Gayest Places In Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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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 0.13% of Mississippi residents is gay? That ranks as the number 48 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 1,822 gay households in The Magnolia State.

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

After analyzing 81 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Mississippi for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Mississippi For 2020

  1. Flowood (Photos)
  2. Pass Christian (Photos)
  3. Ridgeland (Photos)
  4. Long Beach (Photos)
  5. Oxford (Photos)
  6. Leland (Photos)
  7. New Albany (Photos)
  8. Corinth (Photos)
  9. Southaven (Photos)
  10. Bay St. Louis (Photos)

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

The 10 Gayest Cities In Mississippi For 2020

Flowood, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 3,828
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 47 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.46% (1st highest)
More on Flowood:  Data | Photos

Flowood is a city in Rankin County, Mississippi. The population was 7,823 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Pass Christian, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,103
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 24 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.81% (2nd highest)
More on Pass Christian:  Data | Photos

Pass Christian, nicknamed The Pass, is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,613 at the 2010 census.

Ridgeland, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 10,570
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 8)
Gay Households: 44 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.83% (3rd highest)
More on Ridgeland:  Data | Photos

Ridgeland is a city in Madison County, Mississippi. The population was 24,047 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Long Beach, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 6,357
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 40 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.76% (4th highest)
More on Long Beach:  Data | Photos

Long Beach is a city located in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 14,792.

Oxford, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 9,250
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 24 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.52% (5th highest)
More on Oxford:  Data | Photos

Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1837, it was named after the British university city of Oxford in hopes of having the state university located there, which it did successfully attract.

Leland, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,660
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 4 (33rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.48% (6th highest)
More on Leland:  Data | Photos

New Albany, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,976
Rank Last Year: 23 (Up 16)
Gay Households: 6 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.4% (7th highest)
More on New Albany:  Data | Photos

Corinth, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 6,041
Rank Last Year: 48 (Up 40)
Gay Households: 25 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.4% (8th highest)
More on Corinth:  Data | Photos

Corinth is a city in and the county seat of Alcorn County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 14,573 at the 2010 census. Its ZIP codes are 38834 and 38835.

Southaven, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 19,174
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 54 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.37% (9th highest)
More on Southaven:  Data | Photos

Southaven is a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States. It is a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, and a principal city in the Memphis metropolitan area. The 2010 census reported a population of 48,982, making Southaven the third-largest city in Mississippi. Southaven is traversed from north to south by the I-55/I-69 freeway. The city’s name derives from the fact that Southaven is located south of Whitehaven, a neighborhood in Memphis.

Bay St. Louis, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 5,610
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 9 (26th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.32% (10th highest)
More on Bay St. Louis:  Data | Photos

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Mississippi, 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 81 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 2.46% gay households. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  • Yazoo City
  • Macon
  • Fulton

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Mississippi

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Flowood 3,828 2.46%
2 Pass Christian 2,103 1.81%
3 Ridgeland 10,570 0.83%
4 Long Beach 6,357 0.76%
5 Oxford 9,250 0.52%
6 Leland 1,660 0.48%
7 New Albany 2,976 0.4%
8 Corinth 6,041 0.4%
9 Southaven 19,174 0.37%
10 Bay St. Louis 5,610 0.32%
11 Gulfport 28,478 0.3%
12 Water Valley 1,399 0.29%
13 Pearl 10,460 0.25%
14 Jackson 62,109 0.24%
15 Madison 8,940 0.2%
16 Hattiesburg 17,495 0.18%
17 Biloxi 17,954 0.14%
18 Wiggins 1,312 0.0%
19 Mccomb 4,955 0.0%
20 Meridian 15,815 0.0%
21 Morton 1,125 0.0%
22 Vicksburg 9,240 0.0%
23 Moss Point 5,206 0.0%
24 Natchez 6,228 0.0%
25 Verona 1,323 0.0%
26 Newton 1,372 0.0%
27 Ocean Springs 6,345 0.0%
28 Okolona 1,147 0.0%
29 Olive Branch 13,347 0.0%
30 Ripley 1,813 0.0%
31 Tupelo 14,762 0.0%
32 West Point 4,245 0.0%
33 Pascagoula 8,304 0.0%
34 Waynesboro 1,695 0.0%
35 Petal 3,795 0.0%
36 Philadelphia 2,701 0.0%
37 Magee 1,437 0.0%
38 Picayune 4,336 0.0%
39 Pontotoc 1,967 0.0%
40 Richland 2,459 0.0%
41 Starkville 9,925 0.0%
42 Senatobia 2,583 0.0%
43 Saltillo 1,812 0.0%
44 Waveland 2,581 0.0%
45 Aberdeen 2,023 0.0%
46 Louisville 2,359 0.0%
47 Columbus 9,749 0.0%
48 Columbia 2,118 0.0%
49 Clinton 9,161 0.0%
50 Cleveland 4,360 0.0%
51 Clarksdale 5,862 0.0%
52 Carthage 1,434 0.0%
53 Crystal Springs 1,549 0.0%
54 Canton 4,519 0.0%
55 Brookhaven 4,474 0.0%
56 Brandon 8,764 0.0%
57 Booneville 2,806 0.0%
58 Batesville 2,517 0.0%
59 Baldwyn 1,331 0.0%
60 Amory 2,940 0.0%
61 Byram 4,404 0.0%
62 D’iberville 5,308 0.0%
63 Ellisville 1,352 0.0%
64 Forest 2,188 0.0%
65 Winona 1,839 0.0%
66 Laurel 6,833 0.0%
67 Kosciusko 2,712 0.0%
68 Iuka 1,164 0.0%
69 Indianola 3,524 0.0%
70 Houston 1,254 0.0%
71 Horn Lake 9,506 0.0%
72 Holly Springs 2,451 0.0%
73 Hernando 5,509 0.0%
74 Hazlehurst 1,155 0.0%
75 Grenada 4,919 0.0%
76 Greenwood 5,128 0.0%
77 Greenville 12,277 0.0%
78 Gautier 6,697 0.0%
79 Fulton 1,257 0.0%
80 Macon 1,008 0.0%
81 Yazoo City 3,899 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

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