Special Report

The 50 Drunkest Counties in America

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40. Iron County, Wisconsin
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 27.1%
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 42.9% — 339th highest of 3,081 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $43,798 — 747th lowest of 3,106 counties (tied)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 16.4% — 835th lowest of 3,106 counties

39. Waupaca County, Wisconsin
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 27.2%
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 37.8% — 556th highest of 3,081 counties
> Median household income: $58,693 — 856th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 15.3% — 584th lowest of 3,106 counties

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38. Le Sueur County, Minnesota
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 27.2%
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 31.3% — 1,057th highest of 3,081 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $71,080 — 291st highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 12.9% — 146th lowest of 3,106 counties

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37. Taylor County, Wisconsin
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 27.2%
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 38.9% — 511th highest of 3,081 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $53,020 — 1,396th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 17.1% — 968th lowest of 3,106 counties

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36. Buffalo County, Wisconsin
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 27.2%
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 25.0% — 1,312th lowest of 3,081 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $57,829 — 928th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 15.7% — 670th lowest of 3,106 counties