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
- Irondale (Photos)
- Heflin (Photos)
- Daphne (Photos)
- Troy (Photos)
- Andalusia (Photos)
- Southside (Photos)
- Calera (Photos)
- Chelsea (Photos)
- Fort Payne (Photos)
- 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 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.
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 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 is a city in and the county seat of Covington County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 9,015.
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 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.
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 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:
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