatfield 0.89% 11 1,231
43 Narberth 0.88% 16 1,822
44 Coaldale Borough (Schuylkill County) 0.87% 9 1,034
45 Crafton 0.86% 24 2,798
46 Mansfield 0.8% 11 1,369
47 Sewickley 0.8% 14 1,750
48 Columbia 0.79% 33 4,154
49 Gettysburg 0.78% 18 2,309
50 Mechanicsburg 0.78% 32 4,112
51 Elizabet 0.77% 31 4,045
52 Washington 0.76% 43 5,657
53 Brackenridge 0.75% 11 1,476
54 North Wales 0.75% 10 1,342
55 Pittsburgh 0.74% 989 132,802
56 Coraopolis 0.74% 20 2,707
57 Zelienople 0.74% 13 1,765
58 Trappe 0.73% 10 1,364
59 Phoenixville 0.73% 54 7,444
60 Doyle 0.72% 28 3,886
61 Mckees Rocks 0.71% 19 2,691
62 Nanticoke 0.7% 31 4,452
63 Exeter 0.69% 17 2,449
64 Coudersport 0.69% 7 1,009
65 Lehighton 0.68% 15 2,204
66 Curwensville 0.67% 7 1,039
67 West View 0.66% 21 3,175
68 Highspire 0.66% 7 1,062
69 Lock Haven 0.65% 21 3,219
70 Pen Argyl 0.65% 9 1,384
71 Coplay 0.64% 9 1,415
72 Aspinwall 0.63% 8 1,269
73 Meadville 0.63% 33 5,250
74 Easton 0.63% 59 9,411
75 Olyphant 0.63% 15 2,393
76 Morton 0.62% 7 1,134
77 Wilson 0.62% 20 3,241
78 New Cumberland 0.62% 21 3,410
79 Upland 0.61% 7 1,140
80 Emsworth 0.61% 7 1,141
81 Brentwood 0.61% 25 4,101
82 Lansford 0.6% 10 1,666
83 Dubois 0.59% 20 3,389
84 Turtle Creek 0.59% 15 2,548
85 Middl 0.59% 23 3,908
86 Huntingdon 0.57% 15 2,630
87 Carnegie 0.57% 21 3,688
88 Bloomsburg 0.57% 27 4,771
89 Allentown 0.56% 234 41,474
90 Steelton 0.56% 12 2,132
91 Schuylkill Haven 0.56% 12 2,141
92 Philadelphia 0.56% 3,249 582,594
93 West Chester 0.55% 37 6,700
94 Mount Penn 0.55% 7 1,269
95 Kittanning 0.55% 11 1,996
96 Wilkinsburg 0.54% 44 8,126
97 Chalfont 0.54% 8 1,482
98 Kennett Square 0.54% 11 2,045
99 Millersville 0.53% 14 2,621
100 Harrisburg 0.53% 106 19,981

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