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:
- Churchill (Photos)
- New Hope (Photos)
- Slippery Rock (Photos)
- Wilson (Photos)
- Red Hill (Photos)
- Somerset (Photos)
- Mount Penn (Photos)
- Manchester (Photos)
- Lewisburg (Photos)
- 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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