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 0.39% 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:

  1. Vernal (Photos)
  2. Ivins (Photos)
  3. Sunset (Photos)
  4. Washington Terrace (Photos)
  5. Salt Lake City (Photos)
  6. South Weber
  7. Draper (Photos)
  8. Park City (Photos)
  9. West Haven (Photos)
  10. Riverdale

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.

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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.

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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.

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1. Vernal

Vernal, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,400
Gay Households: 75
% Gay Households: 2.21%

2. Ivins

Ivins, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 2,772
Gay Households: 50
% Gay Households: 1.8%

3. Sunset

Sunset, Utah

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,739
Gay Households: 20
% Gay Households: 1.15%

4. Washington Terrace

Washington Terrace, Utah

Source: Google Maps

Households: 3,521
Gay Households: 40
% Gay Households: 1.14%

5. Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 74,652
Gay Households: 796
% Gay Households: 1.07%

6. South Weber

Source: Google Maps

Households: 1,782
Gay Households: 17
% Gay Households: 0.95%

7. Draper

Draper, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 12,287
Gay Households: 110
% Gay Households: 0.9%

8. Park City

Park City, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,192
Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.85%

9. West Haven

West Haven, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,353
Gay Households: 27
% Gay Households: 0.81%

10. Riverdale

Source: Google Maps

Households: 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:

  1. Woods Cross
  2. Hyrum
  3. Pleasant View

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Utah

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Vernal 1 0.02% 3,400 7,500
Ivins 2 0.02% 2,772 5,000
Sunset 3 0.01% 1,739 2,000
Washington Terrace 4 0.01% 3,521 4,000
Salt Lake City 5 0.01% 74,652 79,600
South Weber 6 0.01% 1,782 1,700
Draper 7 0.01% 12,287 11,000
Park City 8 0.01% 3,192 2,700
West Haven 9 0.01% 3,353 2,700
Riverdale 10 0.01% 3,052 2,400
Ephraim 11 0.01% 1,686 1,300
Enoch 12 0.01% 1,595 1,200
Heber 13 0.01% 3,406 2,300
Cottonwood Heights 14 0.01% 12,042 8,100
West Valley City 15 0.01% 36,946 24,800
Syracuse 16 0.01% 6,778 4,500
Midvale 17 0.01% 11,434 7,600
Brigham City 18 0.01% 6,154 3,900
Midway 19 0.01% 1,289 800
West Point 20 0.01% 2,694 1,600
West Jordan 21 0.01% 31,116 17,800
Holladay 22 0.01% 10,054 5,500
Murray 23 0.01% 18,646 10,100
Roy 24 0.01% 12,345 6,500
Bountiful 25 0.01% 14,018 7,100
Bluffdale 26 0.01% 2,220 1,100
Centerville 27 0.0% 5,347 2,400
South Salt Lake 28 0.0% 8,540 3,700
Tooele 29 0.0% 10,294 4,400
Wellsville 30 0.0% 1,029 400
South Jordan 31 0.0% 15,713 5,800
Ogden 32 0.0% 29,454 10,600
Taylorsville 33 0.0% 19,570 7,000
Farmington 34 0.0% 5,904 2,000
Cedar City 35 0.0% 9,478 3,200
Spanish Fork 36 0.0% 9,411 3,200
Roosevelt 37 0.0% 2,131 700
Price 38 0.0% 3,047 1,000
North Salt Lake 39 0.0% 5,594 1,700
Nephi 40 0.0% 1,676 500
Sandy 41 0.0% 28,478 8,100
North Ogden 42 0.0% 5,504 1,400
Orem 43 0.0% 25,884 5,700
North Logan 44 0.0% 2,799 600
Layton 45 0.0% 21,838 4,500
Kaysville 46 0.0% 7,868 1,500
Payson 47 0.0% 5,174 900
Logan 48 0.0% 15,839 2,600
American Fork 49 0.0% 7,471 1,100
Provo 50 0.0% 32,332 4,500
St. George 51 0.0% 25,736 3,500
Springville 52 0.0% 8,773 900
Clearfield 53 0.0% 9,767 700
Riverton 54 0.0% 11,044 500
South Ogden 55 0.0% 6,224
Salem 56 0.0% 1,831
Smithfield 57 0.0% 2,945
West Bountiful 58 0.0% 1,567
Saratoga Springs 59 0.0% 4,968
Tremonton 60 0.0% 2,442
Santaquin 61 0.0% 2,389
Santa Clara 62 0.0% 1,709
Washington 63 0.0% 7,019
Alpine 64 0.0% 2,568
Providence 65 0.0% 2,171
Beaver 66 0.0% 1,001
Cedar Hills 67 0.0% 2,491
Clinton 68 0.0% 6,114
Delta 69 0.0% 1,137
Eagle Mountain 70 0.0% 5,593
Farr West 71 0.0% 1,891
Fruit Heights 72 0.0% 1,447
Grantsville 73 0.0% 2,799
Harrisville 74 0.0% 1,906
Herriman 75 0.0% 6,257
Highland 76 0.0% 3,759
Hooper 77 0.0% 2,271
Hurricane 78 0.0% 4,756
Richfield 79 0.0% 2,453
Hyde Park 80 0.0% 1,130
Kanab 81 0.0% 1,761
La Verkin 82 0.0% 1,299
Lehi 83 0.0% 13,355
Lindon 84 0.0% 2,546
Manti 85 0.0% 1,053
Mapleton 86 0.0% 2,081
Moab 87 0.0% 2,263
Morgan 88 0.0% 1,188
Nibley 89 0.0% 1,508
Perry 90 0.0% 1,348
Plain City 91 0.0% 1,671
Pleasant Grove 92 0.0% 9,539
Pleasant View 93 0.0% 2,574
Hyrum 94 0.0% 1,981
Woods Cross 95 0.0% 3,219
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