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 0.29% of Utah residents is gay? That ranks as the number 35 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 2,708 gay households in The Beehive State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Utah.
After analyzing 96 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Utah for 2019:
- Vernal (Photos)
- Hyde Park
- Pleasant View (Photos)
- Riverdale (Photos)
- Ivins (Photos)
- South Salt Lake (Photos)
- Salt Lake City (Photos)
- Brigham City (Photos)
- West Valley City (Photos)
- Hooper (Photos)
According to the facts, Vernal is the gayest place in Utah 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 Utah for 2019
In order to rank the gayest cities in Utah, 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 96 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 1.72% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Utah. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175 miles east of Salt Lake City and 20 miles west of the Colorado border. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 9,089. The population has since grown to 10,844 as of the 2014 population estimate.
Rank Last Year: 75 (Up 73)
Gay Households: 18 (29th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.47% (2nd highest)
More on Hyde Park: Data
Pleasant View is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 7,979 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is a suburban community of Ogden, Utah.
Riverdale is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 7,656 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Ivins is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area as a suburb or “bedroom” community. The population was 6,753 at the 2010 census, and it was estimated at 6,930 in 2011. Although Ivins was listed as a town in the 2000 census, it became a city in 1998.
South Salt Lake is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States and is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 23,617 at the 2010 census.
Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,153,340. Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo Combined Statistical Area. This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a population of 2,423,912 as of 2014. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin.
Brigham City is a city in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The population was 17,899 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Box Elder County. It lies on the western slope of the Wellsville Mountains, a branch of the Wasatch Range at the western terminus of Box Elder Canyon. Brigham City saw most of its growth during the 1950s and 1960s, but has seen a struggling economy and stagnating growth since then. It is near the headquarters of ATK Thiokol, the company that created the solid rocket boosters for the Space Shuttle.
West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County and a suburb of Salt Lake City in the U.S. state of Utah. The population was 129,480 at the 2010 census, making it the second-largest city in Utah. The city incorporated in 1980 from a large, quickly growing unincorporated area, which was variously known as Granger, Hunter, Chesterfield, and Redwood. It is home to the Maverik Center and USANA Amphitheatre.
Hooper is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States, first called Muskrat Springs and later Hooperville for Captain William Henry Hooper, an early Utah delegate to Congress. The population was 7,218 at the 2010 census, up from the 2000 figure of 3,926. Prior to the city’s incorporation on November 30, 2000, Hooper was an unincorporated census-designated place.
There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Utah For 2019
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Utah, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Utah:
- Woods Cross
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Utah
|6||South Salt Lake||8,844|
|7||Salt Lake City||76,876|
|9||West Valley City||37,051|
|15||North Salt Lake||6,175|