Breathalyzer Statistics Show When And Where America Is Getting Drunk (Charts And Maps And Shit)

Americans drink. Americans get drunk. This is common knowledge and certainly not newsworthy. Everyone loves statistics and rankings, though. It’s all about seeing where you stack up against the rest of the country’s drunkards–pride or shame, depending on your stance on drinking.

A San Francisco based company, BACtrack, used their pocket breathalyzers to monitor the drinking habits of 100,000 red-blooded, American drinkers for one year.

From Fast Company:

The data was aggregated from 100,000 unique anonymous users around the globe over a 12-month period, shedding light on how much we drink, when we drink, and which states appear to drink the most.

Average BAC by days of the week:


BAC by holidays:



Drunkest states (by average BAC):


And finally, top 10 drunkest and top (bottom?) 10 soberest cities:


[via Fast Company]

  1. FratShannon69

    Getting blackout on Valentine’s because you don’t have a girlfriend. TFM.

    10 years ago at 1:47 pm
    1. DutyHonorFraternity

      Getting blackout on Valentine’s Day because you have a girlfriend. RFM.

      10 years ago at 4:25 pm
    1. TryingTooHard

      Staunchly Republican, topping the charts for both alcohol and adderall consumption, and let’s not forget Mount Rushmore. South Dakota is probably the most frat state per capita.

      10 years ago at 3:39 pm
  2. OnceAPikeAlwaysAPike

    Looks like there was a nationwide rager on that Saturday between Father’s Day and the Fourth of July

    10 years ago at 1:50 pm
  3. jarredaekdb

    I don’t feel that this in any way, shape, or form is accurate. 100,000 nationwide isn’t enough people for an accurate figure. That’s 2,000 people per state. This article is horse shit.

    10 years ago at 1:51 pm
  4. the_alpha_Tau

    So more people drink on Mother’s Day than St. Patrick’s Day? I call bullshit.

    10 years ago at 1:56 pm
    1. FraturdayMorningWood

      Well St. Paddy’s fell on a Monday this year, and as a result we raged on the 15th. The stats probably reflect the drinking for the actual calender day; so yeah, still bullshit.

      10 years ago at 2:32 pm
  5. WinstonEverettTownes

    Congratulations South Dakota and Montana for finally being ranked #1 at something!

    10 years ago at 1:57 pm
  6. Lord Frattenstein

    What is that random day in late June where people apparently get way drunker than usual? It’s from the second chart.

    10 years ago at 3:14 pm