These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Utah


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

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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 0.29% of Utah residents is gay? That ranks 36 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 96 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Utah:

  1. Ivins (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Pleasant View (Jobs)
  3. Ephraim (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Park City (Photos | Jobs)
  5. South Salt Lake (Photos | Jobs)
  6. West Haven (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Salt Lake City (Photos | Jobs)
  8. West Valley City (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Vernal (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Midway (Photos | Jobs)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.For more Utah reading, check out:

1. Ivins

Ivins, Utah

Households: 2,773
Gay Households: 52
% Gay Households: 1.88%
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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.

2. Pleasant View


Households: 2,591
Gay Households: 44
% Gay Households: 1.7%
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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.

3. Ephraim

Ephraim, Utah

Households: 1,840
Gay Households: 23
% Gay Households: 1.25%
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Ephraim is a city in Sanpete County, Utah, United States. The population was 6,135 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city in Sanpete County. It is the location of Snow College and is located along U.S. Route 89.

4. Park City

Park City, Utah

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Households: 3,407
Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 0.88%
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Park City is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. It is considered to be part of the Wasatch Back. The city is 32 miles southeast of downtown Salt Lake City and 20 miles from Salt Lake City’s east edge of Sugar House along Interstate 80. The population was 7,558 at the 2010 census. On average, the tourist population greatly exceeds the number of permanent residents.

5. South Salt Lake

South Salt Lake, Utah

Households: 8,641
Gay Households: 72
% Gay Households: 0.83%
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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.

6. West Haven

West Haven, Utah

Households: 3,431
Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.79%
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West Haven is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 3,976 at the 2000 census. It was incorporated on July 1, 1991, combining the unincorporated communities of Kanesville and Wilson.

7. Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah

Households: 75,430
Gay Households: 578
% Gay Households: 0.77%
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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.

8. West Valley City

West Valley City, Utah

Households: 36,346
Gay Households: 262
% Gay Households: 0.72%
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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.

9. Vernal

Vernal, Utah

Households: 3,413
Gay Households: 22
% Gay Households: 0.64%
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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.

10. Midway

Midway, Utah

Households: 1,461
Gay Households: 9
% Gay Households: 0.62%
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How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Utah?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Utah, we used the 2011-2016 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, Ivins ended up being the the most gay place with 1.88% 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.

There You Have It — The Most LGBT Friendly Cities in Utah

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:

  1. Woods Cross
  2. Richfield
  3. Price

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Utah

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 Ivins 1.88% 52 2,773
2 Pleasant View 1.7% 44 2,591
3 Ephraim 1.25% 23 1,840
4 Park City 0.88% 30 3,407
5 South Salt Lake 0.83% 72 8,641
6 West Haven 0.79% 27 3,431
7 Salt Lake City 0.77% 578 75,430
8 West Valley City 0.72% 262 36,346
9 Vernal 0.64% 22 3,413
10 Midway 0.62% 9 1,461
11 Heber 0.61% 25 4,122
12 Smithfield 0.55% 17 3,102
13 Enoch 0.51% 8 1,573
14 Brigham City 0.5% 32 6,411
15 Riverdale 0.5% 16 3,229
16 Midvale 0.5% 59 11,910
17 North Salt Lake 0.49% 29 5,971
18 Farmington 0.49% 30 6,177
19 Manti 0.47% 5 1,056
20 Roosevelt 0.43% 9 2,100
21 West Jordan 0.4% 128 32,225
22 Nephi 0.4% 7 1,771
23 South Weber 0.38% 7 1,861
24 North Logan 0.37% 11 2,990
25 Grantsville 0.37% 11 3,008
26 Draper 0.36% 47 12,938
27 Sunset 0.36% 6 1,690
28 Lehi 0.35% 50 14,379
29 Ogden 0.35% 103 29,792
30 West Point 0.34% 9 2,686
31 Layton 0.32% 72 22,752
32 South Jordan 0.3% 55 18,200
33 Provo 0.29% 93 32,353
34 Sandy 0.27% 81 29,784
35 Centerville 0.24% 13 5,368
36 Spanish Fork 0.21% 20 9,603
37 Cedar City 0.21% 20 9,614
38 Syracuse 0.2% 14 6,864
39 Bountiful 0.2% 29 14,289
40 Pleasant Grove 0.2% 20 10,088
41 Taylorsville 0.19% 38 19,697
42 North Ogden 0.17% 10 5,742
43 Orem 0.17% 46 26,620
44 Murray 0.17% 32 18,736
45 Logan 0.14% 23 16,098
46 Cottonwood Heights 0.12% 15 12,453
47 St. George 0.12% 32 26,939
48 Eagle Mountain 0.1% 6 6,178
49 Clearfield 0.08% 8 9,621
50 Holladay 0.07% 8 11,419
51 Roy 0.07% 8 11,955
52 Kaysville 0.06% 5 8,202
53 Riverton 0.05% 6 11,166
54 American Fork 0.05% 4 7,701
55 Springville 0.0% 0 8,883
56 Tooele 0.0% 0 10,506
57 Saratoga Springs 0.0% 0 5,666
58 Santaquin 0.0% 0 2,542
59 Santa Clara 0.0% 0 1,842
60 Tremonton 0.0% 0 2,425
61 Washington 0.0% 0 7,980
62 Washington Terrace 0.0% 0 3,332
63 Wellsville 0.0% 0 1,024
64 West Bountiful 0.0% 0 1,610
65 Salem 0.0% 0 1,957
66 South Ogden 0.0% 0 6,101
67 Alpine 0.0% 0 2,625
68 Nibley 0.0% 0 1,488
69 Providence 0.0% 0 2,179
70 Beaver 0.0% 0 1,088
71 Bluffdale 0.0% 0 2,577
72 Cedar Hills 0.0% 0 2,586
73 Clinton 0.0% 0 6,272
74 Delta 0.0% 0 1,147
75 Farr West 0.0% 0 1,961
76 Fruit Heights 0.0% 0 1,637
77 Harrisville 0.0% 0 1,895
78 Herriman 0.0% 0 7,334
79 Highland 0.0% 0 3,995
80 Hooper 0.0% 0 2,308
81 Hurricane 0.0% 0 4,758
82 Hyde Park 0.0% 0 1,198
83 Hyrum 0.0% 0 2,038
84 Kanab 0.0% 0 1,719
85 La Verkin 0.0% 0 1,228
86 Lindon 0.0% 0 2,646
87 Mapleton 0.0% 0 2,342
88 Moab 0.0% 0 1,978
89 Morgan 0.0% 0 1,246
90 Mount Pleasant 0.0% 0 1,024
91 Payson 0.0% 0 5,432
92 Perry 0.0% 0 1,391
93 Plain City 0.0% 0 1,704
94 Price 0.0% 0 2,888
95 Richfield 0.0% 0 2,571
96 Woods Cross 0.0% 0 3,480

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