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Photos: The Drunkest Cities in America, Including Denver

We recently posted about the ten Colorado counties with the drunkest drunk drivers -- and yes, Denver made the list. But how does the alcohol consumption in the Mile High City compare to other cities around the country. That was the question recently explored by WCBS5 in Boston. Using numbers crunched by The Daily Beast, the station ranked plenty of major metropolises, including this one. Where did Denver wind up? Count down the selections below -- and to check out the original post, click here.

See also: Photos: Ten Colorado Counties With the Drunkest Drunk Drivers

Number 1: Boston, Massachusetts Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 15.6

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 20.1%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 7.4%

Number 2: Norfolk, Virginia Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 15.1

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 19.9%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 5.2%

Number 3: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 15.2

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 18.9%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 6.7%

Continue to keep counting down the drunkest cities in America. Number 4: Charleston, South Carolina Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 15.3

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 17.3%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 8.7%

Number 5: Austin, Texas Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 14.6

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 18.4%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 5%

Number 6: Hartford-New Haven, Connecticut Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 15.2

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 16.5%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 3.6%

Continue to keep counting down the drunkest cities in America. Number 7: New Orleans, Louisiana Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 15.1

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 16.8%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 5.4%

Number 8: Chicago, Illinois Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 15.0

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 17.2%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 6.1%

Number 9: Washington, D.C. Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 15.6

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 14.5%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 5%

Continue to keep counting down the drunkest cities in America. Number 10: Providence, Rhode Island Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 14.1

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 17.6%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 5.7%

Number 11: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 13.8

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 18.1%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 4.1%

Number 12: Omaha, Nebraska Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 13.6

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 19.5%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 5.9%

Continue to keep counting down the drunkest cities in America. Number 13: Baltimore, Maryland Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 14.7

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 16.3%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 4.8%

Number 14: Springfield, Massachusetts Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 13.6

Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 19.5%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 9.2%

Number 15: Denver, Colorado Average alcoholic drinks consumed by adults per month: 14.4

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Percentage of population classified as binge drinkers: 16.8%

Percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers: 5.1%

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