Drunkest Cities

With New Year’s Eve upon us, The Daily Beast ranks which cities are overzealous when it comes to tossing back a few. From Vegas to Milwaukee, these are the towns with an alcohol problem.

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1, Milwaukee, WI

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.76
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 7.1
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 21.8
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 3.9

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2, Fargo, ND

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.48
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 8.1
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 21.8
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 3.5

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3, San Francisco, CA

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.06
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 8.2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 19.6
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 6.9

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4, Austin, TX

Average drinks, per person, per month : 13.77
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6.8
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 20.4
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 3.3

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5, Reno, NV

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.13
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 8.6
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 16.8
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 11.9

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6, Burlington, VT

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.24
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6.9
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 18
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 6.2

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7, Omaha, NE

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.09
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 7.3
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 19.7
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 3.8

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8, Boston, MA

Average drinks, per person, per month : 14.38
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 7
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 20
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 1.3

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9, Anchorage, AK

Average drinks, per person, per month : 13.66
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 17.1
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 6.7

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10, San Diego, CA

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.44
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6.1
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 17.2
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 8.3

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11, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.63
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.4
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 20.6
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 4.6

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12, Denver, CO

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.94
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.9
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 17.1
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 7.0

13, Providence, RI

Average drinks, per person, per month : 13.35
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.9
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 17.7
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 4.4

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14, Sioux City, IA

Average drinks, per person, per month : 11.39
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 21.4
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 4.8

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15, Toledo, OH

Average drinks, per person, per month : 10.98
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6.7
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 20.5
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 6.8

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16, Hartford, CT

Average drinks, per person, per month : 13.23
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6.3
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 15.9
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 3.9

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17, Tampa, FL

Average drinks, per person, per month : 11.08
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 7.3
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 17.2
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 7.8

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18, Portland, ME

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.11
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 7.2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 16.6
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 4.1

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19, San Antonio, TX

Average drinks, per person, per month : 11.69
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.8
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 21
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 3.9

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20, Philadelphia, PA

Average drinks, per person, per month : 13.14
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6.7
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 17.5
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 0.6

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21, Spokane, WA

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.21
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.5
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 17.2
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 7.9

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22, Cleveland, OH

Average drinks, per person, per month : 11.79
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.6
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 19
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 4.7

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23, Sacramento, CA

Average drinks, per person, per month : 11.66
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 7
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 15.6
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 8.1

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24, St. Louis, MO

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.29
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.4
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 20.9
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 2.2

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25, New Orleans, LA

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.31
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6.2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 16.9
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 2.9

26, Tucson, AZ

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.57
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 7.5
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 11.9
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 7.4

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27, Buffalo, NY

Average drinks, per person, per month : 11.74
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.5
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 17
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 5.7

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28, Tallahassee, FL

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.81
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6.2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 15.4
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 3.3

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29, Chicago

Average drinks, per person, per month : 13.01
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.1
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 18
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 2.3

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30, Seattle-Tacoma

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.59
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.1
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 15.3
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 7.9

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31, Springfield-Holyoke, MA

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.84
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 4.8
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 17.5
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 3.6

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32, Portland, OR

Average drinks, per person, per month : 11.65
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6.6
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 14.7
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 5.8

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33, Davenport, IA

Average drinks, per person, per month : 10.77
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.6
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 19.1
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 4.7

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34, Phoenix, AZ

Average drinks, per person, per month : 11.33
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.9
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 15.6
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 5.7

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35, Cincinnati, OH

Average drinks, per person, per month : 9.8
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6.3
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 17.3
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 6.8

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36, Las Vegas, NV

Average drinks, per person, per month : 10.32
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6.2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 17.8
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 3.5

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37, Baltimore, MD

Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.43
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 5.2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 14.9
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 3.5

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38, Cedar Rapids, IA

Average drinks, per person, per month : 11
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 4.5
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 19.4
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 5.9

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39, Casper, WY

Average drinks, per person, per month : 11.79
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 4
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 16.4
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 12.1

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40, Jacksonville, FL

Average drinks, per person, per month : 10.47
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers : 6
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers : 16.4
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease : 5.5