These Are The 10 Gayest Places In North Carolina


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

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\nWhen 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.\n\nWhile the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue.\n\nDid 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.\n\nOur goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in North Carolina.\n\nAfter analyzing 225 cities with over 1,000 households, we\’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in North Carolina:\n

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  1. Zebulon (Photos)
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  3. Fletcher
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  5. Woodfin
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  7. Kill Devil Hills (Photos)
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  9. Pittsboro (Photos)
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  11. Long View
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  13. Sawmills
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  15. Raeford (Photos)
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  17. Stokesdale
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  19. Black Mountain (Photos)
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\nRead 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.\n\n

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How do you determine the gayest city in North Carolina?

\nIn 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:\n

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  • Percentage of all households that are unmarried, same sex partners
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\n\nWe limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 1,000 households.\n\nWe ranked each place from 1 to 225 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.\n\nIn the end, Zebulon ended up being the the most gay place with 4.78% gay households.\n\nRead 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.\n\n

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1. Zebulon

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Source: Wikipedia

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Population: 1,382
Gay Households: 66\n% Gay Households: 4.78%\n\n\n

2. Fletcher

\n Population: 3,170
Gay Households: 75\n% Gay Households: 2.37%\n\n\n

3. Woodfin

\'Woodfin,\n

Source: Google Maps

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Population: 2,414
Gay Households: 52\n% Gay Households: 2.15%\n\n\n

4. Kill Devil Hills

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Population: 3,020
Gay Households: 65\n% Gay Households: 2.15%\n\n\n

5. Pittsboro

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Population: 1,518
Gay Households: 26\n% Gay Households: 1.71%\n\n\n

6. Long View

\n Population: 1,893
Gay Households: 32\n% Gay Households: 1.69%\n\n\n

7. Sawmills

\n Population: 1,808
Gay Households: 30\n% Gay Households: 1.66%\n\n\n

8. Raeford

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Population: 1,804
Gay Households: 29\n% Gay Households: 1.61%\n\n\n

9. Stokesdale

\n Population: 1,763
Gay Households: 28\n% Gay Households: 1.59%\n\n\n

10. Black Mountain

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Population: 3,637
Gay Households: 57\n% Gay Households: 1.57%\n\n

There You Have It

\nIf you\’re looking at the number of gay households in North Carolina, this is an accurate list.\n\nIf you\’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in North Carolina:\n

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  1. Louisburg
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  3. Mount Olive
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  5. Nashville
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\nFor more North Carolina reading , check out:\n

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In North Carolina

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City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Zebulon 1 0.05% 66 1,382
Fletcher 2 0.02% 75 3,170
Woodfin 3 0.02% 52 2,414
Kill Devil Hills 4 0.02% 65 3,020
Pittsboro 5 0.02% 26 1,518
Long View 6 0.02% 32 1,893
Sawmills 7 0.02% 30 1,808
Raeford 8 0.02% 29 1,804
Stokesdale 9 0.02% 28 1,763
Black Mountain 10 0.02% 57 3,637
Asheville 11 0.02% 578 37,709
Weaverville 12 0.02% 23 1,520
Kings Mountain 13 0.01% 60 4,144
Knightdale 14 0.01% 66 4,654
Hillsborough 15 0.01% 32 2,274
Selma 16 0.01% 29 2,087
Morganton 17 0.01% 89 6,590
Ayden 18 0.01% 26 1,984
Hudson 19 0.01% 17 1,359
Elkin 20 0.01% 19 1,564
Weddington 21 0.01% 39 3,295
Oak Ridge 22 0.01% 25 2,198
Liberty 23 0.01% 11 1,041
Lowell 24 0.01% 14 1,342
Newton 25 0.01% 52 5,018
Southern Pines 26 0.01% 54 5,757
Fairmont 27 0.01% 10 1,084
Garner 28 0.01% 88 10,322
Newport 29 0.01% 15 1,785
Jame 30 0.01% 11 1,324
Tabor City 31 0.01% 14 1,695
Salisbury 32 0.01% 97 12,428
Durham 33 0.01% 731 98,318
Brevard 34 0.01% 23 3,140
Shelby 35 0.01% 59 8,070
Indian Trail 36 0.01% 78 11,209
Cornelius 37 0.01% 75 10,735
Cary 38 0.01% 377 53,975
Morehead City 39 0.01% 29 4,247
Hickory 40 0.01% 105 15,991
Valdese 41 0.01% 12 1,817
Yadkinville 42 0.01% 7 1,068
Matthews 43 0.01% 72 10,907
Raleigh 44 0.01% 1,094 166,316
Mint Hill 45 0.01% 58 8,909
Wingate 46 0.01% 7 1,078
River Bend 47 0.01% 9 1,390
Winston-Salem 48 0.01% 599 92,567
Chapel Hill 49 0.01% 128 20,271
Rockingham 50 0.01% 24 3,835
Carrboro 51 0.01% 55 8,673
Conover 52 0.01% 20 3,232
Carolina Beach 53 0.01% 15 2,469
Wilkesboro 54 0.01% 9 1,498
Wendell 55 0.01% 15 2,537
Thomasville 56 0.01% 61 10,593
High Point 57 0.01% 236 40,988
Gastonia 58 0.01% 154 26,895
Oxford 59 0.01% 18 3,135
Lexington 60 0.01% 42 7,359
Charlotte 61 0.01% 1,710 298,815
Southport 62 0.01% 7 1,271
Greensboro 63 0.01% 616 113,232
Wilmington 64 0.01% 252 47,528
Elizabeth City 65 0.01% 34 6,691
Mills River 66 0.01% 14 2,769
Mebane 67 0.0% 26 5,331
Kure Beach 68 0.0% 5 1,013
Summerfield 69 0.0% 18 3,836
Huntersville 70 0.0% 84 18,181
Aberdeen 71 0.0% 13 2,837
Granite Falls 72 0.0% 8 1,735
Flat Rock 73 0.0% 7 1,515
Waynesville 74 0.0% 21 4,690
Boone 75 0.0% 26 5,766
Rocky Mount 76 0.0% 101 22,614
Wilson 77 0.0% 84 19,581
Fuquay-Varina 78 0.0% 32 7,357
Hendersonville 79 0.0% 25 5,920
Cramerton 80 0.0% 7 1,688
Washington 81 0.0% 16 3,951
Statesville 82 0.0% 38 9,527
Ahoskie 83 0.0% 8 1,986
North Wilkesboro 84 0.0% 6 1,501
Pineville 85 0.0% 14 3,617
Kernersville 86 0.0% 37 9,892
Gibsonville 87 0.0% 9 2,525
Graham 88 0.0% 20 5,796
Mocksville 89 0.0% 7 1,991
Jacksonville 90 0.0% 67 21,112
Lincolnton 91 0.0% 13 4,064
Fayetteville 92 0.0% 251 77,935
Concord 93 0.0% 89 29,228
Clayton 94 0.0% 20 6,594
Cherryville 95 0.0% 7 2,404
Spring Lake 96 0.0% 13 4,516
Lumberton 97 0.0% 20 7,403
Stallings 98 0.0% 14 5,147
Lewisville 99 0.0% 13 5,001
Winterville 100 0.0% 8 3,341

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