Gayest Places In Georgia 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 Georgia.

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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 0.35% of Georgia residents is gay? That ranks as the number 15 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 13,935 gay households in The Peach State.

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

After analyzing 191 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Georgia for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Georgia For 2020

  1. Lovejoy (Photos)
  2. Hapeville (Photos)
  3. Montezuma (Photos)
  4. Avondale Estates (Photos)
  5. Springfield
  6. Thomson (Photos)
  7. Atlanta (Photos)
  8. Doraville (Photos)
  9. East Point (Photos)
  10. Perry (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in Georgia? According to the facts, Lovejoy is the gayest place in Georgia 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 Georgia reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Georgia For 2020

Lovejoy, GA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,952
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 94 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 5.64% (1st highest)
More on Lovejoy:  Data | Photos

Hapeville, GA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,664
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 18)
Gay Households: 53 (22nd highest)
% Gay Households: 3.98% (2nd highest)
More on Hapeville:  Data | Photos

Hapeville is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States, located adjacent to the city of Atlanta. The population was 6,373 at the 2010 census. It is named for Dr. Samuel Hape, one of the area’s original landowners and its first mayor.

Montezuma, GA

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Households: 1,320
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 19 (56th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.88% (3rd highest)
More on Montezuma:  Data | Photos

Avondale Estates, GA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Households: 1,403
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 37 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.85% (4th highest)
More on Avondale Estates:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,341
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 14 (70th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.09% (5th highest)
More on Springfield:  Data

Thomson, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 2,711
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 8)
Gay Households: 26 (44th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.92% (6th highest)
More on Thomson:  Data | Photos

Thomson, originally called Slashes is a city in McDuffie County, Georgia, United States. The population was 6,778 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of McDuffie County. Thomson’s nickname is “The Camellia City of the South”, in honor of the thousands of camellia plants throughout the city. Thomson was founded in 1837 as a depot on the Georgia Railroad. It was renamed in 1853 for railroad official John Edgar Thomson and incorporated February 15, 1854 as a town and in 1870 as a city. It is part of the Augusta – Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Atlanta, GA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 199,478
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 2,377 (1st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.69% (7th highest)
More on Atlanta:  Data | Photos

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the State of Georgia in the United States. With an estimated 2016 population of 472,522, it is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.7 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.

Doraville, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,159
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 29 (38th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.65% (8th highest)
More on Doraville:  Data | Photos

Doraville is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The municipality is northeast of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 8,330.

East Point, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 14,039
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 183 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.58% (9th highest)
More on East Point:  Data | Photos

East Point is a suburban city located southwest of the neighborhoods of Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 33,712. The city name is derived from being at the opposite end of the former Atlanta & West Point Railroad from West Point.

Perry, GA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 5,834
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 118 (9th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.54% (10th highest)
More on Perry:  Data | Photos

Perry is a city in Houston and Peach counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is the county seat of Houston County. The population was 13,839 at the 2010 census, up from 9,602 at the 2000 census. As of 2015 the estimated population was 15,457. It is part of the Warner Robins, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, within the Macon-Bibb County-Warner Robins Combined Statistical Area.

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Georgia, 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 191 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 5.64% gay households. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  • Wrightsville
  • Greensboro
  • Gray

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Georgia

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Lovejoy 1,952 5.64%
2 Hapeville 2,664 3.98%
3 Montezuma 1,320 2.88%
4 Avondale Estates 1,403 2.85%
5 Springfield 1,341 2.09%
6 Thomson 2,711 1.92%
7 Atlanta 199,478 1.69%
8 Doraville 3,159 1.65%
9 East Point 14,039 1.58%
10 Perry 5,834 1.54%
11 Thunderbolt 1,044 1.53%
12 Chamblee 10,983 1.24%
13 Dunwoody 20,025 1.22%
14 Barnesville 1,995 1.2%
15 Powder Springs 5,277 1.06%
16 Covington 5,071 0.99%
17 Brunswick 6,395 0.97%
18 Smyrna 24,531 0.92%
19 Lawrenceville 10,377 0.87%
20 Alpharetta 23,790 0.81%
21 Swainsboro 2,503 0.8%
22 Rincon 3,788 0.74%
23 Savannah 53,187 0.6%
24 Decatur 8,480 0.59%
25 Marietta 23,947 0.56%
26 Conyers 6,067 0.53%
27 Johns Creek 27,945 0.49%
28 Winder 5,337 0.41%
29 Newnan 14,771 0.41%
30 Norcross 5,089 0.39%
31 Douglasville 12,501 0.38%
32 Acworth 8,543 0.33%
33 Lagrange 11,005 0.33%
34 Forest Park 6,420 0.31%
35 Sandy Springs 45,833 0.31%
36 Gainesville 12,957 0.29%
37 Sugar Hill 6,990 0.29%
38 Pooler 8,655 0.28%
39 Calhoun 5,918 0.27%
40 Canton 9,688 0.27%
41 Roswell 34,430 0.25%
42 Stockbridge 9,752 0.25%
43 Kennesaw 12,807 0.23%
44 Tifton 5,783 0.17%
45 Rome 13,994 0.16%
46 Woodstock 12,060 0.15%
47 Valdosta 20,764 0.14%
48 Waycross 5,760 0.14%
49 Warner Robins 29,306 0.14%
50 College Park 6,116 0.13%
51 Albany 28,741 0.12%
52 Peachtree City 13,196 0.11%
53 Statesboro 10,210 0.1%
54 Dalton 11,461 0.09%
55 Columbus 72,924 0.08%
56 Senoia 1,367 0.0%
57 Oakwood 1,414 0.0%
58 Temple 1,505 0.0%
59 St. Marys 7,053 0.0%
60 Thomaston 3,338 0.0%
61 Nashville 1,958 0.0%
62 Moultrie 4,876 0.0%
63 Morrow 2,115 0.0%
64 Monticello 1,063 0.0%
65 West Point 1,559 0.0%
66 Monroe 4,981 0.0%
67 Milton 12,897 0.0%
68 Millen 1,145 0.0%
69 Stone Mountain 2,274 0.0%
70 Milledgeville 6,000 0.0%
71 Metter 1,411 0.0%
72 Thomasville 7,248 0.0%
73 Mcdonough 8,458 0.0%
74 Suwanee 6,699 0.0%
75 Tybee Island 1,274 0.0%
76 Manchester 1,608 0.0%
77 Summerville 1,717 0.0%
78 Madison 1,583 0.0%
79 Toccoa 3,141 0.0%
80 Ocilla 1,144 0.0%
81 Villa Rica 5,152 0.0%
82 Palmetto 1,687 0.0%
83 Pelham 1,289 0.0%
84 Union City 8,331 0.0%
85 Walthourville 1,610 0.0%
86 Sylvania 1,092 0.0%
87 Lyons 1,612 0.0%
88 Sandersville 2,120 0.0%
89 Washington 1,625 0.0%
90 Royston 1,207 0.0%
91 Vienna 1,409 0.0%
92 Rossville 1,411 0.0%
93 Snellville 6,077 0.0%
94 Rockmart 1,552 0.0%
95 Riverdale 5,875 0.0%
96 Ringgold 1,488 0.0%
97 Watkinsville 1,043 0.0%
98 Richmond Hill 4,251 0.0%
99 Sylvester 2,318 0.0%
100 Reidsville 1,209 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

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