Door Co. town has most liquor licenses per capita

EGG HARBOR, Wis. (AP) — An analysis of liquor licenses shows one small community in Door County holds the most licenses per capita than any other place in Wisconsin.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette analyzed data from the state Department of Revenue and the U.S. Census Bureau and found the village of Egg Harbor has a liquor outlet for every nine residents. That includes everything from restaurants to the golf course to the mini mart. Egg Harbor has 21 licenses and 201 residents. Conversely, just up the highway in Door County is the village of Ephraim, which is totally dry.

Wisconsin has more than 17,000 licenses liquor establishments and 5.7 million people. Most of the licenses are in communities with high populations. Milwaukee leads the state with 1,336 licensed establishments.