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Survey: Milwaukee Drunkest City in U.S.

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Milwaukee is the drunkest city in America.

That’s according to the Daily Beast Web site.

With New Year’s Eve coming up Friday, the Daily Beast ranked the 40 drunkest U.S. cities based on average alcohol consumption, levels of binge drinking, and the numbers of deaths from alcohol-related liver problems.

According to the survey, the average Milwaukeean has just over 12.75 drinks per month. Almost 22 percent of adults are classified as binge drinkers – meaning they’ve had 5 or more drinks in a single sitting.

7 percent of Milwaukee residents are classified as heavy drinkers. And 3.9 of every 100,000 residents have fatal alcohol-related liver disease.

Fargo North Dakota was ranked the 2nd-drunkest city in America by the Daily Beast. Minneapolis-St. Paul was 11th.

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