Special Report

States Drinking the Most Beer

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20. New Mexico
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 27.7 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -4.5% — 15th smallest decrease ( -1.3 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -17.6% — 8th largest decrease (-5.9 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.41 per gallon — 15th highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 16.2% — 9th lowest
> Median household income: $51,945 — 6th lowest

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19. Oregon
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 27.7 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -9.5% — 9th largest decrease ( -2.9 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -11.5% — 24th smallest decrease (-3.6 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.08 per gallon — 6th lowest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 18.6% — 23rd lowest
> Median household income: $67,058 — 18th highest

18. Washington
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 27.8 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -1.1% — 3rd smallest decrease ( -0.3 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -9.4% — 19th smallest decrease (-2.9 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.26 per gallon — 25th highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 17.4% — 20th lowest
> Median household income: $78,687 — 7th highest

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17. Louisiana
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 28.1 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -7.3% — 17th largest decrease ( -2.2 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -19.3% — 5th largest decrease (-6.7 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.4 per gallon — 16th highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 19.6% — 19th highest
> Median household income: $51,073 — 4th lowest

16. Colorado
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 28.4 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -1.7% — 6th smallest decrease ( -0.5 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -6.9% — 12th smallest decrease (-2.1 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.08 per gallon — 5th lowest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 20.5% — 12th highest
> Median household income: $77,127 — 9th highest

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