Every so often we get lists for worst drivers, best buildings, craziest schools, or whatever, all listed state by state. We have a lot of hops in the Yakima valley. 75% of the hops used for beer in the US come from our backyard so I was wondering what the drunkest city in Washington state might be. I didn't really think it'd be Yakima but if it was I wouldn't've been surprised. As it turns out, not only is it not Yakima but a town I didn't consider.
According to 247wallst.com, the drunkest city in Washington state is Bellingham.
Bellingham? That beautiful town north of Seattle just south of Canada? That gorgeous area where you can see rolling hills in the near distance? That unique little college town? Well, the 'college town' part makes sense but how did they figure Bellingham? Well, here's a few facts they brought up.
They say that, although adults who drink excessively in Washinton state is 17.4%, that average is 22.7% in Bellingham. 20% of their driving deaths are due to alcohol.
You can see more and see what other states' cities are known for being the drunkest at 247wallst.com.
Out of curiosity, our neighbors in Oregon claim Corvallis as the drunkest city in Oregon.
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