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 0.36% of Washington residents is gay? That ranks as the number 12 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 10,407 gay households in The Evergreen State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Washington.
After analyzing 150 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Washington for 2020.
The 10 Gayest Places In Washington For 2020
- Edgewood (Photos)
- Tumwater (Photos)
- Lake Forest Park (Photos)
- Seattle (Photos)
- Colfax (Photos)
- Bainbridge Island (Photos)
- North Bend (Photos)
- Kenmore (Photos)
- College Place
What’s the gayest place in Washington? According to the facts, Colville is the gayest place in Washington 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.
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The 10 Gayest Cities In Washington For 2020
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 28 (44th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.82% (1st highest)
More on Colville: Data
Edgewood is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 9,387 at the 2010 census. Neighboring towns include Milton to the northwest, Federal Way to the north, and Puyallup to the south.
Lake Forest Park is a city in King County, Washington, United States, just north of Seattle. A bedroom community by design, most of the city consists of single-family housing on medium to large-sized lots. Less than 4% of the city land is zoned commercial; most of that is in one location, and there are no industrial areas.
Seattle ) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 704,352 residents as of 2016, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle was again the fastest-growing major U.S. city, with a 3.1% annual growth rate. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 100 miles south of the Canada-United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015.
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. The population was 23,025 at the 2010 census, making Bainbridge Island the second largest city in Kitsap County.
North Bend is a city in King County, Washington, United States on the outskirts of the Seattle, Washington metropolitan area. The population was 6,739 in a 2016 census estimate.
Kenmore is a city in King County, Washington, United States, along the northernmost shores of Lake Washington. A mix of bedroom community, one-time country retreat, and freshwater industrial port, prominent features include the nation’s largest seaplane-only, commercial air facility at Kenmore Air Harbor, Bastyr University, several waterside parks and marinas, and easy access to the Burke-Gilman Trail and the King County bike-trail system. Sites of local historical interest include the former St. Edward Seminary, now Saint Edward State Park; and Log Boom Park. Kenmore’s official city flower is the dahlia, the official city bird is the great blue heron, and the official city evergreen is the rhododendron. The population was 20,460 at the 2010 census.
Rank Last Year: 103 (Up 93)
Gay Households: 20 (49th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.15% (10th highest)
More on College Place: Data
College Place is a city in Walla Walla County, Washington, United States next to Walla Walla, Washington. The population was 8,765 at the time of the 2010 census.
How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Washington for 2020
In order to rank the gayest cities in Washington, 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 150 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 2.82% gay households. You can download the data here.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Washington. 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 Washington For 2020
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Washington, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Washington:
- Lake Stevens
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Washington
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