These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Utah For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the gayest places in Utah.

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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 0.29% 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:

  1. Vernal (Photos)
  2. Hyde Park
  3. Pleasant View (Photos)
  4. Riverdale (Photos)
  5. Ivins (Photos)
  6. South Salt Lake (Photos)
  7. Salt Lake City (Photos)
  8. Brigham City (Photos)
  9. West Valley City (Photos)
  10. 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, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 3,308
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 8)
Gay Households: 57 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.72% (1st highest)
More on Vernal:  Data | Photos

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.

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 1,221
Rank Last Year: 75 (Up 73)
Gay Households: 18 (29th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.47% (2nd highest)
More on Hyde Park:  Data

Pleasant View, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 2,613
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 36 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.38% (3rd highest)
More on Pleasant View:  Data | Photos

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, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 3,267
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 11)
Gay Households: 44 (16th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.35% (4th highest)
More on Riverdale:  Data | Photos

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, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,956
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 4)
Gay Households: 36 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.22% (5th highest)
More on Ivins:  Data | Photos

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, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 8,844
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 86 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.97% (6th highest)
More on South Salt Lake:  Data | Photos

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, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 76,876
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Gay Households: 569 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.74% (7th highest)
More on Salt Lake City:  Data | Photos

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, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 6,471
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 47 (15th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.73% (8th highest)
More on Brigham City:  Data | Photos

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, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 37,051
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 267 (2nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.72% (9th highest)
More on West Valley City:  Data | Photos

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, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,339
Rank Last Year: 75 (Up 65)
Gay Households: 16 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.68% (10th highest)
More on Hooper:  Data | Photos

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
  • Kaysville
  • Price

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Utah

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Vernal 3,308 1.72%
2 Hyde Park 1,221 1.47%
3 Pleasant View 2,613 1.38%
4 Riverdale 3,267 1.35%
5 Ivins 2,956 1.22%
6 South Salt Lake 8,844 0.97%
7 Salt Lake City 76,876 0.74%
8 Brigham City 6,471 0.73%
9 West Valley City 37,051 0.72%
10 Hooper 2,339 0.68%
11 Enoch 1,645 0.61%
12 Midvale 12,474 0.59%
13 South Weber 1,878 0.53%
14 Nephi 1,896 0.53%
15 North Salt Lake 6,175 0.52%
16 Smithfield 3,071 0.49%
17 Heber 4,224 0.4%
18 Draper 13,278 0.38%
19 Manti 1,065 0.38%
20 Sandy 30,382 0.37%
21 Ogden 30,154 0.36%
22 West Jordan 32,551 0.36%
23 Lehi 15,011 0.35%
24 Saratoga Springs 6,058 0.33%
25 North Logan 3,080 0.32%
26 Roosevelt 2,171 0.32%
27 Grantsville 2,997 0.3%
28 South Jordan 19,350 0.3%
29 Spanish Fork 9,755 0.3%
30 Murray 19,002 0.28%
31 Tremonton 2,536 0.28%
32 Farmington 6,433 0.26%
33 Highland 4,206 0.26%
34 North Ogden 5,777 0.26%
35 West Point 2,783 0.25%
36 Centerville 5,512 0.24%
37 Springville 8,981 0.22%
38 Provo 32,904 0.22%
39 Orem 27,518 0.22%
40 Cedar City 9,887 0.21%
41 Pleasant Grove 10,465 0.21%
42 Taylorsville 19,959 0.19%
43 Bountiful 14,326 0.17%
44 American Fork 7,931 0.15%
45 Layton 23,173 0.13%
46 Eagle Mountain 6,479 0.12%
47 St. George 27,803 0.12%
48 Sunset 1,688 0.12%
49 Holladay 11,297 0.08%
50 Logan 16,466 0.07%
51 Cottonwood Heights 12,661 0.06%
52 Roy 12,217 0.05%
53 Riverton 11,212 0.0%
54 Salem 1,968 0.0%
55 Washington Terrace 3,258 0.0%
56 Santa Clara 1,942 0.0%
57 West Bountiful 1,664 0.0%
58 Washington 8,358 0.0%
59 Tooele 10,684 0.0%
60 Santaquin 2,694 0.0%
61 Syracuse 7,410 0.0%
62 South Ogden 6,149 0.0%
63 West Haven 3,772 0.0%
64 Alpine 2,636 0.0%
65 Nibley 1,594 0.0%
66 Providence 2,260 0.0%
67 Beaver 1,107 0.0%
68 Bluffdale 2,716 0.0%
69 Cedar Hills 2,453 0.0%
70 Clearfield 9,532 0.0%
71 Clinton 6,244 0.0%
72 Delta 1,131 0.0%
73 Ephraim 1,910 0.0%
74 Farr West 2,036 0.0%
75 Fruit Heights 1,767 0.0%
76 Harrisville 1,928 0.0%
77 Herriman 8,180 0.0%
78 Hurricane 5,170 0.0%
79 Hyrum 2,172 0.0%
80 Richfield 2,522 0.0%
81 Kanab 1,621 0.0%
82 La Verkin 1,219 0.0%
83 Lindon 2,747 0.0%
84 Mapleton 2,410 0.0%
85 Midway 1,647 0.0%
86 Moab 1,953 0.0%
87 Morgan 1,287 0.0%
88 Mount Pleasant 1,057 0.0%
89 Park City 3,407 0.0%
90 Parowan 1,036 0.0%
91 Payson 5,364 0.0%
92 Perry 1,416 0.0%
93 Plain City 1,704 0.0%
94 Price 2,938 0.0%
95 Kaysville 8,320 0.0%
96 Woods Cross 3,568 0.0%

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