Gayest Places In Alabama


We looked at years of data to determine which Alabama 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 0.24% of Alabama residents is gay? That ranks 45 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 152 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Alabama:

  1. Weaver (Jobs)
  2. Childersburg (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Monroeville (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Fultondale (Jobs)
  5. Heflin (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Chickasaw (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Livingston (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Glencoe (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Opelika (Photos | Jobs)
  10. La Fayette (Photos | Jobs)

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

1. Weaver


Households: 1,164
Gay Households: 25
% Gay Households: 2.15%
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2. Childersburg

Childersburg, Alabama

Households: 2,320
Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 1.55%
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Childersburg is a city in Talladega County in the U.S. state of Alabama. It was incorporated in 1889. At the 2010 census the population was 5,175. It claims a history dating back before 1540, when it was noted as a village of the Coosa Nation visited by the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. The Alabama Army Ammunition Plant, important during World War II, was located 4 miles north of Childersburg.

3. Monroeville

Monroeville, Alabama

Households: 2,164
Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 1.39%
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Monroeville is a city in Monroe County, Alabama, United States, the county seat of Monroe County. At the 2010 census its population was 6,519.

4. Fultondale


Households: 3,848
Gay Households: 52
% Gay Households: 1.35%
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Fultondale is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States and a northern suburb of Birmingham. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 8,380.

5. Heflin

Heflin, Alabama

Households: 1,358
Gay Households: 16
% Gay Households: 1.18%
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6. Chickasaw

Chickasaw, Alabama

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Households: 2,145
Gay Households: 25
% Gay Households: 1.17%
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Chickasaw is a city in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 U.S. Census the population is 6,106, a decline from 6,364 in 2000. It is included in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area.

7. Livingston

Livingston, Alabama

Households: 1,102
Gay Households: 11
% Gay Households: 1.0%
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8. Glencoe

Glencoe, Alabama

Households: 2,085
Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 0.91%
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Glencoe is a city in Calhoun and Etowah counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is part of the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city incorporated in 1939.

9. Opelika

Opelika, Alabama

Households: 11,723
Gay Households: 106
% Gay Households: 0.9%
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Opelika is a city in and the county seat of Lee County in the east central part of the State of Alabama. It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. According to the 2013 Census Estimate, the population of Opelika was 28,635. The Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA with a population of 150,933 which, along with the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area and Macon County, Alabama, comprises the greater Greater Columbus, Georgia, a region home to 501,649 residents.

10. La Fayette

La Fayette, Alabama

Households: 1,133
Gay Households: 10
% Gay Households: 0.88%
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How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Alabama?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Alabama, 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 152 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Weaver ended up being the the most gay place with 2.15% gay households.

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

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:

  1. York
  2. Oneonta
  3. Geneva

For more Alabama reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Alabama

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 Weaver 2.15% 25 1,164
2 Childersburg 1.55% 36 2,320
3 Monroeville 1.39% 30 2,164
4 Fultondale 1.35% 52 3,848
5 Heflin 1.18% 16 1,358
6 Chickasaw 1.17% 25 2,145
7 Livingston 1.0% 11 1,102
8 Glencoe 0.91% 19 2,085
9 Opelika 0.9% 106 11,723
10 La Fayette 0.88% 10 1,133
11 Montevallo 0.82% 18 2,197
12 Chelsea 0.72% 28 3,889
13 Rainsville 0.67% 13 1,933
14 Daphne 0.64% 59 9,154
15 Boaz 0.64% 21 3,286
16 Lincoln 0.61% 15 2,466
17 Priceville 0.58% 6 1,032
18 Decatur 0.57% 126 22,279
19 Sheffield 0.56% 22 3,933
20 Andalusia 0.55% 20 3,661
21 Helena 0.51% 32 6,289
22 Birmingham 0.51% 457 90,479
23 Opp 0.5% 13 2,598
24 Leeds 0.47% 21 4,468
25 Fayette 0.44% 8 1,818
26 Jasper 0.44% 24 5,485
27 Troy 0.43% 30 7,040
28 Mobile 0.42% 322 76,217
29 Jacksonville 0.42% 19 4,545
30 Florence 0.4% 71 17,575
31 Southside 0.4% 13 3,285
32 Huntsville 0.39% 314 80,000
33 Northport 0.39% 36 9,240
34 Ozark 0.39% 23 5,967
35 Elba 0.36% 5 1,387
36 Vestavia Hills 0.36% 48 13,452
37 Moody 0.33% 16 4,835
38 Homewood 0.31% 30 9,628
39 Athens 0.29% 27 9,315
40 Arab 0.29% 9 3,150
41 Foley 0.26% 19 7,245
42 Margaret 0.26% 3 1,152
43 Phenix City 0.26% 37 14,351
44 Trussville 0.25% 19 7,518
45 Alabaster 0.25% 27 10,706
46 Clay 0.25% 9 3,652
47 Auburn 0.23% 50 22,061
48 Irondale 0.21% 11 5,124
49 Pike Road 0.2% 6 2,967
50 Anniston 0.2% 19 9,518
51 Montgomery 0.19% 156 80,286
52 Dothan 0.19% 50 26,166
53 Saraland 0.18% 9 5,141
54 Gadsden 0.16% 23 14,162
55 Prattville 0.15% 20 13,356
56 Fort Payne 0.14% 7 5,075
57 Fairfield 0.14% 6 4,392
58 Bessemer 0.13% 14 10,512
59 Madison 0.12% 20 17,305
60 Center Point 0.11% 7 6,265
61 Hoover 0.11% 36 32,929
62 Tuscaloosa 0.1% 34 33,933
63 Guntersville 0.09% 3 3,302
64 Enterprise 0.09% 9 10,440
65 Oxford 0.08% 6 7,835
66 Hueytown 0.07% 4 6,017
67 Selma 0.07% 5 7,624
68 Pelham 0.02% 2 8,597
69 Vernon 0.0% 0 1,083
70 Orange Beach 0.0% 0 2,559
71 Warrior 0.0% 0 1,443
72 Piedmont 0.0% 0 2,012
73 Wetumpka 0.0% 0 2,630
74 Pell City 0.0% 0 5,582
75 Valley Grande 0.0% 0 1,406
76 Tallassee 0.0% 0 2,103
77 Pleasant Grove 0.0% 0 3,758
78 Talladega 0.0% 0 5,741
79 Sylacauga 0.0% 0 5,054
80 Sumiton 0.0% 0 1,065
81 Springville 0.0% 0 1,519
82 Thomasville 0.0% 0 1,696
83 Spanish Fort 0.0% 0 3,137
84 Smiths Station 0.0% 0 2,021
85 Semmes 0.0% 0 1,402
86 Tuscumbia 0.0% 0 3,498
87 Pinson 0.0% 0 2,988
88 Scottsboro 0.0% 0 5,937
89 Satsuma 0.0% 0 2,200
90 Russellville 0.0% 0 3,288
91 Robertsdale 0.0% 0 1,975
92 Roanoke 0.0% 0 2,441
93 Red Bay 0.0% 0 1,284
94 Tarrant 0.0% 0 2,487
95 Prichard 0.0% 0 7,511
96 Union Springs 0.0% 0 1,285
97 Valley 0.0% 0 3,670
98 Tuskegee 0.0% 0 3,226
99 Rainbow City 0.0% 0 3,950
100 Abbeville 0.0% 0 1,014

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