Friday, September 18, 2015

Website names 10 drunkest cities in Michigan

Posted By on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 9:46 AM

RoadSnacks — a website that uses "data to create bite-sized snacks of shareable information about places and cities across the country" — recently compiled a list of the 10 drunkest cities in Michigan just in time for another booze-filled weekend.

To come up with the ranking, RoadSnacks said they analyzed the numbers of bars, pubs, wineries, and liquor stores per capita, as well as each city's drunk-related tweets within the last week and each city's divorce rate. "For geo-located tweets, we measured the following raw number of tweets that came from within a city’s general area: #Drunk, #Party, #Beer, #Wine and #Cocktails," RoadSnacks' Bud Tapman writes.

So, what were the findings? See for yourself:

1. Traverse City
2. Mount Clemens
3. Ferndale
4. Muskegon
5. Benton Harbor
6. Kalamazoo
7. Escanaba
8. Flint
9. Grand Haven
10. Bay City

"Many of these are mid sized cities in Michigan with many bars in town or nearby, where there’s a higher than average divorce rate. Studies have indicated that when one or both partners in a marriage are alcoholics, that couple is three times more likely to divorce," says Tapman.

So there you have it: We're drunk and probably single. Congrats?

[Hat tip CBS Detroit]

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