Saratoga Springs is the “drunkest” city in New York state, according to a research, with 24% of its adult population reporting heavy drinking.
The upstate city’s heavy drinker rate is reportedly 5% more than the 19% national average, 6% higher than the 18% state average, and 7% higher than the 17% average in New York City, according to a study carried out by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.
Thousands of people attend more than fifteen pubs and clubs throughout the summer horse racing season, with Caroline Street serving as the center of the city’s nightlife.
As far as the Big Apple is concerned, Manhattan’s binge-drinking rates is 22%. At 18%, Staten Island—home to a large number of first responders with demanding jobs—placed second, followed by Brooklyn at 17% and Queens at 15%. With a rate of 14%, the Bronx has the lowest percentage of any city or state, according to the data.
The information comes from the 2023 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaborative project between the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
According to research, Wisconsin’s Ozaukee and Columbia counties are the nation’s drunkest municipalities, with 29% of adults binge drinking there. On the other side of the table, Utah recorded a whopping 8%, making it the driest state in the country.