America’s heaviest drinking counties mapped

Counties with highest rates of binge drinking

1. Wisconsin, Menominee County – 36.0%

2. Texas, Loving County – 35.5%

3. Nebraska, Nance County – 35.2%

4. North Dakota, Renville County – 34.2%

5. Nevada, Esmeralda County – 33.8%

6. North Dakota, Steele County – 33.6%

7. North Dakota, Nelson County – 33.5%

8. Michigan, Ontonagon County – 33.3%

9. Montana, Toole County – 33.2%

10. North Dakota, Burke County – 33.0%

Counties with highest rates of heavy drinking

1. Nevada, Esmeralda County – 22.4%

2. North Dakota, Sioux County – 21.4%

3. North Dakota, Rolette County – 19.6%

4. Michigan, Ontonagon County – 19.3%

5. Montana, Petroleum County – 19.0%

6. Colorado, San Miguel County – 18.9%

7. Nevada, Storey County – 18.6%

8. Colorado, Summit County – 18.6%

9. South Dakota, Buffalo County – 18.3%

10. Colorado, Hinsdale County – 18.2%

Counties with highest rates of any drinking

1. Virginia, Falls Church City – 78.7%

2. Colorado, Summit County – 78.6%

3. Colorado, Pitkin County – 78.0%

4. Colorado, Routt County – 76.7%

5. Colorado, San Miguel County – 76.4%

6. Colorado, Ouray County – 74.9%

7. Wyoming, Teton County – 74.9%

8. Colorado, Hinsdale County – 74.3%

9. Wisconsin, Ozaukee County – 73.3%

10. Wisconsin, Portage County – 73.3%

3 Responses to “America’s heaviest drinking counties mapped”

  1. Thomas Kruse says:

    I think it would be interesting to overlay or compare a similarly colored map with people’s political leanings. We have heard of red and blue states in politics. Compare them to the map of drinking.

  2. Deltahater says:

    What a ridiculously insane study. This is a prime example of how researchers (and I use that term loosely) and reality are miles and miles away.
    Are you really trying to tell me that people in Ft. Myers (where they are generally older) drink more than the young kids in Miami Beach?
    People along the Texas/Mexico border drink excessive amounts, but according to this they drink less than the tree-huggers in VT.
    People in Denver drink more than on Indian reservations with a known drinking problem?

    I wish a professor had done a reality check. This is just shoddy research.

    • Justin says:

      Where are you getting your data from? Without knowing the full methods we cannot determine how bad it good this study is but we can’t argue based purely on experience, anecdotal evidence, and assumptions

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