Some of America's cities are thirstier than others. A recent nationwide analysis from CareerBuilder revealed that among the country's major cities, Las Vegas and New Orleans have the highest ratios of bartenders per 1,000 residents (Las Vegas has 5.5 bartenders for every 1,000; New Orleans has 3.4). This is not at all shocking, as both are cities with great tourism industries that promote "nightlife" as one of their essential activities.
The data also revealed that there are close to 580,000 bartenders in the U.S., which equals 1.8 per 1,000 residents. Cities located in the Midwest, Great Plains, Pacific Northwest and Northeast tend to have more bartenders per residents compared to those in the West, South and Southeast. An unscientific guess would be that colder locations have a higher tendency to seek out alcohol for activity. With all the snow these cities have seen in the past winters, what else, really, is a person to do for entertainment?
Check out Career Builder's interactive map below. You can toggle to view bartender populations by city, county or state, and see how your residence falls on the map. Cheers!