D.C. named most literate U.S. city
Washington, D.C., is the country’s most literate city, according to a new study that focuses on a range of key indicators.
The annual study by researchers at Central Connecticut State University looked at U.S. cities with at least 250,000 residents and focused on newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment and Internet resources.
Here are the rankings for 2010:
6. San Francisco
7. St. Paul, Minn.
9.5 Portland, Ore.
9.5 St. Louis
The annual rankings began in 2005, and you can find the complete lists here.
In 2009, Seattle was No. 1 and Washington was No. 2. The 2010 list marks the first time the nation’s capital has topped the most literate list.
It isn’t really a surprise that the city has ranked no lower than 5 since 2005, because it has a highly educated population. In fact, Census Bureau data released last month show that the greater Washington region is the most educated in the country.
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| January 10, 2011; 1:09 PM ET
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