These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Georgia


We looked at years of data to determine which Georgia 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 0.42% of Georgia residents is gay? That ranks 16 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 193 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Georgia:

  1. Lovejoy (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Avondale Estates (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Tybee Island (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Thunderbolt (Jobs)
  5. Jonesboro (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Cuthbert (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Perry (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Montezuma (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Monticello (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Royston (Jobs)

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

1. Lovejoy

Lovejoy, Georgia

Households: 1,772
Gay Households: 73
% Gay Households: 4.12%
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2. Avondale Estates

Avondale Estates, Georgia

Households: 1,409
Gay Households: 45
% Gay Households: 3.19%
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3. Tybee Island

Tybee Island, Georgia

Households: 1,261
Gay Households: 34
% Gay Households: 2.7%
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4. Thunderbolt


Households: 1,045
Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 2.68%
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5. Jonesboro

Jonesboro, Georgia

Households: 1,219
Gay Households: 32
% Gay Households: 2.63%
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6. Cuthbert

Cuthbert, Georgia

Households: 1,450
Gay Households: 34
% Gay Households: 2.34%
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7. Perry

Perry, Georgia

Households: 5,310
Gay Households: 107
% Gay Households: 2.02%
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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.

8. Montezuma

Montezuma, Georgia

Households: 1,342
Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 1.94%
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9. Monticello

Monticello, Georgia

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Households: 1,010
Gay Households: 17
% Gay Households: 1.68%
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10. Royston


Households: 1,189
Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 1.6%
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How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Georgia?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Georgia, 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 193 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Lovejoy ended up being the the most gay place with 4.12% gay households.

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

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:

  1. Wrightsville
  2. Hephzibah
  3. Flowery Branch

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Georgia

Rank City % Gay Households Gay Households Households
1 Lovejoy 4.12% 73 1,772
2 Avondale Estates 3.19% 45 1,409
3 Tybee Island 2.7% 34 1,261
4 Thunderbolt 2.68% 28 1,045
5 Jonesboro 2.63% 32 1,219
6 Cuthbert 2.34% 34 1,450
7 Perry 2.02% 107 5,310
8 Montezuma 1.94% 26 1,342
9 Monticello 1.68% 17 1,010
10 Royston 1.6% 19 1,189
11 Ringgold 1.5% 23 1,536
12 Villa Rica 1.27% 67 5,272
13 Atlanta 1.24% 2,353 189,343
14 East Point 1.2% 164 13,626
15 Cumming 1.2% 26 2,175
16 College Park 1.19% 69 5,808
17 Centerville 1.18% 32 2,705
18 Chamblee 1.16% 118 10,166
19 Smyrna 1.15% 281 24,399
20 Springfield 1.13% 12 1,060
21 Hapeville 1.1% 30 2,729
22 Doraville 1.09% 33 3,018
23 Baxley 1.06% 19 1,785
24 Douglasville 0.87% 104 11,913
25 Thomson 0.87% 22 2,533
26 Jefferson 0.86% 32 3,719
27 Conyers 0.82% 45 5,475
28 Kennesaw 0.76% 98 12,843
29 Brookhaven 0.7% 150 21,560
30 Decatur 0.69% 56 8,076
31 Clarkston 0.69% 27 3,934
32 Peachtree Corners 0.67% 106 15,731
33 Dunwoody 0.63% 126 19,853
34 Barnesville 0.63% 12 1,919
35 Lafayette 0.62% 18 2,883
36 Soperton 0.61% 7 1,143
37 Donalsonville 0.59% 6 1,019
38 Norcross 0.59% 30 5,100
39 Fairburn 0.58% 28 4,810
40 Marietta 0.58% 136 23,637
41 Tifton 0.57% 31 5,419
42 Harlem 0.55% 6 1,087
43 Suwanee 0.55% 33 5,998
44 Forsyth 0.53% 8 1,496
45 Acworth 0.53% 44 8,290
46 Savannah 0.53% 283 53,865
47 Byron 0.52% 11 2,119
48 Fitzgerald 0.51% 17 3,352
49 Dallas 0.5% 23 4,598
50 Statesboro 0.47% 48 10,296
51 Lawrenceville 0.45% 45 10,031
52 Stone Mountain 0.44% 11 2,519
53 Canton 0.43% 38 8,879
54 Albany 0.41% 116 28,624
55 Duluth 0.4% 45 11,125
56 Roswell 0.4% 139 34,413
57 Pooler 0.39% 33 8,523
58 Alpharetta 0.37% 84 22,938
59 Monroe 0.36% 17 4,659
60 Sandy Springs 0.35% 155 44,231
61 Rincon 0.35% 12 3,453
62 Newnan 0.35% 47 13,558
63 Stockbridge 0.34% 32 9,342
64 Riverdale 0.34% 20 5,948
65 Kingsland 0.33% 20 6,035
66 Johns Creek 0.32% 87 26,880
67 Brunswick 0.32% 20 6,207
68 Cartersville 0.32% 24 7,567
69 Forest Park 0.31% 19 6,093
70 Columbus 0.3% 221 73,449
71 Tyrone 0.3% 7 2,349
72 Swainsboro 0.3% 7 2,360
73 Fayetteville 0.3% 19 6,413
74 Lagrange 0.27% 30 11,100
75 Snellville 0.27% 16 5,985
76 Sandersville 0.26% 6 2,283
77 Warner Robins 0.25% 70 27,674
78 Buford 0.25% 11 4,349
79 Powder Springs 0.24% 12 4,984
80 Bainbridge 0.23% 11 4,859
81 Sugar Hill 0.22% 14 6,453
82 Dalton 0.21% 24 11,189
83 St. Marys 0.21% 14 6,534
84 Woodstock 0.21% 22 10,349
85 Griffin 0.21% 17 8,287
86 Calhoun 0.2% 11 5,539
87 Holly Springs 0.19% 7 3,649
88 Rome 0.17% 23 13,850
89 Milledgeville 0.16% 10 6,102
90 Euharlee 0.14% 2 1,389
91 Dublin 0.14% 8 5,822
92 Waycross 0.14% 8 5,878
93 Jesup 0.14% 4 2,958
94 Gainesville 0.09% 11 12,567
95 Peachtree City 0.09% 11 12,646
96 Valdosta 0.06% 12 21,147
97 Hinesville 0.05% 7 12,776
98 Port Wentworth 0.0% 0 2,688
99 Ocilla 0.0% 0 1,040
100 Waynesboro 0.0% 0 2,121

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