Maryland April 14, 2016
Uh Oh… Here Are The 14 Drunkest Counties In Maryland
Hey, Marylanders! According to statistics at
County Health Rankings, the following list ranks Maryland counties by the percentage of adults who participate in binge drinking on a regular basis. Wondering how your county ranks? Check out this list of the 14 drunkest counties in Maryland.
NOTE: Several counties listed share the same percentage, so don’t rely too heavily on the numbered order.
1. Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County tops the list with 21% of adults reporting regular binge drinking. With Annapolis having a high amount of bars per capita, this could be a contributing factor.
2. Calvert County
20% of adults here claim they regularly drink heavily. You'll start to see a trend of waterside counties making this list.
3. St. Mary's County
St. Mary's County is tied with Calvert County - at 20%. Could it be because a beer (or 6) is perfect when paired with views of the Bay?
4. Queen Anne's County
19% of adults here report heavy drinking.
5. Harford County
18% of adults in Harford County report binge drinking regularly.
6. Carroll County
Carroll County is also at 18% of adults ritually participating in heavy drinking.
7. Frederick County
Also at 18% of adults binge drinking, Frederick County makes the top 10.
8. Wicomico County
In Wicomico County, 17% of adults binge drink on a regular basis. The following counties that finish out our list are also at 17%.
9. Caroline County
Caroline County residents also rank on our list with 17% of adults being heavy drinkers.
10. Kent County
Kent County also ranks at 17% of adults regularly binge drinking.
11. Cecil County
17% of Cecil County residents participate in heavy quantities of alcohol on a regular basis.
12. Baltimore County
Perhaps it's the high amount of bars in Baltimore County that gives more opportunity for heavy drinking - at 17%.
13. Howard County
Also at 17% of adults regularly binge drinking, Howard County holds a spot on our list.
14. Allegany County
This western Maryland county rounds out our list, also with 17% of adults who often heavily drink. Could it be something about the mountain views that brings out the need for adult beverages?
What are your thoughts on the list? What do you think are contributing factors that may be cause for certain counties to rank higher than others?