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 0.43% of North Carolina residents is gay? That ranks 22 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Tar Heel State.
Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in North Carolina.
After analyzing 225 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in North Carolina:
- Fletcher (Photos)
- Woodfin (Photos)
- Kill Devil Hills (Photos)
- Long View
- Stokesdale (Photos)
- Black Mountain (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 North Carolina.
How do you determine the gayest city in North Carolina?
In order to rank the gayest cities in North Carolina, 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.
We ranked each place from 1 to 225 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.
In the end, Zebulon ended up being the the most gay place with 4.78% gay households.
Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in North Carolina. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.
Households: 1,382Gay Households: 66
% Gay Households: 4.78%
Households: 3,170Gay Households: 75
% Gay Households: 2.37%
Households: 2,414Gay Households: 52
% Gay Households: 2.15%
4. Kill Devil Hills
Households: 3,020Gay Households: 65
% Gay Households: 2.15%
Households: 1,518Gay Households: 26
% Gay Households: 1.71%
6. Long View
Households: 1,893Gay Households: 32
% Gay Households: 1.69%
Households: 1,808 Gay Households: 30
% Gay Households: 1.66%
Households: 1,804Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 1.61%
Households: 1,763Gay Households: 28
% Gay Households: 1.59%
10. Black Mountain
Households: 3,637Gay Households: 57
% Gay Households: 1.57%
There You Have It
If you’re looking at the number of gay households in North Carolina, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in North Carolina:
- Mount Olive
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In North Carolina
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|Kill Devil Hills||4||0.02%|