Data shows which Texas cities spend the most money on booze

Houston tops list in first quarter alcohol sales

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist
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SAN ANTONIO - Earlier this month the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission reported Texans consumed an estimated 55 million gallons of alcohol in the month of May. Now, first quarter mixed beverage receipts from the Texas Comptroller's Office reveal which Texas cities may have contributed the most to the startling figure.

According to first quarter mixed beverage tax receipts from the months of January to March, Houston lead the state with $233 million in alcohol sales -- No surprise from the most populated city in Texas.

San Antonio on the other hand was bested by Austin and Dallas, coming in fourth for alcohol sales at $106 million despite being the second most populated city in the state.

The numbers, however, reflect spending for the months of January through March, leaving out San Antonio's alcohol sales during Fiesta.

See the top selling cities and their respective populations below:

Houston
Population: 2,296,224
Sales: $233,315,800

Dallas
Population: 1,300,092
Sales: 134,307,500

Austin
Population: 931,830
Sales: $141,126,300

San Antonio
Population: 1,469,845
Sales: $106,312,500

Fort Worth
Population: 833,319
Sales: $48,764,900

Note: Sales have been rounded to the nearest hundred. The list was generated from mixed beverage tax receipts - some vendors may file more than once for a certain reporting period, potentially inflating numbers.

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