US Alcohol Consumption Ranked By State – Where Does Yours Land?
In order to find out how regional differences in drinking culture affect state-by-state consumption, Newsweek compiled data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
To see where your state stands, take a look at the rankings below, listed in order of least to most pure alcohol sales per person per year:
50. Utah: 1.34 gallons.
49. West Virginia: 1.76 gallons
48. Arkansas: 1.80 gallons
47. Oklahoma: 1.88 gallons
46. Kansas: 1.92 gallons
5. Montana: 3.11 gallons
4. North Dakota: 3.26 gallons
3. Nevada: 3.46 gallons
2. Delaware: 3.72 gallons
1. New Hampshire: 4.76 gallons. Note: a large portion of liquor sales in New Hampshire and Delaware is due to purchases by out-of-state residents taking advantage of those states’ low liquor prices and lack of a sales tax. New Hampshire has some of the largest liquor stores in the nation, with several stores grossing over $20 million per year.
Don’t see your state in the top or bottom five? See the full list at iflscience.com.