These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Mississippi


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\nWhen 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.\n\nWhile the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue.\n\nDid you know that an estimated 0.27% of Mississippi residents is gay? That ranks 46 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Magnolia State.\n\nOur goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Mississippi.\n\nAfter analyzing 83 cities with over 1,000 households, we\’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Mississippi:\n

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  1. Baldwyn
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  3. Cleveland (Photos)
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  5. Pearl (Photos)
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  7. Canton (Photos)
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  9. Pass Christian
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  11. Forest (Photos)
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  13. Gulfport
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  15. Brookhaven (Photos)
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  17. Southaven (Photos)
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  19. Yazoo City (Photos)
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\nRead on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. You can also check out the most conservative places in Mississippi.\n\n

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How do you determine the gayest city in Mississippi?

\nIn order to rank the gayest cities in Mississippi, we used the 2009-2014 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census. We looked at:\n

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  • Percentage of all households that are unmarried, same sex partners
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\n\nWe limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 1,000 households.\n\nWe ranked each place from 1 to 83 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.\n\nIn the end, Baldwyn ended up being the the most gay place with 2.75% gay households.\n\nRead 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.\n\n

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1. Baldwyn

\'Baldwyn,\n

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Population: 1,310
Gay Households: 36\n% Gay Households: 2.75%\n\n\n

2. Cleveland

\'Cleveland,\n

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Population: 4,622
Gay Households: 59\n% Gay Households: 1.28%\n\n\n

3. Pearl

\'Pearl,\n

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Population: 10,179
Gay Households: 130\n% Gay Households: 1.28%\n\n\n

4. Canton

\'Canton,\n

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Population: 4,464
Gay Households: 42\n% Gay Households: 0.94%\n\n\n

5. Pass Christian

\'Pass\n

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Population: 1,869
Gay Households: 15\n% Gay Households: 0.8%\n\n\n

6. Forest

\'Forest,\n

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Population: 1,982
Gay Households: 15\n% Gay Households: 0.76%\n\n\n

7. Gulfport

\'Gulfport,\n

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Population: 27,335
Gay Households: 182\n% Gay Households: 0.67%\n\n\n

8. Brookhaven

\'Brookhaven,\n

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Population: 4,499
Gay Households: 30\n% Gay Households: 0.67%\n\n\n

9. Southaven

\'Southaven,\n

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Population: 17,986
Gay Households: 110\n% Gay Households: 0.61%\n\n\n

10. Yazoo City

\'Yazoo\n

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Population: 3,733
Gay Households: 21\n% Gay Households: 0.56%\n\n

There You Have It

\nIf you\’re looking at the number of gay households in Mississippi, this is an accurate list.\n\nIf you\’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Mississippi:\n

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  1. Aberdeen
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  3. Clinton
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  5. Okolona
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\nFor more Mississippi reading , check out:\n

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Mississippi

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City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Baldwyn 1 0.03% 36 1,310
Cleveland 2 0.01% 59 4,622
Pearl 3 0.01% 130 10,179
Canton 4 0.01% 42 4,464
Pass Christian 5 0.01% 15 1,869
Forest 6 0.01% 15 1,982
Gulfport 7 0.01% 182 27,335
Brookhaven 8 0.01% 30 4,499
Southaven 9 0.01% 110 17,986
Yazoo City 10 0.01% 21 3,733
Hattiesburg 11 0.01% 95 18,033
Hernando 12 0.01% 26 5,186
Ocean Springs 13 0.0% 28 6,608
Vicksburg 14 0.0% 37 9,083
Verona 15 0.0% 5 1,224
Flowood 16 0.0% 15 3,669
Biloxi 17 0.0% 69 17,619
Leland 18 0.0% 7 1,793
Jackson 19 0.0% 235 62,417
Columbia 20 0.0% 8 2,354
Greenville 21 0.0% 41 12,228
Mccomb 22 0.0% 17 5,090
New Albany 23 0.0% 9 2,995
Byram 24 0.0% 12 4,236
Amory 25 0.0% 7 2,680
Ridgeland 26 0.0% 24 10,523
Oxford 27 0.0% 17 7,504
Gautier 28 0.0% 15 6,696
Indianola 29 0.0% 8 3,644
Madison 30 0.0% 18 8,870
Macon 31 0.0% 2 1,027
Moss Point 32 0.0% 10 5,209
Horn Lake 33 0.0% 17 9,225
Tupelo 34 0.0% 20 13,261
Laurel 35 0.0% 10 6,738
Olive Branch 36 0.0% 17 12,844
Greenwood 37 0.0% 6 5,510
Petal 38 0.0% 4 3,863
Starkville 39 0.0% 9 9,845
Pascagoula 40 0.0% 7 8,329
Brandon 41 0.0% 6 8,067
Columbus 42 0.0% 6 9,592
Meridian 43 0.0% 4 15,959
Batesville 44 0.0% 2,693
Wiggins 45 0.0% 1,247
West Point 46 0.0% 4,362
Philadelphia 47 0.0% 2,877
Picayune 48 0.0% 4,112
Pontotoc 49 0.0% 1,741
Richland 50 0.0% 2,632
Carthage 51 0.0% 1,645
Ripley 52 0.0% 2,061
Saltillo 53 0.0% 1,945
Clarksdale 54 0.0% 6,239
Waynesboro 55 0.0% 1,892
Waveland 56 0.0% 2,637
Booneville 57 0.0% 2,986
Bay St. Louis 58 0.0% 4,336
Water Valley 59 0.0% 1,289
Senatobia 60 0.0% 2,796
Hazlehurst 61 0.0% 1,326
Holly Springs 62 0.0% 2,375
Houston 63 0.0% 1,318
Grenada 64 0.0% 4,454
Iuka 65 0.0% 1,187
Kosciusko 66 0.0% 2,678
Winona 67 0.0% 1,812
Fulton 68 0.0% 1,174
Long Beach 69 0.0% 5,837
Louisville 70 0.0% 2,589
Florence 71 0.0% 1,559
Ellisville 72 0.0% 1,345
D\’Iberville 73 0.0% 3,994
Magee 74 0.0% 1,407
Morton 75 0.0% 1,161
Diamondhead 76 0.0% 3,496
Natchez 77 0.0% 6,493
Crystal Springs 78 0.0% 1,562
Newton 79 0.0% 1,395
Corinth 80 0.0% 6,111
Okolona 81 0.0% 1,076
Clinton 82 0.0% 9,092
Aberdeen 83 0.0% 2,086

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