These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Washington For 2019


We looked at years of data to determine which places in Washington have the most gay households.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the gayest places in Washington.

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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 0.39% of Washington residents is gay? That ranks as the number 15 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 10,637 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 149 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Washington for 2019:

  1. Brier (Photos)
  2. Colville
  3. Sequim (Photos)
  4. Tumwater (Photos)
  5. Camas (Photos)
  6. Seattle (Photos)
  7. Chelan (Photos)
  8. Edgewood (Photos)
  9. Duvall (Photos)
  10. Kelso (Photos)

According to the facts, Brier is the gayest place in Washington for 2019.

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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How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Washington for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in Washington, we used the 2013-2017 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 149 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 2.33% gay households.

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.

Brier, WA

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10
/10

Households: 2,484
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 58 (27th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.33% (1st highest)
More on Brier:  Data | Photos

Brier is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. It is bordered by Mountlake Terrace to the west, Lynnwood to the north, Bothell to the east, and the Lake Forest Park to the south. The population was 6,087 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 2,073
Rank Last Year: 119 (Up 117)
Gay Households: 34 (42nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.64% (2nd highest)
More on Colville:  Data

Sequim, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 3,386
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 38 (38th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.12% (3rd highest)
More on Sequim:  Data | Photos

Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. The 2010 census counted a population of 6,606. Sequim with the surrounding area has a population of about 28,000. Sequim is located along the Dungeness River near the base of the Olympic Mountains. The population served by the Sequim School District population is a little over 29,000. The city has been increasing in population in recent years due to the influx of retirees seeking good weather and a relaxed lifestyle.

Tumwater, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 9,297
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 100 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.08% (4th highest)
More on Tumwater:  Data | Photos

Camas, WA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Households: 7,592
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 78 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.03% (5th highest)
More on Camas:  Data | Photos

Camas is a city in Clark County, Washington, with a population of 19,355 at the 2010 census. The east side of town borders the city of Washougal, Washington, and the west side of town borders Vancouver, Washington. Camas lies along the Washington side of the Columbia River, across from Troutdale, Oregon, and is part of the Portland metropolitan area.

Seattle, WA

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 314,850
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Gay Households: 3,194 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.01% (6th highest)
More on Seattle:  Data | Photos

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.

Chelan, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,649
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 6)
Gay Households: 15 (62nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.91% (7th highest)
More on Chelan:  Data | Photos

Edgewood, WA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 3,694
Rank Last Year: 119 (Up 111)
Gay Households: 33 (43rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.89% (8th highest)
More on Edgewood:  Data | Photos

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.

Duvall, WA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Households: 2,593
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 5)
Gay Households: 22 (52nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.85% (9th highest)
More on Duvall:  Data | Photos

Duvall is a city in King County, Washington, United States, located on SR 203, halfway between Monroe and Carnation. The population consists of 7,674 people as of 2015.

Kelso, WA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 4,519
Rank Last Year: 30 (Up 20)
Gay Households: 34 (42nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.75% (10th highest)
More on Kelso:  Data | Photos

Kelso is a city in southwest Washington State, United States, and is the county seat of Cowlitz County. At the 2010 census, the population was 11,925. Kelso is part of the Longview, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of 102,410. Kelso shares its long western border with Longview. It is near Mount St. Helens.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Washington For 2019

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:

  • Zillah
  • Medina
  • Ferndale

For more Washington reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Washington

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Brier 2,484 2.33%
2 Colville 2,073 1.64%
3 Sequim 3,386 1.12%
4 Tumwater 9,297 1.08%
5 Camas 7,592 1.03%
6 Seattle 314,850 1.01%
7 Chelan 1,649 0.91%
8 Edgewood 3,694 0.89%
9 Duvall 2,593 0.85%
10 Kelso 4,519 0.75%
11 Grandview 3,500 0.74%
12 Tukwila 7,123 0.73%
13 Mercer Island 9,867 0.73%
14 Hoquiam 3,685 0.68%
15 Burien 18,606 0.64%
16 Bainbridge Island 9,679 0.64%
17 Colfax 1,264 0.63%
18 Tacoma 82,016 0.6%
19 Gig Harbor 3,690 0.57%
20 Lake Forest Park 5,194 0.56%
21 Ellensburg 7,787 0.53%
22 Everett 42,652 0.51%
23 Des Moines 11,704 0.5%
24 Olympia 21,960 0.48%
25 Steilacoom 2,527 0.47%
26 Kenmore 8,644 0.46%
27 Milton 3,051 0.46%
28 Redmond 24,514 0.46%
29 Puyallup 15,541 0.46%
30 Walla Walla 12,102 0.45%
31 Mount Vernon 11,978 0.44%
32 Bellingham 35,296 0.42%
33 Dayton 1,204 0.42%
34 Benton City 1,214 0.41%
35 Kent 43,509 0.39%
36 East Wenatchee 4,910 0.39%
37 Federal Way 34,755 0.38%
38 Spokane 88,683 0.37%
39 Lacey 18,513 0.36%
40 Lake Stevens 10,582 0.35%
41 Kirkland 36,127 0.35%
42 Oak Harbor 9,403 0.34%
43 Shelton 3,403 0.32%
44 Wenatchee 11,996 0.32%
45 Lakewood 24,129 0.31%
46 Port Orchard 4,776 0.29%
47 Vancouver 68,158 0.29%
48 Centralia 6,943 0.29%
49 Orting 2,460 0.28%
50 Auburn 28,274 0.28%
51 Mill Creek 7,799 0.28%
52 Anacortes 7,232 0.28%
53 Fife 3,628 0.28%
54 Edmonds 17,515 0.27%
55 Maple Valley 8,656 0.27%
56 Shoreline 21,930 0.26%
57 Seatac 9,857 0.25%
58 Spokane Valley 39,134 0.25%
59 Bothell 16,813 0.24%
60 Poulsbo 4,126 0.24%
61 Yakima 33,466 0.24%
62 Lynden 5,193 0.23%
63 Pullman 10,975 0.23%
64 Richland 21,624 0.23%
65 Kennewick 28,311 0.21%
66 Mukilteo 8,177 0.21%
67 Mountlake Terrace 8,216 0.21%
68 West Richland 4,687 0.19%
69 Friday Harbor 1,064 0.19%
70 Marysville 23,824 0.18%
71 Renton 38,563 0.18%
72 Sedro-Woolley 3,866 0.18%
73 Bellevue 55,691 0.17%
74 Chehalis 2,846 0.14%
75 Bremerton 16,516 0.13%
76 Issaquah 14,550 0.12%
77 Longview 15,131 0.11%
78 La Center 1,024 0.1%
79 Port Angeles 8,326 0.07%
80 Snoqualmie 4,179 0.07%
81 University Place 12,888 0.05%
82 Lynnwood 14,088 0.05%
83 Sammamish 20,855 0.03%
84 Quincy 1,964 0.0%
85 Port Townsend 4,454 0.0%
86 Prosser 2,405 0.0%
87 Snohomish 3,744 0.0%
88 Selah 2,807 0.0%
89 Stanwood 2,423 0.0%
90 Sultan 1,911 0.0%
91 Sumner 4,010 0.0%
92 Sunnyside 4,205 0.0%
93 Toppenish 2,327 0.0%
94 Union Gap 2,039 0.0%
95 Wapato 1,335 0.0%
96 Washougal 5,719 0.0%
97 White Salmon 1,107 0.0%
98 Woodinville 4,742 0.0%
99 Woodland 1,838 0.0%
100 Ridgefield 2,279 0.0%

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