Special Report

States Drinking the Most Beer

30. North Carolina
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 25.8 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): 0.4% — the smallest increase ( 0.1 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -6.5% — 10th smallest decrease (-1.8 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.62 per gallon — 6th highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 16.9% — 14th lowest
> Median household income: $57,341 — 12th lowest

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29. Alaska
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 26.0 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -4.4% — 14th smallest decrease ( -1.2 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -8.8% — 15th smallest decrease (-2.5 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $1.07 per gallon — 2nd highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 21.3% — 8th highest
> Median household income: $75,463 — 12th highest

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28. Illinois
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 26.1 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -7.8% — 15th largest decrease ( -2.2 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -12.7% — 19th largest decrease (-3.8 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.23 per gallon — 23rd lowest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 21.4% — 6th highest
> Median household income: $69,187 — 17th highest

27. Missouri
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 26.6 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -7.3% — 16th largest decrease ( -2.1 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -16.9% — 9th largest decrease (-5.4 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.06 per gallon — 2nd lowest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 19.8% — 16th highest
> Median household income: $57,409 — 13th lowest

26. Hawaii
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 26.7 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -12.5% — 3rd largest decrease ( -3.8 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -11.9% — 24th largest decrease (-3.6 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.93 per gallon — 3rd highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 21.1% — 9th highest
> Median household income: $83,102 — 4th highest

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