This Is the Drunkest City in Minnesota
We like to drink here in Minnesota. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we rank #7 in the United States in terms of residents that binge drink. Over 20% of adult Minnesotans binge drink and one of our cities made the top 10 list for the entire country.
Let me begin by saying, there's nothing wrong with enjoying an adult beverage (if you are 21+). There are health benefits to moderate drinking. It's a hobby many people enjoy with friends. As you've heard in all the radio and TV commercials for all the companies that sell alcohol, "please drink responsibly." If you are going to drink, you should not drive. Have a designated driver, cab, or Uber ready to get you home safely.
Prevalance of Binge Drinking by State
As you can see, Minnesota (and our neighbors) are leading the way for all the wrong reasons. Before we get to our state's "drunkest city" take a moment to think about the negative effects of binge drinking.
OK. Let's get to the "Drunkest City in Minnesota." According to 247WallSt.com, Mankato-North Mankato can take credit for being "#1."
Their stats show...
> Drunkest city: Mankato-North Mankato
> Pct. of MSA adults binge or heavy drinking: 24.2%
> Pct. of state adults binge or heavy drinking: 21.2%
> Pct. of alcohol related driving deaths: 20.8%
They say that ranks as a top 10 "drunkest" city in the entire United States. Read more here.