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:
- Cayce (Photos)
- Greenwood (Photos)
- New Ellenton
- Conway (Photos)
- Lexington (Photos)
- Hardeeville (Photos)
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.
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.
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.
Population: 1,508Gay Households: 33
% Gay Households: 2.19%
Population: 1,915 Gay Households: 24
% Gay Households: 1.25%
Population: 5,353Gay Households: 61
% Gay Households: 1.14%
Population: 8,566Gay Households: 95
% Gay Households: 1.11%
Population: 1,061 Gay Households: 11
% Gay Households: 1.04%
6. New Ellenton
Population: 1,071 Gay Households: 10
% Gay Households: 0.93%
Population: 1,483 Gay Households: 13
% Gay Households: 0.88%
Population: 6,611Gay Households: 58
% Gay Households: 0.88%
Population: 7,565Gay Households: 58
% Gay Households: 0.77%
Population: 1,374Gay 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:
- Folly Beach
- Moncks Corner
For more South Carolina reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Drunkest Cities In South Carolina – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Poorest Places In South Carolina – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In South Carolina – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In South Carolina
|City||Rank||% Gay Households|
|Hilton Head Island||22||0.0%|
|North Myrtle Beach||33||0.0%|
|Isle Of Palms||66||0.0%|