Table 2. Apparent alcohol consumption for States, census regions, and the United States, 2008.
[Volume and ethanol in thousands of gallons, per capita consumption in gallons, based on population age 14 and older]
State or other geographic area Beer Wine Spirits All beverages
Volume Ethanol Per capita Volume Ethanol Per capita Volume Ethanol Per capita Ethanol Per capita U.S. decile
Alabama 104,738 4,713 1.24 6,535 843 0.22 5,329 2,190 0.58 7,746 2.04 9
Alaska 14,583 656 1.20 2,092 270 0.49 1,448 595 1.09 1,521 2.77 2
Arizona 145,012 6,526 1.27 15,871 2,047 0.40 9,348 3,842 0.75 12,415 2.41 5
Arkansas 56,948 2,563 1.11 3,039 392 0.17 3,365 1,383 0.60 4,338 1.88 10
California 701,573 31,571 1.07 126,319 16,295 0.55 51,963 21,357 0.72 69,223 2.34 6
Colorado 112,597 5,067 1.27 14,339 1,850 0.46 9,850 4,048 1.01 10,965 2.75 2
Connecticut 60,294 2,713 0.94 13,099 1,690 0.59 6,043 2,484 0.86 6,887 2.39 6
Delaware 21,645 974 1.36 3,233 417 0.58 2,168 891 1.25 2,282 3.20 1
Dist. of Columbia 15,008 675 1.34 3,928 507 1.00 1,997 821 1.63 2,003 3.97 1
Florida 425,141 19,131 1.25 57,626 7,434 0.49 33,496 13,767 0.90 40,332 2.64 3
Georgia 193,455 8,705 1.13 14,919 1,925 0.25 12,017 4,939 0.64 15,569 2.02 9
Hawaii 31,973 1,439 1.35 4,341 560 0.52 1,930 793 0.74 2,792 2.62 4
Idaho 30,682 1,381 1.15 7,522 970 0.81 2,018 829 0.69 3,180 2.65 3
Illinois 281,477 12,666 1.21 30,495 3,934 0.38 18,528 7,615 0.73 24,215 2.32 6
Indiana 127,191 5,724 1.11 9,775 1,261 0.24 9,232 3,794 0.74 10,779 2.09 8
Iowa 77,130 3,471 1.41 3,298 425 0.17 4,204 1,728 0.70 5,624 2.29 7
Kansas 60,884 2,740 1.21 2,506 323 0.14 3,576 1,470 0.65 4,533 2.01 9
Kentucky 80,128 3,606 1.03 4,740 611 0.18 5,515 2,267 0.65 6,484 1.86 10
Louisiana 123,255 5,546 1.56 7,314 944 0.27 7,170 2,947 0.83 9,437 2.65 3
Maine 31,208 1,404 1.26 3,636 469 0.42 2,206 907 0.82 2,780 2.50 5
Maryland 101,916 4,586 0.99 12,888 1,663 0.36 9,563 3,930 0.85 10,179 2.21 7
Massachusetts 128,885 5,800 1.07 25,899 3,341 0.62 11,028 4,533 0.84 13,673 2.53 4
Michigan 203,940 9,177 1.12 19,065 2,459 0.30 15,881 6,527 0.80 18,164 2.22 7
Minnesota 114,265 5,142 1.21 12,056 1,555 0.37 10,629 4,368 1.03 11,066 2.60 4
Mississippi 75,825 3,412 1.45 2,138 276 0.12 4,015 1,650 0.70 5,338 2.28 7
Missouri 141,319 6,359 1.32 11,247 1,451 0.30 9,440 3,880 0.80 11,690 2.42 5
Montana 29,788 1,340 1.68 2,168 280 0.35 1,703 700 0.87 2,320 2.90 2
Nebraska 47,003 2,115 1.47 2,285 295 0.21 2,373 975 0.68 3,385 2.36 6
Nevada 77,528 3,489 1.68 10,163 1,311 0.63 6,696 2,752 1.33 7,552 3.64 1
New Hampshire 41,670 1,875 1.71 6,912 892 0.81 4,770 1,961 1.79 4,727 4.31 1
New Jersey 148,162 6,667 0.94 30,531 3,938 0.55 14,951 6,145 0.86 16,751 2.35 6
New Mexico 50,786 2,285 1.43 3,885 501 0.31 2,807 1,154 0.72 3,940 2.47 5
New York 328,562 14,785 0.92 58,190 7,506 0.47 26,438 10,866 0.67 33,158 2.05 8
North Carolina 189,195 8,514 1.14 19,777 2,551 0.34 10,473 4,304 0.58 15,369 2.06 8
North Dakota 19,319 869 1.63 970 125 0.24 1,471 605 1.14 1,599 3.00 1
Ohio 275,310 12,389 1.32 18,949 2,444 0.26 10,519 4,323 0.46 19,157 2.04 9
Oklahoma 80,190 3,609 1.23 4,033 520 0.18 4,152 1,706 0.58 5,835 1.99 9
Oregon 84,291 3,793 1.21 11,825 1,525 0.49 6,255 2,571 0.82 7,889 2.53 4
Pennsylvania 312,593 14,067 1.36 18,787 2,424 0.23 15,227 6,258 0.60 22,749 2.19 8
Rhode Island 22,073 993 1.13 3,649 471 0.54 1,946 800 0.91 2,264 2.58 4
South Carolina 114,615 5,158 1.41 6,902 890 0.24 6,852 2,816 0.77 8,864 2.42 5
South Dakota 22,523 1,014 1.56 1,121 145 0.22 1,359 559 0.86 1,717 2.64 3
Tennessee 123,840 5,573 1.10 8,026 1,035 0.20 7,040 2,893 0.57 9,502 1.87 10
Texas 607,652 27,344 1.44 40,523 5,228 0.27 26,923 11,065 0.58 43,637 2.29 7
Utah 34,043 1,532 0.75 2,677 345 0.17 2,276 936 0.46 2,813 1.37 10
Vermont 16,043 722 1.37 2,522 325 0.62 909 374 0.71 1,421 2.70 3
Virginia 160,387 7,217 1.14 20,761 2,678 0.42 9,074 3,729 0.59 13,625 2.14 8
Washington 130,185 5,858 1.09 20,939 2,701 0.50 9,863 4,054 0.76 12,613 2.35 6
West Virginia 42,615 1,918 1.26 1,194 154 0.10 1,629 670 0.44 2,741 1.80 10
Wisconsin 157,748 7,099 1.53 12,043 1,554 0.34 12,640 5,195 1.12 13,847 2.99 2
Wyoming 14,849 668 1.54 766 99 0.23 1,184 487 1.12 1,254 2.89 2
Regions
Northeast 1,089,490 49,027 1.08 163,224 21,056 0.46 83,519 34,326 0.75 104,409 2.29  
Midwest 1,528,109 68,765 1.27 123,810 15,972 0.29 99,853 41,039 0.76 125,776 2.32  
South 2,516,552 113,245 1.25 217,577 28,067 0.31 150,778 61,970 0.69 203,282 2.25  
West 1,457,891 65,605 1.15 222,906 28,755 0.50 107,341 44,117 0.77 138,477 2.43  
U.S. total 6,592,042 296,642 1.20 727,518 93,850 0.38 441,491 181,453 0.73 571,944 2.32  

Decile values (1 = highest) apply only to State-level data. Numbers may not sum because of rounding.

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