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:
- New Hope
- North Braddock
- Crafton (Photos)
- Red Hill
- Tyrone (Photos)
- Wilkinsburg (Photos)
- 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.
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.
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.
Households: 1,125Gay Households: 44
% Gay Households: 3.91%
2. New Hope
Households: 1,247Gay Households: 46
% Gay Households: 3.69%
3. North Braddock
Households: 2,170Gay Households: 52
% Gay Households: 2.4%
Households: 1,100Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 2.36%
Households: 2,731Gay Households: 64
% Gay Households: 2.34%
6. Red Hill
Households: 1,087Gay Households: 25
% Gay Households: 2.3%
Households: 1,507Gay Households: 32
% Gay Households: 2.12%
Households: 2,131Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 1.88%
Households: 8,014Gay Households: 149
% Gay Households: 1.86%
Households: 2,349Gay 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:
For more Pennsylvania reading , check out:
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- These Are The 10 Worst Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
- These Are The 10 Most Affordable Places In Pennsylvania
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Pennsylvania
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|Coaldale Borough (Schuylkill County)||57||0.01%|