Columbus named drunkest city in Ohio

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus has earned the distinction of being named the drunkest city in Ohio.

According to 24/7 Wall, 19.2 percent of adults in the Columbus metro area drink excessively, which is the largest of amount in all 11 metro areas of Ohio.

Excessive drinking is more common in high income areas, and the typical Columbus household earns $58,192 a year, more than in any other metro area in the state, according to the website.

While binge and heavy drinking are relatively common in Columbus, other unhealthy habits are not. Only 18.3 percent of area adults smoke, and only 24.5 percent are not physically active — smaller shares than the corresponding 21.0 percent and 26.3 percent statewide shares.

Appleton, the drunkest city in Wisconsin, leads the nation with 26.8 percent of adults reporting excessive drinking in the metropolitan area. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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