Gayest Places In North Carolina For 2020


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth 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 0.28% of North Carolina residents is gay? That ranks as the number 24 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 12,436 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 for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In North Carolina For 2020

  1. Weaverville (Photos)
  2. Kill Devil Hills (Photos)
  3. Nashville (Photos)
  4. Davidson (Photos)
  5. Stanley
  6. Lewisville (Photos)
  7. Troy (Photos)
  8. Eden (Photos)
  9. Beaufort (Photos)
  10. Hillsborough (Photos)

What’s the gayest place in North Carolina? According to the facts, Weaverville is the gayest place in North Carolina for 2020.

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 North Carolina reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In North Carolina For 2020

Weaverville, NC

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Households: 1,826
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 59 (21st highest)
% Gay Households: 6.46% (1st highest)
More on Weaverville:  Data | Photos

Kill Devil Hills, NC

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 3,016
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 56 (24th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.79% (2nd 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.

Nashville, NC

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,299
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 28 (43rd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.44% (3rd highest)
More on Nashville:  Data | Photos

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.

Davidson, NC

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Households: 4,273
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 47 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.2% (4th 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

5
/10

Households: 1,386
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 15 (64th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.16% (5th highest)
More on Stanley:  Data

Lewisville, NC

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 5,181
Rank Last Year: 205 (Up 199)
Gay Households: 32 (40th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.24% (6th highest)
More on Lewisville:  Data | Photos

Troy, NC

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,139
Rank Last Year: 104 (Up 97)
Gay Households: 7 (102nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.23% (7th highest)
More on Troy:  Data | Photos

Eden, NC

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 6,619
Rank Last Year: 50 (Up 42)
Gay Households: 40 (34th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.21% (8th highest)
More on Eden:  Data | Photos

Eden is a city in Rockingham County, North Carolina in the Piedmont area of the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 15,527 at the 2010 census. From the late nineteenth century through much of the 20th, the city was a center of textile mills and manufacturing. The city was incorporated in 1967 through the consolidation of three separate towns: Leaksville, Spray, and Draper. The phone Area code is area code 336.

Beaufort, NC

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,227
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 13 (73rd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.17% (9th highest)
More on Beaufort:  Data | Photos

Hillsborough, NC

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 2,603
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 15 (64th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.15% (10th highest)
More on Hillsborough:  Data | Photos

The town of Hillsborough is the county seat of Orange County, North Carolina. The population was 6,087 in 2010.

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in North Carolina for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in North Carolina, we used the 2014-2018 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, ended up being the the most gay place with 6.46% gay households. You can download the data here.

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.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In North Carolina For 2020

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
  • Hope Mills
  • Landis

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 1,826 6.46%
2 Kill Devil Hills 3,016 2.79%
3 Nashville 2,299 2.44%
4 Davidson 4,273 2.2%
5 Stanley 1,386 2.16%
6 Lewisville 5,181 1.24%
7 Troy 1,139 1.23%
8 Eden 6,619 1.21%
9 Beaufort 2,227 1.17%
10 Hillsborough 2,603 1.15%
11 Ayden 2,118 1.13%
12 Lake Park 1,426 1.12%
13 Morehead City 4,381 1.1%
14 Rutherfordton 1,996 1.0%
15 Woodfin 2,433 0.99%
16 Granite Falls 1,846 0.98%
17 Mocksville 2,084 0.96%
18 Huntersville 19,852 0.95%
19 Laurel Park 1,221 0.82%
20 Winterville 3,664 0.82%
21 Burlington 22,211 0.77%
22 Dallas 1,851 0.76%
23 North Wilkesboro 1,724 0.7%
24 Hickory 16,434 0.65%
25 Charlotte 323,709 0.64%
26 Chapel Hill 19,863 0.62%
27 Conover 3,242 0.62%
28 Matthews 11,725 0.61%
29 Wilson 19,761 0.61%
30 Mills River 2,970 0.61%
31 Boone 5,704 0.6%
32 Emerald Isle 1,760 0.57%
33 Winston-Salem 94,937 0.56%
34 Raleigh 180,046 0.53%
35 Wilmington 51,316 0.5%
36 Knightdale 5,699 0.49%
37 Archdale 4,671 0.43%
38 Elizabeth City 6,617 0.42%
39 Laurinburg 5,925 0.37%
40 Rockingham 3,809 0.37%
41 Cornelius 12,094 0.36%
42 High Point 41,011 0.36%
43 Durham 107,724 0.36%
44 Roanoke Rapids 6,070 0.33%
45 Lincolnton 4,358 0.32%
46 Ahoskie 1,872 0.32%
47 Salisbury 12,742 0.31%
48 Mount Airy 4,564 0.31%
49 New Bern 13,334 0.3%
50 Asheville 40,757 0.3%
51 Jacksonville 20,963 0.3%
52 Greensboro 115,501 0.29%
53 Indian Trail 12,520 0.29%
54 Kannapolis 17,137 0.27%
55 Fuquay-Varina 8,828 0.25%
56 Harrisburg 4,854 0.25%
57 Cary 61,548 0.23%
58 Lumberton 7,198 0.22%
59 Shelby 8,202 0.22%
60 Garner 11,338 0.21%
61 Graham 6,274 0.19%
62 Kernersville 10,504 0.19%
63 Gastonia 28,524 0.18%
64 Stallings 5,552 0.18%
65 Apex 17,093 0.18%
66 Wake Forest 13,874 0.16%
67 Fayetteville 80,598 0.15%
68 Statesville 10,296 0.14%
69 Waynesville 4,689 0.13%
70 Mooresville 13,676 0.12%
71 Dunn 4,079 0.1%
72 Goldsboro 14,339 0.1%
73 Rocky Mount 21,968 0.05%
74 Greenville 36,865 0.03%
75 Reidsville 6,078 0.0%
76 Newport 1,743 0.0%
77 Newton 5,065 0.0%
78 Norwood 1,038 0.0%
79 Oak Island 3,630 0.0%
80 Oak Ridge 2,230 0.0%
81 Oxford 3,427 0.0%
82 Rural Hall 1,355 0.0%
83 Pinehurst 7,241 0.0%
84 Pittsboro 1,822 0.0%
85 River Bend 1,327 0.0%
86 Pleasant Garden 1,641 0.0%
87 Roxboro 3,326 0.0%
88 Plymouth 1,389 0.0%
89 Rolesville 2,171 0.0%
90 Randleman 1,759 0.0%
91 Ranlo 1,356 0.0%
92 Red Springs 1,366 0.0%
93 Pineville 3,898 0.0%
94 Raeford 1,883 0.0%
95 Aberdeen 2,869 0.0%
96 Sawmills 2,009 0.0%
97 Trinity 2,551 0.0%
98 Unionville 2,520 0.0%
99 Valdese 1,557 0.0%
100 Wadesboro 1,974 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

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