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Uh Oh… Here Are The 10 Drunkest Cities And Counties In Virginia

With an ever increasing awareness of binge drinking on college campuses, increased drunk driving prevention campaigns and ongoing education on the dangers of drugs and alcohol, it’s interesting to look at drinking trends in the United States. While we might be more focused on responsible drinking overall, alcohol continues to play a large part in our social interactions, with one out of 6 Americans reporting that they binge drink about four times a month according to the CDC.

We’ve taken a look at County Health Rankings to see just how the trends apply across Virginia. Below you’ll find the 10 cities and counties that rank highest for excessive drinking. We’ve also included the number of bars located in the area per 10,000 people as provided by Find the Home, a real estate website offering community data. The number of bars per capita has been used to break the tie for those areas that have the same percentages.

It’s particularly interesting to note that there doesn’t seem to be a correlation between number of bars per capita to the percentage of people who report excessive drinking. But certainly, its no surprise to see that areas with denser urban populations and tourist attractions feature on the list. What do you think about these findings? Be sure to let us know your comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.