Soberest Cities

With Lent upon us, The Daily Beast ranks which cities show restraint when alcohol nears. From Salt Lake (which isn't tops) to Miami (which makes a run), these are the moderation capitals.

1, Nashville, TN


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 8.92
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 2.4
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 7.9
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.5

2, Kingsport-Bristol, TN


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 7.22
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 6.3
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 3.3

3, Memphis, TN


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.32
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 7.8
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.6

4, Birmingham, AL


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 7.96
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 2.8
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 11.7
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.7

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5, Salt Lake City, UT


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 7.18
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.5
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 11.8
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.6

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6, Idaho Falls, ID


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 8.72
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.5
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 8.2
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: n/a

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7, Little Rock, AR


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.46
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 13
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.0

8, Jackson, MS


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.38
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 12
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.6

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9, Charleston, WV


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 7.21
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.3
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 10
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 4.6

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10, Augusta, GA


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 10.01
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 7.9
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.6

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11. Greenville, SC


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.36
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.8
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 13.1
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 3.3

12, Tulsa, OK


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.18
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.8
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 12.8
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 5.1

13, Youngstown, OH


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.61
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.7
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 14.6
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.5

14, Dallas, TX


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 10.89
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 4.3
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 7.9
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 1.3

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15, Atlanta, GA


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 11.61
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.6
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 11.6
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 1.1

16, Wichita, KS


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.43
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.7
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 14.2
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 4.1

17, Lubbock, TX


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.79
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 2.8
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 15
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 3.6

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18, Greensboro, NC


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.67
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 4.8
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 11.1
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 4.5

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19, Indianapolis, IN


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.85
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 4
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 14.7
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.8

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20, Ft. Wayne, IN


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 11.16
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 2.9
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 14.3
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.4

21, Shreveport, LA


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 10.56
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 5.3
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 9.3
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.3

22, Louisville, KY


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.49
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 5.4
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 13.8
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 1.6

23, Miami, FL


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 11.61
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.1
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 12
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 4.1

24, Dayton, OH


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.88
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 4.8
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 12.2
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 4.3

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25, Mobile, AL


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.92
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 5
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 13
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.9

26, Charlotte, NC


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.78
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 4.7
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 13.5
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 4.4

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27, Richmond, VA


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 10.77
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 5.3
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 11.5
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 1.6

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28, Raleigh, NC


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.86
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 4.9
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 14
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 2.8

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29, Yakima, WA


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 10.06
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 4.4
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 11.6
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 10.9

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30, Oklahoma City, OK


Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 9.98
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 3.8
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 14.5
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 7.6