The 10 Heaviest Drinking Cities in America

And their opposites
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2016 11:03 AM CDT
The 10 Heaviest Drinking Cities in America

Approximately 18% of US adults drink an unhealthy amount of alcohol, 24/7 Wall St. reports. That's considered more than four drinks for women and five drinks for men in one go, or eight drinks for women and 15 drinks for men per week. Knowing that alcohol, in one way or another, kills nearly 88,000 people every year in the US, 24/7 Wall St. decided to look at which cities have the biggest problem with alcohol and which are teetotalers. Here are the 10 most and least boozy cities in the US, along with the percentage of the adult population drinking excessively:

Most drunk:

  1. Appleton, Wis.: 26.8%
  2. Oshkosh-Neenah, Wis.: 26%
  3. Green Bay, Wis.: 25.6%
  4. Madison, Wis.: 25.5%
  5. Fargo, North Dakota-Minn.: 25.2%
  6. La Crosse-Onalaska, Wis.-Minn.: 25.1%
  7. Fond du Lac, Wis.: 24.6%
  8. Ames, Iowa: 24.4%
  9. Eau Claire, Wis.: 24.3%
  10. Mankato-North Mankato, Minn.: 24.2%
Least drunk:
  1. Provo-Orem, Utah: 9.2%
  2. St. George, Utah: 9.9%
  3. Beckley, WVa.: 10.4%
  4. Logan, Utah-Idaho: 11.2%
  5. Ogden-Clearfield, Utah: 11.2%
  6. Parkersburg-Vienna, WVa.: 11.3%
  7. Morristown, Tenn.: 11.3%
  8. Jackson, Tenn.: 11.4%
  9. Johnson City, Tenn.: 11.5%
  10. Charleston, WVa.: 11.7%
Read the full lists here. (More alcohol stories.)

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