These Are The 10 Gayest Places In South Carolina For 2019


We looked at years of data to determine which South 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 South 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 0.26% of South Carolina residents is gay? That ranks as the number 39 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 4,877 gay households in The Palmetto State.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in South Carolina.

After analyzing 102 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in South Carolina for 2019:

  1. Ridgeland (Photos)
  2. Georgetown (Photos)
  3. Greenwood (Photos)
  4. Williston
  5. Pageland (Photos)
  6. Landrum
  7. Lyman
  8. Winnsboro
  9. Hollywood
  10. New Ellenton

According to the facts, Ridgeland is the gayest place in South 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.

For more South Carolina reading, check out:

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in South 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 102 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 3.92% gay households.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in South Carolina. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.

Ridgeland, SC

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,328
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 52 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.92% (1st highest)
More on Ridgeland:  Data | Photos

Georgetown, SC

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,387
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 75 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.21% (2nd highest)
More on Georgetown:  Data | Photos

Georgetown is the third oldest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina and the county seat of Georgetown County, in the Lowcountry. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 9,163. Located on Winyah Bay at the confluence of the Black, Great Pee Dee, Waccamaw, and Sampit rivers, Georgetown is the second largest seaport in South Carolina, handling over 960,000 tons of materials a year. Georgetown is also the birthplace of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s grandfather, Fraser Robinson. Many of Michelle Obama’s relatives still reside in Georgetown.

Greenwood, SC

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 8,692
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 113 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.3% (3rd highest)
More on Greenwood:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,184
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 14 (34th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.18% (4th highest)
More on Williston:  Data

Pageland, SC

Overall SnackAbility

1
/10

Households: 1,149
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 13 (36th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.13% (5th highest)
More on Pageland:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,015
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Gay Households: 10 (40th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.99% (6th highest)
More on Landrum:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,423
Rank Last Year: 75 (Up 68)
Gay Households: 14 (34th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.98% (7th highest)
More on Lyman:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,426
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 14 (34th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.98% (8th highest)
More on Winnsboro:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 2,401
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 23 (27th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.96% (9th highest)
More on Hollywood:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Households: 1,043
Rank Last Year:
Gay Households: 9 (42nd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.86% (10th highest)
More on New Ellenton:  Data

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

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in South Carolina, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in South Carolina:

  • York
  • Woodruff
  • Fountain Inn

For more South Carolina reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In South Carolina

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Ridgeland 1,328 3.92%
2 Georgetown 3,387 2.21%
3 Greenwood 8,692 1.3%
4 Williston 1,184 1.18%
5 Pageland 1,149 1.13%
6 Landrum 1,015 0.99%
7 Lyman 1,423 0.98%
8 Winnsboro 1,426 0.98%
9 Hollywood 2,401 0.96%
10 New Ellenton 1,043 0.86%
11 Bishopville 1,170 0.85%
12 Lake City 2,436 0.82%
13 North Myrtle Beach 7,606 0.75%
14 Lancaster 3,284 0.73%
15 Lexington 7,825 0.66%
16 Cayce 5,831 0.63%
17 North Augusta 9,260 0.63%
18 Columbia 46,098 0.62%
19 Clover 1,945 0.62%
20 West Columbia 7,851 0.57%
21 Easley 8,678 0.51%
22 Andrews 1,043 0.48%
23 North Charleston 40,577 0.47%
24 Orangeburg 4,323 0.44%
25 Irmo 4,435 0.43%
26 Charleston 53,845 0.38%
27 Spartanburg 15,368 0.38%
28 Conway 7,539 0.37%
29 Greenville 28,013 0.37%
30 Clinton 2,895 0.35%
31 Simpsonville 8,180 0.31%
32 Goose Creek 13,756 0.31%
33 Greer 11,024 0.3%
34 Ware Shoals 1,028 0.29%
35 Sumter 16,238 0.28%
36 Aiken 13,056 0.27%
37 Hardeeville 1,901 0.26%
38 Hilton Head Island 16,868 0.24%
39 Hanahan 8,104 0.23%
40 Beaufort 4,901 0.22%
41 Summerville 17,565 0.22%
42 Tega Cay 3,278 0.21%
43 Myrtle Beach 13,336 0.18%
44 Anderson 11,216 0.13%
45 Rock Hill 27,807 0.13%
46 Clemson 6,035 0.12%
47 Fort Mill 5,366 0.09%
48 Chester 2,224 0.09%
49 Mount Pleasant 32,063 0.07%
50 Mauldin 9,699 0.05%
51 Florence 15,200 0.05%
52 Williamston 1,805 0.0%
53 Newberry 3,748 0.0%
54 Westminster 1,042 0.0%
55 Walterboro 2,288 0.0%
56 Walhalla 1,706 0.0%
57 Union 3,423 0.0%
58 Ravenel 1,058 0.0%
59 Saluda 1,204 0.0%
60 Surfside Beach 1,970 0.0%
61 Springdale 1,139 0.0%
62 Pendleton 1,445 0.0%
63 Pickens 1,232 0.0%
64 Seneca 3,675 0.0%
65 Port Royal 3,478 0.0%
66 Travelers Rest 1,949 0.0%
67 Abbeville 2,123 0.0%
68 Isle Of Palms 1,886 0.0%
69 Moncks Corner 3,440 0.0%
70 Allendale 1,307 0.0%
71 Bamberg 1,168 0.0%
72 Barnwell 1,645 0.0%
73 Batesburg-Leesville 2,025 0.0%
74 Belton 1,988 0.0%
75 Bennettsville 2,956 0.0%
76 Bluffton 5,929 0.0%
77 Burne 1,010 0.0%
78 Camden 3,084 0.0%
79 Central 2,217 0.0%
80 Cheraw 2,272 0.0%
81 Darlington 2,811 0.0%
82 Dillon 2,145 0.0%
83 Duncan 1,193 0.0%
84 Edgefield 1,204 0.0%
85 Folly Beach 1,212 0.0%
86 Forest Acres 4,708 0.0%
87 Marion 2,352 0.0%
88 Manning 1,548 0.0%
89 Loris 1,057 0.0%
90 Liberty 1,410 0.0%
91 Laurens 3,713 0.0%
92 Kingstree 1,472 0.0%
93 Mullins 1,680 0.0%
94 James Island 4,912 0.0%
95 Inman 1,083 0.0%
96 Honea Path 1,533 0.0%
97 Hartsville 3,186 0.0%
98 Hampton 1,250 0.0%
99 Gaffney 4,606 0.0%
100 Fountain Inn 3,087 0.0%

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