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Corvallis Ranks as One of Drunkest Cities in America

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
GoLocalPDX Lifestyle Team

Corvallis, Oregon has been ranked as one of the drunkest cities in America by 24/7 Wall St. Corvallis ranks 20th on the list  of Drunkest Cities behind Iowa City and Lincoln, Nebraska at 19 and 18 respectively. 

About Corvallis, 24/7 Wall St writes, "more than 23% of adults in the Corvallis metro area report either binge drinking or heavy drinking. Corvallis is the heaviest drinking city in Oregon, but alcohol related driving fatalities in the city are not the highest and in line with the national average. In Corvallis, 32% of driving deaths are alcohol related, versus 31% nationwide."

The drunkest city in America is Appleton, Wisconsin where 27% of adults drink to excess. 

On the other hand, the driest city in America is Provo-Orem, Utah where 9.2% of adults drink to excess. 

The Method 

To Identify the U.S. cities with the highest and lowest excessive drinking rates, 24/7 Wall St. reviews the percentage of adults who report binge or heavy drinking across 381 metro areas. 

The data was aggregated from county level data that was provided by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. 


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