These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Tennessee For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the gayest places in Tennessee.

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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 0.31% of Tennessee residents is gay? That ranks as the number 27 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 7,942 gay households in The Volunteer State.

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

After analyzing 138 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Tennessee for 2019:

  1. Dayton (Photos)
  2. Jasper (Photos)
  3. McKenzie
  4. Winchester (Photos)
  5. Decherd (Photos)
  6. Maryville (Photos)
  7. Trenton (Photos)
  8. Greenbrier (Photos)
  9. Church Hill (Photos)
  10. Harrogate (Photos)

According to the facts, Dayton is the gayest place in Tennessee 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 Tennessee reading, check out:

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

In order to rank the gayest cities in Tennessee, 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 138 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 2.89% gay households.

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

Dayton, TN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 2,662
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 77 (11th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.89% (1st highest)
More on Dayton:  Data | Photos

Dayton is a city and county seat in Rhea County, Tennessee, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,191. The Dayton Urban Cluster, which includes developed areas adjacent to the city and extends south to Graysville, had 10,174 people in 2010.

Jasper, TN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,198
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 28 (26th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.34% (2nd highest)
More on Jasper:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 2,254
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 33 (21st highest)
% Gay Households: 1.46% (3rd highest)
More on Mckenzie:  Data

Winchester, TN

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 3,647
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 53 (16th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.45% (4th highest)
More on Winchester:  Data | Photos

Winchester is a city in and the county seat of Franklin County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Tullahoma, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Decherd, TN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,147
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Gay Households: 14 (46th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.22% (5th highest)
More on Decherd:  Data | Photos

Maryville, TN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 10,410
Rank Last Year: 60 (Up 54)
Gay Households: 104 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.0% (6th highest)
More on Maryville:  Data | Photos

Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Maryville’s population was 27,465 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Knoxville Metropolitan Area.

Trenton, TN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,753
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 17 (38th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.97% (7th highest)
More on Trenton:  Data | Photos

Greenbrier, TN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 2,483
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 24 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.97% (8th highest)
More on Greenbrier:  Data | Photos

Church Hill, TN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 2,817
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 12)
Gay Households: 27 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.96% (9th highest)
More on Church Hill:  Data | Photos

Church Hill is a city in Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 5,916 at the 2000 census and 6,737 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Kingsport-Bristol -Bristol Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the “Tri-Cities” region.

Harrogate, TN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,495
Rank Last Year: 107 (Up 97)
Gay Households: 14 (46th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.94% (10th highest)
More on Harrogate:  Data | Photos

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

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

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

  • Woodbury
  • Jefferson City
  • Jonesborough

For more Tennessee reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Tennessee

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Dayton 2,662 2.89%
2 Jasper 1,198 2.34%
3 Mckenzie 2,254 1.46%
4 Winchester 3,647 1.45%
5 Decherd 1,147 1.22%
6 Maryville 10,410 1.0%
7 Trenton 1,753 0.97%
8 Greenbrier 2,483 0.97%
9 Church Hill 2,817 0.96%
10 Harrogate 1,495 0.94%
11 White Bluff 1,227 0.9%
12 Pleasant View 1,421 0.84%
13 Hohenwald 1,448 0.83%
14 La Vergne 10,969 0.81%
15 Soddy-Daisy 5,456 0.81%
16 Mount Pleasant 1,870 0.75%
17 Spring Hill 11,578 0.71%
18 Knoxville 79,458 0.67%
19 Chattanooga 71,190 0.65%
20 Fairview 2,814 0.64%
21 Union City 4,382 0.62%
22 Lebanon 10,844 0.59%
23 Camden 1,620 0.56%
24 Mount Juliet 11,193 0.54%
25 Signal Mountain 3,051 0.52%
26 Fayetteville 3,118 0.51%
27 Memphis 250,259 0.5%
28 Lakeland 4,270 0.49%
29 Sweetwater 2,155 0.46%
30 Columbia 14,294 0.45%
31 Cookeville 13,591 0.43%
32 Hendersonville 21,264 0.4%
33 Shelbyville 7,497 0.39%
34 Collegedale 3,628 0.39%
35 Savannah 2,635 0.38%
36 Sevierville 5,903 0.36%
37 Johnson City 28,057 0.35%
38 Sparta 1,781 0.34%
39 Brentwood 13,276 0.33%
40 Oakland 2,933 0.31%
41 White House 3,973 0.3%
42 Arlington 3,377 0.3%
43 Brownsville 4,103 0.29%
44 Tullahoma 8,194 0.28%
45 Harriman 2,539 0.28%
46 Morristown 11,369 0.27%
47 Smyrna 17,295 0.27%
48 Elizabethton 5,653 0.27%
49 Dyersburg 7,035 0.24%
50 Milan 2,943 0.24%
51 Goodlettsville 6,941 0.23%
52 Murfreesboro 47,035 0.23%
53 Oak Ridge 12,199 0.23%
54 Selmer 1,789 0.22%
55 Clarksville 53,525 0.22%
56 Farragut 8,013 0.21%
57 Kingsport 23,478 0.2%
58 Cleveland 16,341 0.2%
59 Gallatin 12,881 0.18%
60 Springfield 6,340 0.17%
61 Collierville 16,824 0.14%
62 Greeneville 5,859 0.14%
63 Covington 3,433 0.12%
64 Red Bank 5,622 0.11%
65 Paris 4,200 0.1%
66 Athens 5,591 0.09%
67 Jackson 25,516 0.08%
68 Bartlett 20,053 0.06%
69 Franklin 27,542 0.06%
70 Germantown 14,822 0.04%
71 Newport 2,965 0.0%
72 Nolensville 2,098 0.0%
73 Newbern 1,271 0.0%
74 New Tazewell 1,359 0.0%
75 Thompson’s Station 1,330 0.0%
76 Munford 2,116 0.0%
77 Spring City 1,000 0.0%
78 Oak Hill 1,774 0.0%
79 Unicoi 1,418 0.0%
80 Somerville 1,318 0.0%
81 Oliver Springs 1,447 0.0%
82 Oneida 1,654 0.0%
83 Pigeon Forge 2,656 0.0%
84 Portland 4,241 0.0%
85 Waverly 1,651 0.0%
86 Pulaski 3,151 0.0%
87 Ripley 3,320 0.0%
88 Rockwood 2,277 0.0%
89 Rogersville 1,804 0.0%
90 Smithville 1,717 0.0%
91 South Pittsburg 1,256 0.0%
92 Alcoa 3,784 0.0%
93 Lawrenceburg 4,419 0.0%
94 Mount Carmel 2,172 0.0%
95 Henderson 2,028 0.0%
96 Gatlinburg 1,715 0.0%
97 Forest Hills 1,842 0.0%
98 Etowah 1,236 0.0%
99 Erwin 2,565 0.0%
100 East Ridge 8,813 0.0%