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:
- Weaver (Jobs)
- Childersburg (Photos | Jobs)
- Monroeville (Photos | Jobs)
- Fultondale (Jobs)
- Heflin (Photos | Jobs)
- Chickasaw (Photos | Jobs)
- Livingston (Photos | Jobs)
- Glencoe (Photos | Jobs)
- Opelika (Photos | Jobs)
- 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:
- 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Alabama
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Alabama
- 10 Best Places To Live In Alabama
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
For more Alabama reading, check out:
- 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Alabama
- 10 Safest Places In Alabama
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Alabama
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Alabama
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