Maps Show Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

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These maps created by Nathan Yau of FlowingData compare the density of grocery stores to bars across the United States and in various countries around the world. As io9 points out:

Wisconsin, for instance, came in with almost three times as many bars as grocery stores. From a bars per capita perspective, North Dakota came in highest, with 9.9 bars for every 10,000 people, followed closely by Montana (8.6 bars for every 10,000) and Wisconsin (8.0 bars per 10,000 people). On the opposite end of the spectrum were Delaware, Maryland, and Mississippi which all came in at fewer than 1.5 bars for every 10,000 people.

Yau also created maps for countries and found France, Italy, Spain, and the UK were heavy on bars while Germany, India, Japan, and Poland favored grocery stores. Both Canada and Australia came up as evenly split between the two.

See all the maps after the break.

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(via Nathan Yau)

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