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Boston Tops List of ‘Drunkest’ Cities in US

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- This weekend, people around the country will be partying in celebration of the New Year.  It's possible that two cities in Massachusetts will party the hardest.

The Daily Beast has released a list of the "drunkest" cities in the United States in 2011, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and a survey conducted by market-research firm Experian Simmons.  Topping the list is Boston, where 15.5 drinks are consumed per month, on average, per person.  Over 7 percent of Bostonians are heavy drinkers, and over 20 percent are binge drinkers.

Springfield, Mass., ranks second, followed by Milwaukee, Reno, Nev., and San Antonio.

Here are the top 10 cities on the list:

1. Boston
2. Springfield, Mass.
3. Milwaukee
4. Reno, Nev.
5. San Antonio
6. Chicago
7. Austin, Texas
8. St. Louis
9. San Diego
10. Tucson, Ariz.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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