These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Mississippi


We looked at years of data to determine which Mississippi 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 0.27% 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.

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:

  1. Baldwyn
  2. Cleveland (Photos)
  3. Pearl (Photos)
  4. Canton (Photos)
  5. Pass Christian
  6. Forest (Photos)
  7. Gulfport (Photos)
  8. Brookhaven (Photos)
  9. Southaven (Photos)
  10. Yazoo City (Photos)

Read 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.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Mississippi?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Mississippi, we used the 2009-2014 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.

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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, Baldwyn ended up being the the most gay place with 2.75% 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.

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1. Baldwyn

Baldwyn, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,310
Gay Households: 36
% Gay Households: 2.75%

2. Cleveland

Cleveland, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 4,622
Gay Households: 59
% Gay Households: 1.28%

3. Pearl

Pearl, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 10,179
Gay Households: 130
% Gay Households: 1.28%

4. Canton

Canton, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 4,464
Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 0.94%

5. Pass Christian

Pass Christian, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,869
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 0.8%

6. Forest

Forest, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,982
Gay Households: 15
% Gay Households: 0.76%

7. Gulfport

Gulfport, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 27,335
Gay Households: 182
% Gay Households: 0.67%

8. Brookhaven

Brookhaven, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 4,499
Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 0.67%

9. Southaven

Southaven, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 17,986
Gay Households: 110
% Gay Households: 0.61%

10. Yazoo City

Yazoo City, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 3,733
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 0.56%

There You Have It

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:

  1. Aberdeen
  2. Clinton
  3. Okolona
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Mississippi

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Baldwyn 1 0.03% 1,310 3,600
Cleveland 2 0.01% 4,622 5,900
Pearl 3 0.01% 10,179 13,000
Canton 4 0.01% 4,464 4,200
Pass Christian 5 0.01% 1,869 1,500
Forest 6 0.01% 1,982 1,500
Gulfport 7 0.01% 27,335 18,200
Brookhaven 8 0.01% 4,499 3,000
Southaven 9 0.01% 17,986 11,000
Yazoo City 10 0.01% 3,733 2,100
Hattiesburg 11 0.01% 18,033 9,500
Hernando 12 0.01% 5,186 2,600
Ocean Springs 13 0.0% 6,608 2,800
Vicksburg 14 0.0% 9,083 3,700
Verona 15 0.0% 1,224 500
Flowood 16 0.0% 3,669 1,500
Biloxi 17 0.0% 17,619 6,900
Leland 18 0.0% 1,793 700
Jackson 19 0.0% 62,417 23,500
Columbia 20 0.0% 2,354 800
Greenville 21 0.0% 12,228 4,100
Mccomb 22 0.0% 5,090 1,700
New Albany 23 0.0% 2,995 900
Byram 24 0.0% 4,236 1,200
Amory 25 0.0% 2,680 700
Ridgeland 26 0.0% 10,523 2,400
Oxford 27 0.0% 7,504 1,700
Gautier 28 0.0% 6,696 1,500
Indianola 29 0.0% 3,644 800
Madison 30 0.0% 8,870 1,800
Macon 31 0.0% 1,027 200
Moss Point 32 0.0% 5,209 1,000
Horn Lake 33 0.0% 9,225 1,700
Tupelo 34 0.0% 13,261 2,000
Laurel 35 0.0% 6,738 1,000
Olive Branch 36 0.0% 12,844 1,700
Greenwood 37 0.0% 5,510 600
Petal 38 0.0% 3,863 400
Starkville 39 0.0% 9,845 900
Pascagoula 40 0.0% 8,329 700
Brandon 41 0.0% 8,067 600
Columbus 42 0.0% 9,592 600
Meridian 43 0.0% 15,959 400
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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