America’s heaviest drinking counties mapped

Counties with lowest rates of binge drinking

1. Idaho, Madison County – 5.9%

2. Utah, Utah County – 6.5%

3. Tennessee, Hancock County – 7.1%

4. Utah, Cache County – 7.6%

5. Tennessee, Johnson County – 7.8%

6. Utah, Rich County – 8.0%

7. Idaho, Franklin County – 8.0%

8. Idaho, Bear Lake County – 8.1%

9. Tennessee, Grainger County – 8.2%

10. Utah, Sevier County – 8.4%

Counties with lowest rates of heavy drinking

1. Tennessee, Hancock County – 2.4%

2. Idaho, Madison County – 2.7%

3. Texas, Collingsworth County – 2.8%

4. Colorado, Kiowa County – 3.1%

5. Utah, Utah County – 3.1%

6. Tennessee, Grainger County – 3.2%

7. Oklahoma, Grant County – 3.2%

8. Kentucky, Bell County – 3.3%

9. Oklahoma, Dewey County – 3.4%

10. Tennessee, Johnson County – 3.4%

Counties with lowest rates of any drinking

1. Idaho, Madison County – 11.0%

2. Utah, Utah County – 14.3%

3. Idaho, Franklin County – 16.6%

4. Utah, Rich County – 17.9%

5. Idaho, Bear Lake County – 17.9%

6. West Virginia, McDowell County – 18.6%

7. Utah, Cache County – 18.6%

8. Tennessee, Hancock County – 18.7%

9. Idaho, Oneida County – 19.3%

10. Utah, Juab County – 19.4%

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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