North Dakota has the most bars per capita in the United States. There's one bar for every 1,620 North Dakotans. It beats out Montana and also puts North Dakota well above Minnesota, which ranks 17th. Wisconsin comes in third with 3,043 bars for the 5.7 million that live in the state. That translates to one bar for every 1,877 Wisconsinite.  Impressive, but the Duluth/Superior Metro area has also come out on top.

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found these shocking statistics, centering around the upper Midwest.


Top five metro areas in the US by bars per capita:

1. La Crosse, Wis.-Minn. – One bar per 1,401 residents

2. Eau Claire, Wis. – One bar per 1,439 residents

3. Oshkosh-Neenah, Wis. – One bar per 1,644 residents

4. Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis. – One bar per 1,738 residents

5. Green Bay, Wis. – One bar per 1,910 residents

Bottom five metro areas in the US by bars per capita:

5. Logan, Utah-Idaho – One bar per 63,775 residents

4. St. George, Utah – One bar per 70,833 residents

3. Dalton, Ga. – One bar per 71,370 residents

2. Roanoke, Va. – One bar per 77,215 residents

1. Lynchburg, Va. – One bar per 84,724 residents

Bars per capita in other metro areas in the region

• Fargo-Moorhead, N.D.-Minn. – 2,906 bars per capita

• Duluth-Superior, Minn.-Wis. – 1,738 per capita

• Grand Forks – 1,969 bars per capita

• Bemidji, Minn. – 1,051 bars per capita

• Worthington, Minn. – 2,129 bars per capita

• Dickinson, N.D. – 1,423 bars per capita

Sources: 2011 American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau