Interactive Map: 2010 Per Capita Mixed Beverage Tax Revenue

A sizable chunk — $635 million — of the state's general revenue in 2010 came from the Mixed Beverage Tax. Retailers — bars, restaurants, stadiums, hotels — pay the state 14 percent of the price of alcoholic drinks they sell to customers. Alcohol sold at stores isn’t included, so it’s impossible to use this tax to figure out how much Texans drink regionally. But looking at the per-capita tax rate by county can point to where drinks are pricier — urban areas — and where Texans go out to drink the most.

Source: Texas Transparency | Download .csv: Results | Built with Google Fusion Tables