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 143 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Tennessee:

  1. Jasper
  2. Greenbrier
  3. Mckenzie (Photos)
  4. Mount Pleasant
  5. Hohenwald
  6. Shelbyville (Photos)
  7. Winchester (Photos)
  8. Newbern
  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 143 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

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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

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

2. Greenbrier

Source: Google Maps

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

3. Mckenzie

Source: Google Maps

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

4. Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant, Tennessee

Source: Mapio.Net

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

5. Hohenwald

Hohenwald, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

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

6. Shelbyville

Shelbyville, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

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

7. Winchester

Winchester, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

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

8. Newbern

Newbern, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

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

9. White House

White House, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

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

10. Soddy-Daisy

Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

Source: Flickr

Households: 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. Martin
  3. Etowah

For more Tennessee reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Tennessee

City Rank % Gay Households Households Gay Households
Jasper 1 0.02% 1,221 2,900
Greenbrier 2 0.02% 2,536 4,100
Mckenzie 3 0.02% 2,180 3,500
Mount Pleasant 4 0.02% 1,916 2,900
Hohenwald 5 0.01% 1,458 2,100
Shelbyville 6 0.01% 7,283 9,800
Winchester 7 0.01% 3,572 4,200
Newbern 8 0.01% 1,202 1,400
White House 9 0.01% 3,813 4,200
Soddy-Daisy 10 0.01% 5,138 5,200
La Vergne 11 0.01% 10,651 10,100
Loudon 12 0.01% 2,049 1,900
Collegedale 13 0.01% 3,219 2,700
Morristown 14 0.01% 11,028 8,900
Lebanon 15 0.01% 10,328 8,200
Nashville 16 0.01% 250,256 182,700
Signal Mountain 17 0.01% 3,194 2,300
Kingston 18 0.01% 2,565 1,800
Mountain City 19 0.01% 1,202 800
Bean Station 20 0.01% 1,343 900
Johnson City 21 0.01% 27,460 18,400
Athens 22 0.01% 5,500 3,700
Camden 23 0.01% 1,466 900
Cookeville 24 0.01% 12,738 7,600
Red Bank 25 0.01% 5,249 3,100
Chattanooga 26 0.01% 69,890 40,800
Caryville 27 0.01% 1,033 600
Columbia 28 0.01% 13,838 7,800
Hartsville/Trousdale County 29 0.01% 2,928 1,600
East Ridge 30 0.01% 8,889 4,900
Milan 31 0.01% 3,042 1,600
Knoxville 32 0.01% 82,079 42,100
Arlington 33 0.01% 3,340 1,700
Murfreesboro 34 0.0% 43,431 21,000
Smyrna 35 0.0% 15,367 7,300
Memphis 36 0.0% 248,320 117,700
Spring Hill 37 0.0% 10,401 4,600
Sevierville 38 0.0% 5,968 2,500
Rockwood 39 0.0% 2,440 1,000
Halls 40 0.0% 1,006 400
Kingsport 41 0.0% 23,497 9,300
Alcoa 42 0.0% 3,718 1,500
Fayetteville 43 0.0% 3,047 1,200
Oak Ridge 44 0.0% 12,391 4,700
Sweetwater 45 0.0% 2,409 900
Oakland 46 0.0% 2,745 1,000
Hendersonville 47 0.0% 20,333 7,200
Lenoir City 48 0.0% 3,398 1,200
Cleveland 49 0.0% 15,671 5,200
Belle Meade 50 0.0% 1,019 300
Bristol 51 0.0% 11,292 3,100
Tullahoma 52 0.0% 8,161 2,200
Maryville 53 0.0% 10,572 2,400
Springfield 54 0.0% 6,059 1,400
Union City 55 0.0% 4,358 1,000
Jackson 56 0.0% 24,804 5,700
Lawrenceburg 57 0.0% 4,467 1,000
Church Hill 58 0.0% 2,668 600
Goodlettsville 59 0.0% 6,652 1,400
Fairview 60 0.0% 2,924 600
Germantown 61 0.0% 14,585 3,000
Lewisburg 62 0.0% 4,445 900
Mount Juliet 63 0.0% 9,775 2,000
Dyersburg 64 0.0% 7,165 1,400
Franklin 65 0.0% 25,740 4,800
Greeneville 66 0.0% 6,225 1,100
Clarksville 67 0.0% 50,351 9,000
Bartlett 68 0.0% 19,683 3,400
Lakeland 69 0.0% 4,619 700
Elizabethton 70 0.0% 6,084 800
Brentwood 71 0.0% 12,486 1,600
Farragut 72 0.0% 7,513 1,000
Gallatin 73 0.0% 11,892 800
Collierville 74 0.0% 15,370 700
Rogersville 75 0.0% 2,075
Savannah 76 0.0% 2,661
Humboldt 77 0.0% 3,498
Coope 78 0.0% 1,424
Pulaski 79 0.0% 3,197
Portland 80 0.0% 4,251
Pleasant View 81 0.0% 1,437
Pigeon Forge 82 0.0% 2,574
Parsons 83 0.0% 1,005
Paris 84 0.0% 4,153
Oneida 85 0.0% 1,538
Ripley 86 0.0% 3,341
Selmer 87 0.0% 1,829
Brownsville 88 0.0% 3,945
Smithville 89 0.0% 1,767
Algood 90 0.0% 1,328
White Bluff 91 0.0% 1,230
Waynesboro 92 0.0% 1,142
Waverly 93 0.0% 1,731
Ashland City 94 0.0% 1,983
Unicoi 95 0.0% 1,524
Clinton 96 0.0% 4,384
Atoka 97 0.0% 3,100
Bolivar 98 0.0% 1,775
Sparta 99 0.0% 2,239
South Pittsburg 100 0.0% 1,241

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