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The 20 Most Literate Cities in America, 2017

The 20 Most Literate Cities in America, 2017

Washington D.C. has been named the “Most Literate City” in the United States, according to the most recent study conducted by Central Connecticut State University. It is followed by Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and San Francisco.

Rounding out the top ten were Pittsburgh, Portland, Cincinnati, St. Paul (Minnesota), and Boston.

The study, which ranks the reading habits and resources of the America’s 82 largest cities (population 250,000 and above), is based on six criteria:  number of local bookstores, library resources, newspaper circulation in the city, periodical publishing resources, use of online resources, and residents’ education levels.

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” – ― Mark Twain

Here Are The Rankings- The 20 Most Literate Cities in America, 2017

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Seattle
  3. Minneapolis
  4. Atlanta
  5. San Francisco
  6. Pittsburgh
  7. Portland, Ore.
  8. Cincinnati
  9. St. Paul, Minnesota
  10. Boston
  11. Denver
  12. St. Louis, MO
  13. Raleigh, NC
  14. Nashville-Davidson, TN
  15. Durham, NC
  16. Kansas City, MO
  17. Austin, TX
  18. Honolulu
  19. Lexington-Fayette, KY
  20. Colorado Springs, CO

Here is the rest of the list:

21. Cleveland
22. Chicago
23. Columbus, OH
24. Lincoln, NE
25. New Orleans
26. Tulsa, OK
27. Orlando, FL
28. New York City
29. Indianapolis, IN
30. Oakland, CA
31. Baltimore
32. San Diego
33. Omaha, NE
34. Plano, TX
35. Philadelphia
36. Irvine, CA
37. St. Petersburg, FL
38. Greensboro, NC
39. Sacramento, CA
40. Louisville-Jefferson Co.,KY
41. Oklahoma City, OK
42. Dallas
43. Virginia Beach, VA
44. Charlotte, NC
45. Albuquerque, NM
46. Buffalo, NY
47. Milwaukee
48. Newark, NJ
49. Fort Wayne, IN
50. Miami
51. Tampa
52. San Jose, CA
53. Tucson, AZ
54. Anchorage, AK
55. Jacksonville, FL
56. Toledo, OH
57. Detroit
58. Las Vegas
59. Santa Ana, CA
60. Jersey City, NJ
61. Wichita, KS
62. Aurora, CO
63. Chandler, AZ
64. Fort Worth, TX
65. Phoenix, AZ
66. Arlington, TX
67. Memphis
68. Los Angeles
69. Riverside, CA
70. Houston, TX
71. Henderson, NV
72. Long Beach, CA
73. Mesa, AZ
74. Chula Vista, CA
75. Fresno, CA
76. San Antonio, TX
77. Corpus Christi, TX
78. Anaheim, CA
79. Stockton, CA
80. El Paso, TX
81. Bakersfield, CA
82. Laredo, TX

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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