Gayest Places In Utah For 2020


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth 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 0.24% of Utah residents is gay? That ranks as the number 33 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 2,475 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 97 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Utah for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Utah For 2020

  1. Vernal (Photos)
  2. Nephi (Photos)
  3. Draper (Photos)
  4. Ivins (Photos)
  5. Grantsville (Photos)
  6. Salt Lake City (Photos)
  7. Midvale (Photos)
  8. Roosevelt (Photos)
  9. Tremonton (Photos)
  10. North Logan

What’s the gayest place in Utah? According to the facts, Vernal is the gayest place in Utah for 2020.

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.

For more Utah reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Utah For 2020

Vernal, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,405
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 65 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.23% (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.

Nephi, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 1,948
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 10 (42nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.03% (2nd highest)
More on Nephi:  Data | Photos

Nephi is a city in Juab County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Provo-Orem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,733 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Juab County. It was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1851, as Salt Creek until 1882 when it acquired its current name. It is the principal city in the Juab Valley, an agricultural area. Nephi was named after Nephi, son of Lehi from the Book of Mormon.

Draper, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 13,542
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 68 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.0% (3rd highest)
More on Draper:  Data | Photos

Draper is a city in Salt Lake and Utah counties in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 42,274, having grown from 7,143 in 1990.

Ivins, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 3,134
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 14 (34th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.89% (4th 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.

Grantsville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 3,075
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 8)
Gay Households: 13 (36th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.85% (5th highest)
More on Grantsville:  Data | Photos

Grantsville is the second most populous city in Tooele County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 9,063 on the 2011 report of the American Community Survey, a branch of the U.S. Census Bureau. The city has grown slowly and steadily throughout most of its existence, but rapid increases in growth occurred during the 1970s and 1990s. Recent rapid growth has been attributed to the nearby Deseret Peak recreational center, the Miller Motorsports Park raceway and to the newly built Wal-Mart Distribution Center located just outside the city. It is quickly becoming a bedroom community for commuters into the Salt Lake valley.

Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 78,229
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 543 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.75% (6th 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.

Midvale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 12,412
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 54 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.71% (7th highest)
More on Midvale:  Data | Photos

Midvale is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 30,764 at the 2010 census.

Roosevelt, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,222
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 7 (48th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.63% (8th highest)
More on Roosevelt:  Data | Photos

Roosevelt is a city in Duchesne County, Utah, United States. The population was 6,046 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 6,777 in 2014.

Tremonton, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 2,587
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 6)
Gay Households: 8 (46th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.62% (9th highest)
More on Tremonton:  Data | Photos

Tremonton is a city in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The population was 7,647 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 3,126
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 9 (44th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.58% (10th highest)
More on North Logan:  Data

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Utah for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in Utah, we used the 2014-2018 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 97 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 2.23% gay households. You can download the data here.

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.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Utah For 2020

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
  • Midway
  • Hyrum

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Utah

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Vernal 3,405 2.23%
2 Nephi 1,948 1.03%
3 Draper 13,542 1.0%
4 Ivins 3,134 0.89%
5 Grantsville 3,075 0.85%
6 Salt Lake City 78,229 0.75%
7 Midvale 12,412 0.71%
8 Roosevelt 2,222 0.63%
9 Tremonton 2,587 0.62%
10 North Logan 3,126 0.58%
11 Saratoga Springs 6,516 0.55%
12 West Valley City 37,584 0.53%
13 North Salt Lake 6,492 0.52%
14 South Salt Lake 9,245 0.45%
15 Cedar City 10,347 0.35%
16 Pleasant Grove 11,040 0.34%
17 South Jordan 20,028 0.3%
18 Brigham City 6,695 0.3%
19 Bountiful 14,313 0.29%
20 Sandy 30,722 0.29%
21 Eagle Mountain 7,020 0.28%
22 Provo 32,870 0.2%
23 Ogden 30,477 0.2%
24 West Jordan 33,121 0.16%
25 Cottonwood Heights 12,974 0.15%
26 Holladay 11,213 0.14%
27 Orem 28,177 0.14%
28 Logan 16,895 0.11%
29 Layton 23,577 0.1%
30 St. George 28,998 0.08%
31 Lehi 15,922 0.08%
32 Providence 2,294 0.0%
33 Roy 12,196 0.0%
34 Price 3,028 0.0%
35 Richfield 2,511 0.0%
36 Riverdale 3,257 0.0%
37 Riverton 11,370 0.0%
38 Pleasant View 2,723 0.0%
39 West Point 2,886 0.0%
40 West Haven 3,884 0.0%
41 Taylorsville 19,950 0.0%
42 West Bountiful 1,768 0.0%
43 Tooele 10,731 0.0%
44 Santa Clara 2,130 0.0%
45 Santaquin 2,830 0.0%
46 Washington Terrace 3,246 0.0%
47 Washington 8,363 0.0%
48 Smithfield 3,032 0.0%
49 Vineyard 1,350 0.0%
50 South Ogden 6,200 0.0%
51 South Weber 1,962 0.0%
52 Spanish Fork 9,924 0.0%
53 Springville 9,056 0.0%
54 Sunset 1,691 0.0%
55 Syracuse 7,702 0.0%
56 Salem 1,977 0.0%
57 Plain City 1,804 0.0%
58 Alpine 2,744 0.0%
59 Payson 5,481 0.0%
60 Herriman 9,162 0.0%
61 Heber 4,287 0.0%
62 Harrisville 1,994 0.0%
63 Fruit Heights 1,888 0.0%
64 Farr West 2,047 0.0%
65 Farmington 6,507 0.0%
66 Ephraim 1,862 0.0%
67 Highland 4,344 0.0%
68 Enoch 1,665 0.0%
69 Clinton 6,353 0.0%
70 Clearfield 9,265 0.0%
71 Centerville 5,555 0.0%
72 Cedar Hills 2,493 0.0%
73 Bluffdale 3,024 0.0%
74 Beaver 1,091 0.0%
75 American Fork 8,325 0.0%
76 Delta 1,210 0.0%
77 Perry 1,329 0.0%
78 Hooper 2,442 0.0%
79 Hyde Park 1,251 0.0%
80 Parowan 1,094 0.0%
81 Park City 3,214 0.0%
82 North Ogden 5,872 0.0%
83 Nibley 1,685 0.0%
84 Murray 19,014 0.0%
85 Mount Pleasant 1,053 0.0%
86 Morgan 1,278 0.0%
87 Hurricane 5,765 0.0%
88 Moab 2,086 0.0%
89 Mapleton 2,464 0.0%
90 Manti 1,083 0.0%
91 Lindon 2,812 0.0%
92 La Verkin 1,267 0.0%
93 Kaysville 8,491 0.0%
94 Kanab 1,703 0.0%
95 Hyrum 2,224 0.0%
96 Midway 1,848 0.0%
97 Woods Cross 3,482 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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