It's no secret that Louisiana loves to drink. But, do we really drink more than other states? Actually, we do, and one Louisiana city has earned the dubious title of "Drunkest City in America". Oh, and it's not New Orleans.

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Louisiana City Named Drunkest City in America

The good folks over at have crunched the numbers and have crowned one Louisiana city "The Drunkest City in America".

Louisiana has a rich cultural heritage that includes celebrations and traditions with a strong association with alcohol.

These events often involve drinking as part of the festivities.

Obviously Louisiana has Mardi Gras, but when Festival Season hits, we have our pick of music, food, and of course drinking. analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify the metropolitan areas with "the highest rates of binge and excessive drinking."

When the dust settled, one Louisiana city earned the title of "The Drunkest City in America".

And no, it's not New Orleans.

Downtown Lafayette, Wikipedia Commons
Downtown Lafayette, Wikipedia Commons

Lafayette Named Drunkest City In America

According to, Lafayette, Louisiana is officially "The Drunkest City In America".

Y'all...there are a lot of cities in the United States, and Lafayette is apparently the drunkest of them all.

This begs the, and why?

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"The city’s high ranking can be attributed to a number of factors, including its vibrant nightlife scene, a large student population, and a relaxed attitude towards alcohol consumption.

Lafayette is home to a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which can lead to an increase in the number of people drinking."

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Other factors that included in the study are Lafayette's high concentration of bars and restaurants, and unfortunately mental health issues.

Lafayette has always been known as a party town, but the are we really "The Drunkest City in America"?

It seems so.

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