Augusta Named The Drunkest City In Georgia
Augusta has been named the drunkest city in Georgia. I don’t know how I feel about this. Should we be offended? We’re the biggest drunks in the whole state? Y’all know that Georgia is a pretty big state right? How the heck did we “take the top honor”? Don’t worry, I’ve found the stats for you. Let’s dig into the data, shall we?
How They Got The Info
The folks at 247Tempo did some digging and reviewed the percentage of men and women who reported binge drinking in the metro areas of each state. As far as the state of Georgia goes, Augusta is the drunkest city. According to 247 Tempo’s research, in Augusta 19.1% of adults reported heavy or binge drinking. Thats above the state average of 17.8%.
Look I know we like to have a good time here in the CSRA, but I don’t think we’re a bunch of drunks. Sure you see some people who’ve had a few too many at a concert or event, but its not all of us. They’re trying to tell me that we get more drunk than people in Atlanta, or Savannah? Have you seen the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Savannah? That should give them first place right there!
What About Other Southern States?
Let’s take a look at some of our neighboring states, and see what their drunkest cities are.
- Alabama’s drunkest city is the area of Daphne, Fairhope and Foley. These are all in Baldwin County in Alabama.
- South Carolina’s drunkest city is Charleston.
- Tennessee’s drunkest city is Chattanooga. (What?! have y’all ever been to Nashville?)
- Florida’s drunkest city is Sarasota.
It wasn’t long ago that Augusta was one of the unhappiest cities in America. If you missed that article, you can read it here. So you’re saying we’re all a bunch of unhappy drunks here? I’m just not buying it. I’ve lived here all my life, and I can’t get with the perception that people are getting about us based on these articles. If you want to check out the full article on Augusta being the drunkest city in Georgia from 247 Tempo, just click here.
However, if you do want to enjoy a drink responsibly here in the CSRA, these are some of my favorite places to go.