These Are The 10 Gayest Places In North Carolina For 2019


We looked at years of data to determine which North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

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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 0.32% of North Carolina residents is gay? That ranks as the number 23 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 12,448 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 229 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in North Carolina for 2019:

  1. Weaverville (Photos)
  2. Pittsboro (Photos)
  3. Kill Devil Hills (Photos)
  4. Stanley
  5. Flat Rock
  6. Davidson (Photos)
  7. Rutherfordton
  8. Asheville (Photos)
  9. Benson (Photos)
  10. Nashville

According to the facts, Weaverville is the gayest place in North Carolina 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.

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in North Carolina, 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 229 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 2.81% 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.

Weaverville, NC

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 1,671
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 47 (26th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.81% (1st highest)
More on Weaverville:  Data | Photos

Pittsboro, NC

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,801
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 35 (33rd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.94% (2nd highest)
More on Pittsboro:  Data | Photos

Kill Devil Hills, NC

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,938
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Gay Households: 51 (24th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.74% (3rd highest)
More on Kill Devil Hills:  Data | Photos

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. The population was 6,683 at the 2010 census, up from 5,897 in 2000. It is the most populous settlement in both Dare County and on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Kill Devil Hills Micropolitan Statistical Area is part of the larger Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,377
Rank Last Year: 174 (Up 170)
Gay Households: 20 (55th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.45% (4th highest)
More on Stanley:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,600
Rank Last Year: 31 (Up 26)
Gay Households: 23 (44th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.44% (5th highest)
More on Flat Rock:  Data

Davidson, NC

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Households: 4,140
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 57 (22nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.38% (6th highest)
More on Davidson:  Data | Photos

Davidson is a lakeside town on Lake Norman in northern Mecklenburg County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 10,944 at the 2010 census. It is home to Davidson College. The town is centered on the college from which it takes its name.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,968
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 26 (38th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.32% (7th highest)
More on Rutherfordton:  Data

Asheville, NC

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 39,697
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 455 (5th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.15% (8th highest)
More on Asheville:  Data | Photos

Asheville is a city and the county seat of Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. It is the largest city in Western North Carolina, and the 12th-most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The city’s population was 89,121 according to the 2016 estimates. It is the principal city in the four-county Asheville metropolitan area, with a population of 424,858 in 2010. Asheville is home to the United States National Climatic Data Center, the world’s largest active archive of weather data.

Benson, NC

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,278
Rank Last Year: 174 (Up 165)
Gay Households: 14 (74th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.1% (9th highest)
More on Benson:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,440
Rank Last Year: 174 (Up 164)
Gay Households: 26 (38th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.07% (10th highest)
More on Nashville:  Data

Nashville is a city in Nash County, North Carolina, United States. The town was founded in 1780 and features a rare collection of Victorian and Queen Anne style homes. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The estimated population of Nashville was 5,460 in 2015. It is the county seat of Nash County. Like Nashville, Tennessee, the town and its county were named for Francis Nash, an officer of the North Carolina militia who died in the American Revolutionary War. The city sits in East Central region of North Carolina, between the Research Triangle and the Coastal Plain. The city is about 35 minutes east of Raleigh.

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

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:

  • Zebulon
  • Landis
  • Madison

For more North Carolina reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In North Carolina

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Weaverville 1,671 2.81%
2 Pittsboro 1,801 1.94%
3 Kill Devil Hills 2,938 1.74%
4 Stanley 1,377 1.45%
5 Flat Rock 1,600 1.44%
6 Davidson 4,140 1.38%
7 Rutherfordton 1,968 1.32%
8 Asheville 39,697 1.15%
9 Benson 1,278 1.1%
10 Nashville 2,440 1.07%
11 Morehead City 4,219 1.04%
12 Valdese 1,659 1.02%
13 Boone 5,825 1.01%
14 Waynesville 4,756 0.99%
15 Beaufort 2,142 0.89%
16 Haw River 1,029 0.87%
17 Newport 1,989 0.85%
18 Laurel Park 1,183 0.85%
19 Lowell 1,312 0.84%
20 Raeford 1,758 0.8%
21 King 2,853 0.77%
22 Kernersville 10,289 0.71%
23 Fairmont 1,137 0.7%
24 Shelby 8,151 0.7%
25 Smithfield 4,501 0.67%
26 Chapel Hill 19,960 0.67%
27 Emerald Isle 1,832 0.66%
28 Durham 104,966 0.65%
29 Oxford 3,297 0.64%
30 Mocksville 2,047 0.64%
31 Hillsborough 2,558 0.59%
32 Fletcher 3,423 0.58%
33 Wendell 2,454 0.57%
34 Southport 1,433 0.56%
35 Mineral Springs 1,082 0.55%
36 Cornelius 11,982 0.53%
37 Hickory 16,183 0.53%
38 Raleigh 176,870 0.52%
39 Sawmills 1,931 0.52%
40 Huntersville 19,515 0.52%
41 Greensboro 114,552 0.52%
42 High Point 40,945 0.51%
43 Conover 3,127 0.51%
44 Charlotte 316,481 0.51%
45 Burlington 21,791 0.51%
46 Dunn 3,949 0.51%
47 Granite Falls 1,780 0.51%
48 Wilmington 50,389 0.49%
49 Hudson 1,436 0.49%
50 Angier 1,899 0.47%
51 Mills River 2,789 0.47%
52 Wingate 1,079 0.46%
53 Mount Holly 5,716 0.44%
54 Archdale 4,616 0.43%
55 Morrisville 8,804 0.43%
56 Winterville 3,708 0.43%
57 Woodfin 2,335 0.43%
58 Leland 7,332 0.42%
59 North Wilkesboro 1,735 0.4%
60 Kure Beach 1,009 0.4%
61 Gastonia 28,097 0.4%
62 Winston-Salem 94,105 0.39%
63 Tarboro 4,658 0.39%
64 Matthews 11,678 0.39%
65 Hendersonville 6,852 0.38%
66 Black Mountain 3,724 0.38%
67 Ahoskie 1,864 0.38%
68 Ayden 2,032 0.34%
69 Belmont 4,394 0.34%
70 Lenoir 7,215 0.33%
71 Statesville 9,634 0.33%
72 Lumberton 7,147 0.32%
73 Salisbury 12,654 0.31%
74 Oak Island 3,605 0.31%
75 Elizabeth City 6,579 0.3%
76 Knightdale 5,313 0.3%
77 Roanoke Rapids 5,992 0.3%
78 Wilson 19,737 0.28%
79 Hope Mills 5,704 0.28%
80 Fayetteville 80,451 0.27%
81 Greenville 36,585 0.27%
82 Butner 2,664 0.26%
83 Clayton 6,618 0.26%
84 Cary 60,263 0.25%
85 Carrboro 8,991 0.24%
86 Selma 2,068 0.24%
87 Graham 6,222 0.24%
88 Rockingham 3,842 0.23%
89 Lincolnton 4,029 0.22%
90 Mebane 5,620 0.21%
91 Concord 31,355 0.21%
92 Stallings 5,357 0.21%
93 Sanford 10,300 0.2%
94 Henderson 5,990 0.2%
95 New Bern 12,982 0.2%
96 Thomasville 11,003 0.19%
97 Indian Trail 12,158 0.19%
98 Laurinburg 6,043 0.18%
99 Brevard 3,356 0.18%
100 Jacksonville 20,831 0.18%

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