What State Has the Most Bars Per Capita?

Staff Writer
Apparently it's North Dakota, followed by Montana
State With Most Bars Per Capita | Study

If you're ever searching for the bar with the least amount of crazies jostling the bartender, look no further than North Dakota.

According to Inforum's report on U.S. Census Bureau business patterns, North Dakota just happens to be the state with the most bars per capita. Numbers-wise, the state has one bar for every 1,620 North Dakota residents.

Montana comes in second, with a bar for every 1,658 state residents, even though it has almost 200 more bars. Montana, however, does have almost 300,000 more people.

Next up? South Dakota, with a bar for every 2,2,58 residents and Nebraska with a bar for every 3,102 residents.

North Dakota's top spot isn't all that surprising, Forum reports. A past study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that North Dakotans binge drink more often then most Americans, and access to alcohol might be a part of that. The state also has the sixth-most liquor stores per capita.

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When it comes to the least booziest state, however, Virginia beats everyone, with only 125 bars for 8.1 million residents; that's one bar for every 64,773 residents.