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7 Of The 10 Drunkest Cities In America Are All In One State

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7 Of The 10 Drunkest Cities In America Are All In One State

Drinking is fun. It’s that simple. Wine, beer, and liquor can all taste fantastic if chosen well and in sufficient quantity they’ll all get you buzzed. But at what point does tasty alcohol stop tasting like something? At what point does a mild buzz turn into a hazy numbness? At what point does tipsy pleasure turn into a whirlwind of terrible dance moves and poor texting choices?

If you can’t answer these questions yourself, we know who can: someone from Wisconsin.

At least according to the list of The Drunkest (and Driest) Cities in America released over the weekend by 24/7 Wall Street and compiled using data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. It turns out Wisconsin is home to a staggering 7 of the top 10 drunkest cities in the country, and 12 of the top 20. “Drunkenness” per city was measured by the percent of the population that either binge drinks or drinks heavily throughout the week –respectively 4 to 5 drinks in a sitting or 15 or more drinks per week.

This means that a bunch of people living in Wisconsin’s twelve heaviest drinking cities are likely to be able to ask the questions posed at the beginning of this article. They know what it is like to overdrink. In fact, after reading the list of drunken cities from 24/7 Wall Street, it seems feasible that Wisconsinites no longer get tipsy like the rest of America. Have they become immune? On second thought, maybe they can’t answer right now…

Without further ado, the Top 20 heaviest drinking cities in America, and the corresponding percentage of adults that drink excessively in them:

    1. Appleton, WI – (26.8%)
    2. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI – (26%)
    3. Green Bay, WI – (25.6%)
    4. Madison, WI – (25.5%)
    5. Fargo, ND – (25.2%)
    6. La Crosse – Onalaska, WI – (25.1%)
    7. Fond du Lac, WI – (24.6%)
    8. Ames, IA – (24.4%)
    9. Eau Claire, WI – (24.3%)
    10. Mankato-North Mankato, MN – (24.2%)
    11. Wausau, WI – (24.1%)
    12. Sheboygan, WI – (24%)
    13. Missoula, MT – (23.8%)
    14. Grand Forks, ND – (23.7%)
    15. Racine, WI – (23.5%)
    16. Janesville-Beloit, WI – (23.4%)
    17. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI – (23.3%)
    18. Lincoln, NE – (23.3%)
    19. Iowa City, IA – (23.2%)
    20. Corvallis, OR – (23.2%)

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