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:
- Baldwyn (Photos)
- Flowood (Photos)
- Pass Christian (Photos)
- Long Beach (Photos)
- Ellisville (Photos)
- Southaven (Photos)
- Ocean Springs (Photos)
- 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:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Mississippi
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- 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Mississippi
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.
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 5)
Gay Households: 6 (32nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.45% (8th highest)
More on Verona: Data
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 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:
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- 10 Worst Places To Live In Mississippi
Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Mississippi
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