Friday, May 15, 2020

The Beer Belly of America

Flowing Data has used Google Places data to work out where there are more bars than grocery stores. The results of this analysis are mapped out in Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores.

In the United States Wisconsin emerges as the location with the highest ratio of bars to grocery stores. Across the whole of the USA there are about 13% more grocery stores than bars but in Wisconsin there are 2.7 times more bars than grocery stores. Looking at it in terms of the population there are about 8 bars per 10,000 people in Wisconsin.

Flowing Data has also mapped out the ratio of bars to grocery stores in a number of other countries around the world. The per capita total of 8 bars to 10,000 people in Wisconsin beats out most European countries. Only France, with 8.4 bars per 10,000 people, has a higher number of bars per capita. Italy has 5.6 bars per 10,000 people, Spain has 3.9 and the United Kingdom has 3.9.

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