The most hungover places in America on New Year's Day

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  • How you feeling today? Need an ibuprofen?
  • We asked Google to send us the rates that different metros searched for “hangover” on New Year’s Day from 2014 to 2018.
  • Louisville, Kentucky isn’t feeling super good right about now.

Good morning! New Year’s Eve is a time when many people consume more alcohol than they are otherwise accustomed to, and so it follows that New Year’s Day is a day when many people experience a hangover more severe than they are otherwise accustomed to.

We reached out to the Trends team at Google News Lab to get the full figures for searches for the phrase “hangover” on January 1 in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

We recieved data on how many searches there were for “hangover” in over 200 metropolitan areas. We then looked at the largest metros – the 62 where there were more than 500,000 inhabitants – to determine which were the least and the most hungover based on Google’s metrics.

Here they are, ranked from “most capable of entering sunlight” to “least likely to leave their bed.”


62. Birmingham, Alabama

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The Birmingham AL metro had 38% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


61. West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, Florida

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The West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce FL metro had 40% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


60. Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, North Carolina

The Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem NC metro had 47% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


59. Portland, Oregon

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The Portland OR metro had 48% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


58. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida

The Tampa-St. Petersburg metro had 52% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


57. Knoxville, Tennessee

The Knoxville TN metro had 54% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


56. Ft. Myers-Naples, Florida

The Ft. Myers-Naples FL metro had 56% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


55. Salt Lake City, Utah

The Salt Lake City UT metro had 56% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


54. Tulsa, Oklahoma

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The Tulsa OK metro had 56% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


53. Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-Anderson, North Carolina and South Carolina

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The Greenville-Spartanburg SC-Asheville NC-Anderson SC metro had 58% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


52. Mobile, Alabama – Pensacola, Florida

The Mobile AL-Pensacola metro had 60% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


51. Phoenix, Arizona

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The Phoenix AZ metro had 60% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


50. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma City OK metro had 63% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


49. Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Florida

The Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne FL metro had 63% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


48. Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, California

The Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto CA metro had 63% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


47. Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Pennsylvania

The Wilkes Barre-Scranton PA metro had 64% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


46. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

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The Minneapolis-St. Paul MN metro had 64% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


45. Seattle-Tacoma, Washington

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The Seattle-Tacoma WA metro had 64% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


44. Charlotte, North Carolina

The Charlotte NC metro had 64% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


43. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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The Miami-Ft. Lauderdale FL metro had 64% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


42. Indianapolis, Indiana

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The Indianapolis IN metro had 66% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


41. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

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The Raleigh-Durham metro had 66% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


40. New Orleans, Louisiana

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The New Orleans LA metro had 68% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


39. Austin, Texas

The Austin TX metro had 68% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


38. Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Virginia

The Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News VA metro had 70% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


37. Kansas City, Missouri

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The Kansas City MO metro had 70% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


36. Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Arkansas

The Little Rock-Pine Bluff AR metro had 71% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


35. Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta GA metro had 71% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


34. Jacksonville, Florida

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The Jacksonville FL metro had 71% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


33. Buffalo, New York

The Buffalo NY metro had 72% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


32. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, California

The San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA metro had 72% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


31. Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Pennsylvania

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The Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York PA metro had 72% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


30. Albuquerque-Santa Fe, New Mexico

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The Albuquerque-Santa Fe NM metro had 72% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


29. Washington, D.C.

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The Washington DC metro had 72% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


28. Hartford & New Haven, Connecticut

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The Hartford & New Haven CT metro had 73% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


27. San Diego, California

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The San Diego CA metro had 73% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


26. Nashville, Tennessee

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The Nashville TN metro had 74% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


25. Cleveland-Akron, Ohio

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The Cleveland-Akron metro had 74% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


24. Providence, Rhode Island-New Bedford, Massachusetts

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The Providence RI-New Bedford MA metro had 74% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


23. Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

The Dallas-Ft. Worth TX metro had 74% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


22. Baltimore, Maryland

The Baltimore MD metro had 75% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


21. Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles CA metro had 76% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


20. San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio TX metro had 76% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


19. Denver, Colorado

The Denver CO metro had 77% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


18. Houston, Texas

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The Houston TX metro had 78% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


17. Richmond-Petersburg, Virginia

The Richmond-Petersburg VA metro had 80% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


16. Memphis, Tennessee

The Memphis TN metro had 80% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


15. Cincinnati, Ohio

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The Cincinnati OH metro had 81% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


13 (tie). Columbus, Ohio

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The Columbus OH metro had 82% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


13 (tie). Boston, Massachusetts-Manchester New Hampshire

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The Boston MA-Manchester NH metro had 82% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


12. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Milwaukee WI metro had 83% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


11. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York

The Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY metro had 85% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


10. Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago IL metro had 85% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


9. New York, New York

Andrew Burton/Getty ImagesFireworks go off as the new year is rung in in Times Square on January 1, 2016 in New York City. The New York City Police Department deployed more than 6,000 officers in the Times Square area, including more than 1,100 officers who graduated from the police academy on Tuesday.

The New York NY metro had 86% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


8. St. Louis, Missouri

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The St. Louis MO metro had 86% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The Philadelphia PA metro had 91% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


6. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Michigan

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The Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek MI metro had 92% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


5. Detroit, Michigan

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The Detroit MI metro had 92% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


4. Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Las Vegas NV metro had 95% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


3. Fresno-Visalia, California

The Fresno-Visalia CA metro had 97% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


2. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh PA metro had 97% of the New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ as Louisville, the top large metro.


1. Louisville, Kentucky

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The Louisville KY metro had the highest New Year’s Day search volume for ‘hangover’ of any metro with more than 500,000 inhabitants.

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