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Unit: stores/100,000 population
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Liquor Store Density

Value: 13.3 stores/100,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Sonoma
Comparison: U.S. Counties
Categories: Environment / Built Environment
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What is this Indicator?
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.
Why this is 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.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 2,379 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Population estimates are from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Source: U.S. Census - County Business Patterns
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/index.html
URL of Data:   http://factfinder2.census.gov
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: May 2013

Time Series Data

2007: 11.8 2008: 12.0 2009: 12.5 2010: 12.8 2011: 13.3

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Unit: stores/100,000 population
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Liquor Store Density

Value: 13.3 stores/100,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Sonoma
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Environment / Built Environment
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
What is this Indicator?
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.
Why this is 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.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Population estimates are from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Source: U.S. Census - County Business Patterns
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/index.html
URL of Data:   http://factfinder2.census.gov
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: May 2013

Time Series Data

2007: 11.8 2008: 12.0 2009: 12.5 2010: 12.8 2011: 13.3

stores/100,000 population

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home