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 0.39% of Utah residents is gay? That ranks 31 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 95 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Utah:
- Vernal (Photos)
- Ivins (Photos)
- Sunset (Photos)
- Washington Terrace
- Salt Lake City (Photos)
- South Weber
- Draper (Photos)
- Park City (Photos)
- West Haven (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 Utah.
How do you determine the gayest city in Utah?
In order to rank the gayest cities in Utah, 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 95 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Vernal ended up being the the most gay place with 2.21% 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.
Population: 3,400Gay Households: 75
% Gay Households: 2.21%
Population: 2,772Gay Households: 50
% Gay Households: 1.8%
Population: 1,739Gay Households: 20
% Gay Households: 1.15%
4. Washington Terrace
Population: 3,521Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 1.14%
5. Salt Lake City
Population: 74,652Gay Households: 796
% Gay Households: 1.07%
6. South Weber
Population: 1,782 Gay Households: 17
% Gay Households: 0.95%
Population: 12,287Gay Households: 110
% Gay Households: 0.9%
8. Park City
Population: 3,192Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.85%
9. West Haven
Population: 3,353Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.81%
Population: 3,052 Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 0.79%
There You Have It
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
- Pleasant View
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Utah
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|Salt Lake City||5||0.01%|
|West Valley City||15||0.01%|
|South Salt Lake||28||0.0%|
|North Salt Lake||39||0.0%|