Special Report

The Drunkest City in Every State

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South Dakota: Sioux Falls
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 23.1% (South Dakota: 24.3%)
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 27.4% (South Dakota: 35.5%)
> Median household income: $65,566 (South Dakota: $59,533)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 12.3% (South Dakota: 13.4%)

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Tennessee: Knoxville
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 18.1% (Tennessee: 17.1%)
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 25.4% (Tennessee: 24.6%)
> Median household income: $56,623 (Tennessee: $56,071)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.5% (Tennessee: 21.2%)

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Texas: Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 21.1% (Texas: 19.0%)
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 26.4% (Texas: 25.7%)
> Median household income: $80,954 (Texas: $64,034)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 16.3% (Texas: 18.7%)

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Utah: Salt Lake City
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 13.6% (Utah: 11.1%)
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 24.5% (Utah: 21.0%)
> Median household income: $80,196 (Utah: $75,780)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 16.3% (Utah: 14.8%)

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Vermont: Burlington-South Burlington*
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 19.6% (Vermont: 20.5%)
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 38.6% (Vermont: 34.3%)
> Median household income: $74,909 (Vermont: $63,001)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 11.8% (Vermont: 12.8%)

*Because Burlington-South Burlington is the only eligible metro in Vermont, it is the drunkest metro by default.

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