Alcohol Consumption by State

Alcohol, while a key luxury that everyone can enjoy, can also be a harmful drug with potential negative consequences on people’s lives and livelihoods. Heavy drinking can result in alcoholism, an addiction-fueled disease where the excessive consumption of alcohol gradually harms the body.

The consumption of alcohol is a practice well ingrained within our society, despite the considerable damage this substance can cause. In the U.S, the legal drinking age is 21, but despite a comparably late start in drinking by U.S. citizens, the U.S. still has a big drinking culture, ranking 25th in the world for consumption of alcohol. In such metrics, alcohol consumption is measured by the average amount of gallons (pure alcohol) consumed per person per year. The average American consumes about 8.7 gallons of pure alcohol in a year, above the global average of 8.3 gallons. 

If you want to learn more about alcohol consumption by state, please refer to the data below. 

Alcohol Consumption by State

Alabama - Alcohol Consumption

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30.3

#32 in the US

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5.5

#2 in the US

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1.7

#4 in the US

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74,251

#35 in the US

Alaska - Alcohol Consumption

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33.5

#23 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.4

#3 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.9

#5 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

187,039

#26 in the US

Arizona - Alcohol Consumption

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31.8

#29 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#4 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.5

#6 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

253,346

#20 in the US

Arkansas - Alcohol Consumption

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27.1

#44 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.6

#5 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.9

#7 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

38,871

#38 in the US

California - Alcohol Consumption

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34.5

#19 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#6 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.6

#8 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

20,107,418

#2 in the US

Colorado - Alcohol Consumption

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36.2

#12 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.6

#7 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.6

#9 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

20,948,150

#1 in the US

Connecticut - Alcohol Consumption

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28

#40 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.2

#8 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.6

#10 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

223,834

#22 in the US

Delaware - Alcohol Consumption

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40.1

#6 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.3

#9 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.7

#11 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

0

#46 in the US

Florida - Alcohol Consumption

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33.2

#24 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#11 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.8

#13 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

0

#47 in the US

Georgia - Alcohol Consumption

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27.6

#45 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.3

#12 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.6

#14 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

14,640,371

#6 in the US

Hawaii - Alcohol Consumption

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38.7

#9 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.7

#13 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.9

#15 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

84,003

#33 in the US

Idaho - Alcohol Consumption

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26.5

#48 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.8

#14 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

2

#1 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

38,483

#39 in the US

Illinois - Alcohol Consumption

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32.7

#26 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.7

#15 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.9

#16 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

1,648,079

#12 in the US

Indiana - Alcohol Consumption

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29.5

#36 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.6

#16 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.7

#17 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

197,547

#24 in the US

Iowa - Alcohol Consumption

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36.4

#13 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.8

#17 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.9

#18 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

127,651

#30 in the US

Kansas - Alcohol Consumption

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31

#30 in the US

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5.6

#18 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.6

#19 in the US

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31,626

#40 in the US

Kentucky - Alcohol Consumption

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27.4

#46 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.7

#19 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.9

#20 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

195,838

#25 in the US

Louisiana - Alcohol Consumption

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36.6

#14 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#20 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

