Saturday, November 27, 2010

Literacy across U.S. cities

10 most literate U.S. cities (population > 250,000):
1. Minneapolis, MN
2. Seattle, WA
3. St. Paul, MN
4. Denver, CO
5. Washington, DC
6. St. Louis, MO
7. San Francisco, CA
8. Atlanta, GA
9. Pittsburgh, PA
10. Boston, MA

10 least literate U.S. cities (population > 250,000):
1. Long Beach, CA
2. Mesa, AZ
3. Arlington, TX
4. San Antonio, TX
5. Bakersfield, CA
6. Corpus Christi, TX
7. Aurora, CO
8. Anaheim, CA
9. El Paso, TX
10. Stockton, CA
--2007 rankings by Jack Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University, based on educational attainment, newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, and Internet access

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