These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Tennessee


We looked at years of data to determine which Tennessee 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 0.38% of Tennessee residents is gay? That ranks 33 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 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 141 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Tennessee:

  1. Jasper (Photos)
  2. Greenbrier
  3. Mckenzie
  4. Mount Pleasant
  5. Hohenwald (Photos)
  6. Shelbyville (Photos)
  7. Winchester (Photos)
  8. Newbern (Photos)
  9. White House (Photos)
  10. Soddy-Daisy (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 Tennessee.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Tennessee?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Tennessee, 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 141 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Jasper ended up being the the most gay place with 2.38% 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.

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1. Jasper

Jasper, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,221
Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 2.38%

2. Greenbrier


Population: 2,536
Gay Households: 41
% Gay Households: 1.62%

3. Mckenzie


Population: 2,180
Gay Households: 35
% Gay Households: 1.61%

4. Mount Pleasant


Population: 1,916
Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 1.51%

5. Hohenwald

Hohenwald, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,458
Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.44%

6. Shelbyville

Shelbyville, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,283
Gay Households: 98
% Gay Households: 1.35%

7. Winchester

Winchester, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,572
Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 1.18%

8. Newbern

Newbern, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,202
Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 1.16%

9. White House

White House, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,813
Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 1.1%

10. Soddy-Daisy

Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,138
Gay Households: 52
% Gay Households: 1.01%

There You Have It

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:

  1. Woodbury
  2. Coope
  3. Crossville

For more Tennessee reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Tennessee

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Jasper 1 0.02% 29 1,221
Greenbrier 2 0.02% 41 2,536
Mckenzie 3 0.02% 35 2,180
Mount Pleasant 4 0.02% 29 1,916
Hohenwald 5 0.01% 21 1,458
Shelbyville 6 0.01% 98 7,283
Winchester 7 0.01% 42 3,572
Newbern 8 0.01% 14 1,202
White House 9 0.01% 42 3,813
Soddy-Daisy 10 0.01% 52 5,138
La Vergne 11 0.01% 101 10,651
Loudon 12 0.01% 19 2,049
Collegedale 13 0.01% 27 3,219
Morristown 14 0.01% 89 11,028
Lebanon 15 0.01% 82 10,328
Signal Mountain 16 0.01% 23 3,194
Kingston 17 0.01% 18 2,565
Mountain City 18 0.01% 8 1,202
Bean Station 19 0.01% 9 1,343
Athens 20 0.01% 37 5,500
Johnson City 21 0.01% 184 27,460
Camden 22 0.01% 9 1,466
Cookeville 23 0.01% 76 12,738
Red Bank 24 0.01% 31 5,249
Caryville 25 0.01% 6 1,033
Chattanooga 26 0.01% 408 69,890
Columbia 27 0.01% 78 13,838
East Ridge 28 0.01% 49 8,889
Hartsville/Trousdale County 29 0.01% 16 2,928
Milan 30 0.01% 16 3,042
Arlington 31 0.01% 17 3,340
Knoxville 32 0.01% 421 82,079
Murfreesboro 33 0.0% 210 43,431
Smyrna 34 0.0% 73 15,367
Memphis 35 0.0% 1,177 248,320
Spring Hill 36 0.0% 46 10,401
Sevierville 37 0.0% 25 5,968
Rockwood 38 0.0% 10 2,440
Halls 39 0.0% 4 1,006
Kingsport 40 0.0% 93 23,497
Alcoa 41 0.0% 15 3,718
Fayetteville 42 0.0% 12 3,047
Oak Ridge 43 0.0% 47 12,391
Sweetwater 44 0.0% 9 2,409
Oakland 45 0.0% 10 2,745
Hendersonville 46 0.0% 72 20,333
Lenoir City 47 0.0% 12 3,398
Cleveland 48 0.0% 52 15,671
Belle Meade 49 0.0% 3 1,019
Tullahoma 50 0.0% 22 8,161
Bristol 51 0.0% 31 11,292
Union City 52 0.0% 10 4,358
Jackson 53 0.0% 57 24,804
Springfield 54 0.0% 14 6,059
Maryville 55 0.0% 24 10,572
Lawrenceburg 56 0.0% 10 4,467
Church Hill 57 0.0% 6 2,668
Goodlettsville 58 0.0% 14 6,652
Germantown 59 0.0% 30 14,585
Fairview 60 0.0% 6 2,924
Dyersburg 61 0.0% 14 7,165
Mount Juliet 62 0.0% 20 9,775
Lewisburg 63 0.0% 9 4,445
Franklin 64 0.0% 48 25,740
Clarksville 65 0.0% 90 50,351
Greeneville 66 0.0% 11 6,225
Bartlett 67 0.0% 34 19,683
Lakeland 68 0.0% 7 4,619
Brentwood 69 0.0% 16 12,486
Elizabethton 70 0.0% 8 6,084
Farragut 71 0.0% 10 7,513
Gallatin 72 0.0% 8 11,892
Collierville 73 0.0% 7 15,370
Pleasant View 74 0.0% 0 1,437
Parsons 75 0.0% 0 1,005
Paris 76 0.0% 0 4,153
Oneida 77 0.0% 0 1,538
Oliver Springs 78 0.0% 0 1,248
Portland 79 0.0% 0 4,251
Pulaski 80 0.0% 0 3,197
Pigeon Forge 81 0.0% 0 2,574
Brownsville 82 0.0% 0 3,945
Smithville 83 0.0% 0 1,767
Rogersville 84 0.0% 0 2,075
Algood 85 0.0% 0 1,328
White Bluff 86 0.0% 0 1,230
Waynesboro 87 0.0% 0 1,142
Waverly 88 0.0% 0 1,731
Unicoi 89 0.0% 0 1,524
Trenton 90 0.0% 0 1,778
Ashland City 91 0.0% 0 1,983
Sparta 92 0.0% 0 2,239
South Pittsburg 93 0.0% 0 1,241
Somerville 94 0.0% 0 1,378
Atoka 95 0.0% 0 3,100
Oak Hill 96 0.0% 0 1,725
Bolivar 97 0.0% 0 1,775
Selmer 98 0.0% 0 1,829
Savannah 99 0.0% 0 2,661
Ripley 100 0.0% 0 3,341

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