2

#2 in the US

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200,580

#23 in the US

Maine - Alcohol Consumption

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40.4

#7 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.4

#21 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.8

#21 in the US

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238,878

#21 in the US

Maryland - Alcohol Consumption

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25.4

#49 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.3

#22 in the US

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1.6

#22 in the US

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387,917

#18 in the US

Massachusetts - Alcohol Consumption

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29.6

#37 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.4

#23 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.5

#23 in the US

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577,972

#17 in the US

Michigan - Alcohol Consumption

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31.6

#31 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.6

#24 in the US

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1.8

#24 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

1,581,640

#14 in the US

Minnesota - Alcohol Consumption

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35.2

#17 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#25 in the US

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1.5

#25 in the US

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1,735,536

#11 in the US

Mississippi - Alcohol Consumption

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34.6

#20 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.7

#26 in the US

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2.1

#3 in the US

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23,214

#42 in the US

Missouri - Alcohol Consumption

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33.7

#25 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#27 in the US

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1.8

#26 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

0

#48 in the US

Montana - Alcohol Consumption

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48.7

#3 in the US

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5.4

#28 in the US

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1.6

#27 in the US

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177,316

#28 in the US

Nebraska - Alcohol Consumption

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34.1

#21 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.6

#29 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.7

#28 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

56,111

#36 in the US

Nevada - Alcohol Consumption

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41.7

#5 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#30 in the US

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1.6

#29 in the US

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80,614

#34 in the US

New Hampshire - Alcohol Consumption

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59.5

#1 in the US

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5.5

#31 in the US

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1.5

#30 in the US

New Jersey - Alcohol Consumption

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28.8

#41 in the US

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5.2

#32 in the US

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0

#49 in the US

New Mexico - Alcohol Consumption

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34.9

#22 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#33 in the US

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1.8

#31 in the US

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134,751

#29 in the US

New York - Alcohol Consumption

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27.4

#47 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.4

#34 in the US

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1.6

#32 in the US

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9,390,233

#8 in the US

North Carolina - Alcohol Consumption

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32.7

#27 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.4

#35 in the US

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1.8

#33 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

1,379,876

#15 in the US

North Dakota - Alcohol Consumption

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43.9

#4 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.9

#36 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.8

#34 in the US

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12,020

#45 in the US

Ohio - Alcohol Consumption

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32.2

#28 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.7

#37 in the US

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1.9

#35 in the US

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18,604,358

#4 in the US

Oklahoma - Alcohol Consumption

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28.2

#42 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.6

#38 in the US

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1.5

#36 in the US

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28,671

#41 in the US

Oregon - Alcohol Consumption

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35.2

#18 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#39 in the US

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1.7

#37 in the US

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1,605,930

#13 in the US

Pennsylvania - Alcohol Consumption

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37.6

#10 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#40 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.8

#38 in the US

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6,566,208

#9 in the US

Rhode Island - Alcohol Consumption

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29

#38 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.4

#41 in the US

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1.6

#39 in the US

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94,397

#32 in the US

South Carolina - Alcohol Consumption

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30.6

#33 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.7

#42 in the US

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1.9

#40 in the US

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98,784

#31 in the US

South Dakota - Alcohol Consumption

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37.6

#11 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.7

#43 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.7

#41 in the US

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16,506

#43 in the US

Tennessee - Alcohol Consumption

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29.9

#39 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#44 in the US

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1.7

#42 in the US

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3,025,941

#10 in the US

Texas - Alcohol Consumption

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36.9

#15 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.6

#45 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.8

#43 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

19,905,802

#3 in the US

Utah - Alcohol Consumption

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17.7

#50 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.6

#46 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.7

#44 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

177,608

#27 in the US

Vermont - Alcohol Consumption

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49.4

#2 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#47 in the US

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1.9

#45 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

371,199

#19 in the US

Virginia - Alcohol Consumption

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30.6

#34 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#48 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.6

#46 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

15,515,515

#5 in the US

Washington - Alcohol Consumption

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28.4

#43 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.3

#49 in the US

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1.5

#47 in the US

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640,712

#16 in the US

West Virginia - Alcohol Consumption

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30.6

#35 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

6.4

#1 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.8

#48 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

13,636

#44 in the US

Wisconsin - Alcohol Consumption

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39.2

#8 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#50 in the US

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1.7

#49 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

10,346,073

#7 in the US

Wyoming - Alcohol Consumption

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36.7

#16 in the US

BINGE DRINKING INTENSITYhelp

5.5

#51 in the US

BINGE DRINKING FREQUENCYhelp

1.5

#50 in the US

BEER PRODUCTIONhelp

53,400

#37 in the US

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#51 in the US

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#52 in the US

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#51 in the US