Special Report

States Drinking the Most Beer

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5. Vermont
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 33.9 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): 1.8% — 3rd smallest increase ( 0.6 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -3.7% — 4th smallest decrease (-1.3 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.27 per gallon — 23rd highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 19.5% — 21st highest
> Median household income: $63,001 — 25th lowest

4. North Dakota
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 37.2 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -4.4% — 13th smallest decrease ( -1.7 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -9.5% — 20th smallest decrease (-3.9 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.45 per gallon — 12th highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 24.1% — 2nd highest
> Median household income: $64,577 — 20th highest

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3. South Dakota
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 37.3 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -3.9% — 10th smallest decrease ( -1.5 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -3.4% — 3rd smallest decrease (-1.3 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.27 per gallon — 22nd highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 19.0% — 25th highest
> Median household income: $59,533 — 18th lowest

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2. Montana
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 41.0 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): 2.2% — 4th smallest increase ( 0.9 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -1.2% — the smallest decrease (-0.5 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.14 per gallon — 11th lowest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 20.9% — 10th highest
> Median household income: $57,153 — 11th lowest

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1. New Hampshire
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 41.4 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): 0.0% — no change
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -6.3% — 8th smallest decrease (-2.8 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.3 per gallon — 21st highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 20.7% — 11th highest
> Median household income: $77,933 — 8th highest