Wednesday, December 13, 2006

America's Most Literate Cities

Out of the country's 70 largest cities, Minneapolis came in 2nd, and St. Paul tied for 10th. Washington DC came in 3rd. Hooray for Minnesota and DC! (First place goes to Seattle, a city I also like.)
Drawing from a variety of available data resources, the America’s Most Literate Cities study ranks the 69 largest cities (population 250,000 and above) in the United States. Previous editions of this study focused on five key indicators of literacy: newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, and educational attainment. The 2005 study introduces a new factor—the Internet—to gauge the expansion of literacy to online media.

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