Gayest Places In Alabama For 2020


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the gayest places in Alabama.

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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 0.17% of Alabama residents is gay? That ranks as the number 46 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 3,747 gay households in The Heart Of Dixie.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Alabama.

After analyzing 145 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Alabama for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Alabama For 2020

  1. Irondale (Photos)
  2. Heflin (Photos)
  3. Daphne (Photos)
  4. Troy (Photos)
  5. Andalusia (Photos)
  6. Southside (Photos)
  7. Calera (Photos)
  8. Chelsea (Photos)
  9. Fort Payne (Photos)
  10. Florence (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Alabama? According to the facts, Irondale is the gayest place in Alabama 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.

For more Alabama reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Alabama For 2020

Irondale, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 5,092
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 8)
Gay Households: 36 (15th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.22% (1st highest)
More on Irondale:  Data | Photos

Irondale is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. It is a suburb of Birmingham, northeast of Homewood and Mountain Brook. At the 2010 census the population was 12,349. The setting of the book Fried Green Tomatoes, by Irondale native Fannie Flagg, is loosely based on the town and the landmark Irondale Cafe, known as The Whistle-Stop Cafe in the book & film. Irondale is also the location of Catholic radio/television broadcaster EWTN. The city’s annual Whistle-Stop Festival attracts thousands to its eclectic mix of art, food and music.

Heflin, AL

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 1,323
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 21 (23rd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.06% (2nd highest)
More on Heflin:  Data | Photos

Daphne, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 9,593
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 59 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.9% (3rd highest)
More on Daphne:  Data | Photos

Daphne is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, on the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay. The city is located along I-10, 11 miles east of Mobile and 170 miles southwest of the state capital of Montgomery. The 2010 United States Census lists the population of the city as 21,570, making Daphne the most populous city in Baldwin County. It is a principal city of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metropolitan area, which includes all of Baldwin County.

Troy, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 6,892
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 66 (7th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.84% (4th highest)
More on Troy:  Data | Photos

Troy is a city in Pike County, Alabama, United States. The city is the county seat of Pike County. It was formally incorporated on February 4, 1843.

Andalusia, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 3,465
Rank Last Year: 112 (Up 107)
Gay Households: 20 (25th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.75% (5th highest)
More on Andalusia:  Data | Photos

Andalusia is a city in and the county seat of Covington County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 9,015.

Southside, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Households: 3,297
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 12 (40th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.73% (6th highest)
More on Southside:  Data | Photos

Southside is a city in Etowah and Calhoun counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is included in the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area. It incorporated in 1957. The population was 8,412 at the time of the 2010 United States Census. Located 8 to 12 miles south of downtown Gadsden, Southside is one of the fastest growing cities in northeast Alabama.

Calera, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 5,058
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Gay Households: 17 (31st highest)
% Gay Households: 0.67% (7th highest)
More on Calera:  Data | Photos

Calera is a city in Shelby and Chilton counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is the location of the Shelby County Airport. Calera’s population was 3,158 at the 2000 census.

Chelsea, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,108
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 4)
Gay Households: 13 (38th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.63% (8th highest)
More on Chelsea:  Data | Photos

Fort Payne, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 5,187
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 13 (38th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.5% (9th highest)
More on Fort Payne:  Data | Photos

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 14,012.

Florence, AL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 17,482
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 40 (12th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.46% (10th highest)
More on Florence:  Data | Photos

Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state’s northwest corner.

