These Are The 10 Gayest Places In South Carolina


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

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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 0.31% of South Carolina residents is gay? That ranks 39 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 97 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in South Carolina:

  1. Liberty
  2. Clover
  3. Cayce (Photos)
  4. Greenwood (Photos)
  5. Landrum
  6. New Ellenton
  7. Winnsboro
  8. Conway (Photos)
  9. Lexington (Photos)
  10. Hardeeville

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 South Carolina.

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How do you determine the gayest city in South Carolina?

In order to rank the gayest cities in South 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 97 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

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In the end, Liberty ended up being the the most gay place with 2.19% 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.

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1. Liberty

Liberty, South Carolina

Source: Google Maps

Households: 1,508
Gay Households: 33
% Gay Households: 2.19%

2. Clover

Source: Google Maps

Households: 1,915
Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 1.25%

3. Cayce

Cayce, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 5,353
Gay Households: 61
% Gay Households: 1.14%

4. Greenwood

Greenwood, South Carolina

Source: Flickr

Households: 8,566
Gay Households: 95
% Gay Households: 1.11%

5. Landrum

Landrum, South Carolina

Source: Flickr

Households: 1,061
Gay Households: 11
% Gay Households: 1.04%

6. New Ellenton

Source: Google Maps

Households: 1,071
Gay Households: 10
% Gay Households: 0.93%

7. Winnsboro

Source: Google Maps

Households: 1,483
Gay Households: 13
% Gay Households: 0.88%

8. Conway

Conway, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 6,611
Gay Households: 58
% Gay Households: 0.88%

9. Lexington

Lexington, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 7,565
Gay Households: 58
% Gay Households: 0.77%

10. Hardeeville

Hardeeville, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Households: 1,374
Gay Households: 10
% Gay Households: 0.73%

There You Have It

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:

  1. York
  2. Folly Beach
  3. Moncks Corner

For more South Carolina reading , check out:

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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In South Carolina

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Liberty 1 0.02% 1,508 3,300
Clover 2 0.01% 1,915 2,400
Cayce 3 0.01% 5,353 6,100
Greenwood 4 0.01% 8,566 9,500
Landrum 5 0.01% 1,061 1,100
New Ellenton 6 0.01% 1,071 1,000
Winnsboro 7 0.01% 1,483 1,300
Conway 8 0.01% 6,611 5,800
Lexington 9 0.01% 7,565 5,800
Hardeeville 10 0.01% 1,374 1,000
Port Royal 11 0.01% 2,722 1,900
Abbeville 12 0.01% 2,155 1,400
West Columbia 13 0.01% 7,247 4,500
Columbia 14 0.01% 44,992 26,400
Charleston 15 0.01% 52,150 30,100
Hanahan 16 0.01% 7,424 4,100
Edgefield 17 0.01% 1,114 600
Laurens 18 0.01% 3,859 2,100
Spartanburg 19 0.01% 15,332 8,200
Camden 20 0.01% 2,984 1,500
Goose Creek 21 0.0% 12,984 6,400
Hilton Head Island 22 0.0% 16,805 8,200
Greenville 23 0.0% 26,161 12,600
Lancaster 24 0.0% 3,249 1,500
Chester 25 0.0% 2,149 900
North Augusta 26 0.0% 8,802 3,700
Rock Hill 27 0.0% 26,635 10,000
North Charleston 28 0.0% 36,913 12,800
Tega Cay 29 0.0% 2,818 1,000
Pageland 30 0.0% 1,214 400
Aiken 31 0.0% 12,374 4,100
Gaffney 32 0.0% 4,797 1,600
North Myrtle Beach 33 0.0% 7,582 2,400
Clemson 34 0.0% 5,620 1,800
Myrtle Beach 35 0.0% 12,222 3,400
Sumter 36 0.0% 16,001 4,200
Cheraw 37 0.0% 2,493 600
Fountain Inn 38 0.0% 3,092 700
Easley 39 0.0% 8,120 1,800
Georgetown 40 0.0% 3,442 700
Orangeburg 41 0.0% 4,755 900
Irmo 42 0.0% 4,382 800
Fort Mill 43 0.0% 4,827 800
Simpsonville 44 0.0% 7,471 1,200
Beaufort 45 0.0% 4,538 700
Mount Pleasant 46 0.0% 29,101 3,900
Anderson 47 0.0% 10,851 1,200
Summerville 48 0.0% 16,542 1,600
Forest Acres 49 0.0% 4,921 500
Florence 50 0.0% 14,870 1,400
Greer 51 0.0% 10,067 400
Williston 52 0.0% 1,094
Williamston 53 0.0% 1,513
Springdale 54 0.0% 1,122
Westminster 55 0.0% 1,061
Walhalla 56 0.0% 1,480
Seneca 57 0.0% 3,754
Union 58 0.0% 3,643
Pendleton 59 0.0% 1,574
Pickens 60 0.0% 1,179
Ridgeland 61 0.0% 1,292
Surfside Beach 62 0.0% 1,960
Saluda 63 0.0% 1,215
Walterboro 64 0.0% 2,181
Travelers Rest 65 0.0% 1,715
Isle Of Palms 66 0.0% 1,889
Mullins 67 0.0% 1,650
Allendale 68 0.0% 1,247
Bamberg 69 0.0% 1,340
Barnwell 70 0.0% 1,767
Batesburg-Leesville 71 0.0% 2,071
Belton 72 0.0% 1,889
Bennettsville 73 0.0% 3,092
Bluffton 74 0.0% 4,436
Burne 75 0.0% 1,108
Central 76 0.0% 1,972
Clinton 77 0.0% 2,453
Darlington 78 0.0% 2,636
Denmark 79 0.0% 1,111
Dillon 80 0.0% 2,472
Newberry 81 0.0% 3,590
Duncan 82 0.0% 1,323
Hampton 83 0.0% 1,036
Hartsville 84 0.0% 3,286
Hollywood 85 0.0% 2,157
Honea Path 86 0.0% 1,562
Woodruff 87 0.0% 1,409
James Island 88 0.0% 4,979
Kingstree 89 0.0% 1,128
Lake City 90 0.0% 2,525
Lyman 91 0.0% 1,320
Manning 92 0.0% 1,553
Marion 93 0.0% 2,413
Mauldin 94 0.0% 9,181
Moncks Corner 95 0.0% 3,197
Folly Beach 96 0.0% 1,276
York 97 0.0% 2,748

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