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:
- Mckenzie (Photos)
- Mount Pleasant
- Shelbyville (Photos)
- Winchester (Photos)
- White House (Photos)
- 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.
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.
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.
Households: 1,221Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 2.38%
Households: 2,536 Gay Households: 41
% Gay Households: 1.62%
Households: 2,180 Gay Households: 35
% Gay Households: 1.61%
4. Mount Pleasant
Households: 1,916Gay Households: 29
% Gay Households: 1.51%
Households: 1,458Gay Households: 21
% Gay Households: 1.44%
Households: 7,283Gay Households: 98
% Gay Households: 1.35%
Households: 3,572Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 1.18%
Households: 1,202Gay Households: 14
% Gay Households: 1.16%
9. White House
Households: 3,813Gay Households: 42
% Gay Households: 1.1%
Households: 5,138Gay 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:
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Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Tennessee
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