D.C. Makes “25 Drunkest Cities” List
Another thing for Washingtonians to be proud of:
D.C. placed 9th on this year’s list, the third annual ranking released by the Daily Beast.
Other cities in the top 10 include New Orleans, Charleston, and Norfolk, Va. America’s “drunkest city” is Boston, for the second year in a row.
The rankings are based on three criteria: the average number of drinks consumed by adults each month, the percentage of the population classified as binge drinkers, and the percentage of the population classified as heavy drinkers.
Stats were pulled from market researchers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the Daily Beast.
Washingtonians reportedly drink an average of 15.6 alcoholic beverages each month. More than 14 percent are classified as binge drinkers and 5 percent are considered heavy drinkers, according to the report.