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Liquor Store Density

This indicator shows the number of liquor stores per 100,000 population. A liquor store is defined as a business that primarily sells packaged alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, and spirits.

Liquor Store Density

Comparison: U.S. Counties 


stores/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2007

County: La Paz

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Categories: Environment / Built Environment, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 2,383 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Population estimates are from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
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Why is this important?

Studies have shown that neighborhoods with a high density of alcohol outlets are associated with higher rates of violence, regardless of other community characteristics such as poverty and age of residents. High alcohol outlet density has been shown to be related to increased rates of drinking and driving, motor vehicle-related pedestrian injuries, and child abuse and neglect. In addition, liquor stores frequently sell food and other goods that are unhealthy and expensive. Setting rules that mandate minimum distances between alcohol outlets, limiting the number of new licenses in areas that already have a high number of outlets, and closing down outlets that repeatedly violate liquor laws can all help control and reduce liquor store density.

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2008 Data is not available for La Paz County.

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