Special Report

States Drinking the Most Beer

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45. New York
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 20.2 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -10.6% — 6th largest decrease ( -2.4 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -13.3% — 13th largest decrease (-3.1 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.14 per gallon — 12th lowest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 18.8% — 25th lowest
> Median household income: $72,108 — 14th highest

44. Massachusetts
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 21.5 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -10.8% — 5th largest decrease ( -2.6 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -18.6% — 6th largest decrease (-4.9 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.11 per gallon — 7th lowest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 21.3% — 7th highest
> Median household income: $85,843 — 2nd highest

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43. Georgia
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 23.0 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -8.4% — 10th largest decrease ( -2.1 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -12.9% — 17th largest decrease (-3.4 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.48 per gallon — 9th highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 14.4% — 7th lowest
> Median household income: $61,980 — 22nd lowest

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42. Kentucky
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 23.1 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -5.3% — 18th smallest decrease ( -1.3 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -6.5% — 9thsmallest decrease (-1.6 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.89 per gallon — 4th highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 17.3% — 17th lowest
> Median household income: $52,295 — 7th lowest

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41. West Virginia
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 23.3 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -4.5% — 16th smallest decrease ( -1.1 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -11.1% — 23rd smallest decrease (-2.9 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.18 per gallon — 16th lowest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 12.3% — 2nd lowest
> Median household income: $48,850 — 2nd lowest

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