Thursday, January 6, 2011

America's Drunkest Cities

Fortunately, Columbus isn't included in this photo gallery of America's Top 40 Drunkest Cities. Atlanta didn't make the cut, either.

Taking the No. 1 spot? Milwaukee. As someone who lived in Wisconsin for four years, I'm not surprised.

My other (sort of) hometown, Sacramento, placed 23rd on the list. Surprisingly, it placed higher than traditional "party" cities like New Orleans (No. 25) and Las Vegas (No. 36).

The list is based on data like average drinks per person per month, percent of adults who are heavy drinkers, percent of adults who are binge drinkers and deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease.

The data comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as consumer research organization Experian Simmons.