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Alabama for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in Alabama, 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 145 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 1.22% gay households. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Alabama. 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 Alabama For 2020

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Alabama, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Alabama:

  • Winfield
  • Midfield
  • Fairhope

For more Alabama reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Alabama

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Irondale 5,092 1.22%
2 Heflin 1,323 1.06%
3 Daphne 9,593 0.9%
4 Troy 6,892 0.84%
5 Andalusia 3,465 0.75%
6 Southside 3,297 0.73%
7 Calera 5,058 0.67%
8 Chelsea 4,108 0.63%
9 Fort Payne 5,187 0.5%
10 Florence 17,482 0.46%
11 Birmingham 89,880 0.41%
12 Sheffield 4,045 0.4%
13 Mobile 77,668 0.39%
14 Leeds 4,783 0.38%
15 Montevallo 2,177 0.37%
16 Center Point 6,129 0.36%
17 Alabaster 11,227 0.34%
18 Bessemer 10,431 0.31%
19 Helena 6,534 0.28%
20 Selma 7,796 0.26%
21 Huntsville 82,858 0.24%
22 Madison 18,591 0.22%
23 Oxford 7,972 0.2%
24 Dothan 26,001 0.19%
25 Pelham 8,765 0.18%
26 Hueytown 5,615 0.18%
27 Gadsden 13,713 0.18%
28 Anniston 9,340 0.17%
29 Vestavia Hills 13,091 0.17%
30 Homewood 9,916 0.14%
31 Phenix City 14,462 0.14%
32 Hoover 32,685 0.13%
33 Tuscaloosa 35,192 0.12%
34 Montgomery 79,368 0.12%
35 Auburn 22,850 0.09%
36 Prattville 13,776 0.07%
37 Arab 3,188 0.06%
38 Ozark 5,849 0.0%
39 Pell City 5,588 0.0%
40 Orange Beach 2,653 0.0%
41 Adamsville 1,472 0.0%
42 Opelika 11,974 0.0%
43 Oneonta 2,334 0.0%
44 Odenville 1,372 0.0%
45 Northport 9,425 0.0%
46 New Hope 1,134 0.0%
47 Muscle Shoals 5,521 0.0%
48 Mountain Brook 7,410 0.0%
49 Moulton 1,401 0.0%
50 Moody 4,893 0.0%
51 Monroeville 2,121 0.0%
52 Opp 2,730 0.0%
53 Piedmont 2,037 0.0%
54 Roanoke 2,352 0.0%
55 Pinson 2,700 0.0%
56 Weaver 1,120 0.0%
57 Warrior 1,558 0.0%
58 Valley Grande 1,358 0.0%
59 Valley 3,623 0.0%
60 Union Springs 1,381 0.0%
61 Tuskegee 3,076 0.0%
62 Tuscumbia 3,168 0.0%
63 Trussville 7,695 0.0%
64 Thomasville 1,638 0.0%
65 Tarrant 2,183 0.0%
66 Tallassee 1,926 0.0%
67 Talladega 5,635 0.0%
68 Sylacauga 4,794 0.0%
69 Sumiton 1,046 0.0%
70 Springville 1,468 0.0%
71 Spanish Fort 3,304 0.0%
72 Smiths Station 2,112 0.0%
73 Scottsboro 6,014 0.0%
74 Satsuma 2,248 0.0%
75 Saraland 4,881 0.0%
76 Russellville 3,143 0.0%
77 Robertsdale 2,449 0.0%
78 Red Bay 1,152 0.0%
79 Rainsville 2,010 0.0%
80 Rainbow City 4,036 0.0%
81 Prichard 7,574 0.0%
82 Pleasant Grove 3,745 0.0%
83 Pike Road 3,221 0.0%
84 Millbrook 5,705 0.0%
85 Jackson 1,882 0.0%
86 Margaret 1,364 0.0%
87 Enterprise 10,867 0.0%
88 Elba 1,368 0.0%
89 East Brewton 1,150 0.0%
90 Demopolis 2,825 0.0%
91 Decatur 22,081 0.0%
92 Daleville 2,026 0.0%
93 Dadeville 1,077 0.0%
94 Cullman 6,177 0.0%
95 Columbiana 1,494 0.0%
96 Clay 3,556 0.0%
97 Clanton 3,291 0.0%
98 Citronelle 1,392 0.0%
99 Eufaula 4,911 0.0%
100 Childersburg 2,142 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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