These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Mississippi For 2019


We looked at years of data to determine which Mississippi cities have the most pride

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth 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 0.18% of Mississippi residents is gay? That ranks as the number 49 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 2,017 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 83 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Mississippi for 2019:

  1. Baldwyn (Photos)
  2. Flowood (Photos)
  3. Byram
  4. Pass Christian (Photos)
  5. Long Beach (Photos)
  6. Ellisville (Photos)
  7. Southaven (Photos)
  8. Verona
  9. Ocean Springs (Photos)
  10. Cleveland (Photos)

According to the facts, Baldwyn is the gayest place in Mississippi for 2019.

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:

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Mississippi for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in Mississippi, we used the 2013-2017 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 83 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 1.88% gay households.

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.

Baldwyn, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,331
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 25 (13th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.88% (1st highest)
More on Baldwyn:  Data | Photos

Flowood, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 3,903
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 42 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.08% (2nd 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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,320
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 42 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.97% (3rd highest)
More on Byram:  Data

Byram is a city in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 11,489 as of the 2010 census, up from 7,386 at the 2000 census, at which time it was an unincorporated census-designated place. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was incorporated for a second time in its history on June 16, 2009.

Pass Christian, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,088
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Gay Households: 19 (18th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.91% (4th 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.

Long Beach, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 6,103
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 37 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.61% (5th 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.

Ellisville, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,240
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Gay Households: 7 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.56% (6th highest)
More on Ellisville:  Data | Photos

Southaven, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 18,737
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 85 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.45% (7th 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.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,337
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 6 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.45% (8th highest)
More on Verona:  Data

Ocean Springs, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 6,301
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 28 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.44% (9th highest)
More on Ocean Springs:  Data | Photos

Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States, approximately 2 miles east of Biloxi and west of Gautier. It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,225 at the 2000 U.S. Census. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city of Ocean Springs had a population of 17,442.

Cleveland, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 4,530
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 18 (19th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.4% (10th highest)
More on Cleveland:  Data | Photos

Cleveland is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 12,334 as of the 2010 United States Census.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Mississippi For 2019

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:

  • Kosciusko
  • Natchez
  • Morton

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Mississippi

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Baldwyn 1,331 1.88%
2 Flowood 3,903 1.08%
3 Byram 4,320 0.97%
4 Pass Christian 2,088 0.91%
5 Long Beach 6,103 0.61%
6 Ellisville 1,240 0.56%
7 Southaven 18,737 0.45%
8 Verona 1,337 0.45%
9 Ocean Springs 6,301 0.44%
10 Cleveland 4,530 0.4%
11 Vicksburg 9,277 0.38%
12 Gulfport 28,377 0.35%
13 Brandon 8,563 0.34%
14 Yazoo City 4,024 0.32%
15 Greenwood 5,396 0.32%
16 Jackson 62,895 0.31%
17 Biloxi 17,641 0.3%
18 Hattiesburg 17,690 0.27%
19 Holly Springs 2,339 0.26%
20 Leland 1,700 0.24%
21 Corinth 5,953 0.24%
22 Columbus 9,657 0.23%
23 Water Valley 1,375 0.22%
24 Oxford 9,456 0.2%
25 Olive Branch 13,117 0.2%
26 Greenville 12,147 0.19%
27 Gautier 6,869 0.19%
28 Hernando 5,534 0.18%
29 Ridgeland 10,615 0.15%
30 Tupelo 14,783 0.15%
31 Clinton 9,069 0.14%
32 Petal 3,773 0.13%
33 Madison 9,151 0.12%
34 Bay St. Louis 5,125 0.12%
35 Starkville 9,833 0.11%
36 Pearl 10,558 0.08%
37 Meridian 16,027 0.04%
38 Wiggins 1,318 0.0%
39 Okolona 1,050 0.0%
40 West Point 4,198 0.0%
41 Waynesboro 1,737 0.0%
42 Waveland 2,532 0.0%
43 Richland 2,457 0.0%
44 Newton 1,359 0.0%
45 Philadelphia 2,762 0.0%
46 Picayune 4,128 0.0%
47 Senatobia 2,676 0.0%
48 Pontotoc 2,029 0.0%
49 Saltillo 1,896 0.0%
50 Ripley 1,995 0.0%
51 Pascagoula 8,405 0.0%
52 New Albany 2,985 0.0%
53 Aberdeen 2,131 0.0%
54 Moss Point 5,147 0.0%
55 Amory 2,899 0.0%
56 Batesville 2,627 0.0%
57 Booneville 2,931 0.0%
58 Brookhaven 4,506 0.0%
59 Canton 4,564 0.0%
60 Carthage 1,574 0.0%
61 Clarksdale 5,994 0.0%
62 Columbia 2,230 0.0%
63 Crystal Springs 1,634 0.0%
64 D’iberville 4,414 0.0%
65 Diamondhead 3,535 0.0%
66 Florence 1,444 0.0%
67 Forest 2,079 0.0%
68 Fulton 1,299 0.0%
69 Grenada 4,512 0.0%
70 Hazlehurst 1,262 0.0%
71 Hollandale 1,012 0.0%
72 Horn Lake 9,426 0.0%
73 Houston 1,292 0.0%
74 Indianola 3,598 0.0%
75 Iuka 1,182 0.0%
76 Winona 1,909 0.0%
77 Laurel 6,925 0.0%
78 Louisville 2,390 0.0%
79 Magee 1,327 0.0%
80 Mccomb 4,931 0.0%
81 Morton 1,091 0.0%
82 Natchez 6,326 0.0%
83 Kosciusko 2,620 0.0%