For the third year in a row, Washington, D.C., was rated the most literate city in the United States, with Seattle and Minneapolis close behind. That is according to a study conducted by Central Connecticut State University of the literacy of the nation’s largest cities.
The study ranked 76 cities with populations of at least a quarter-million based on six dimensions of literacy, including size of library systems, presence of bookstores, educational attainment, digital readership, and circulation of newspapers and other publications. The most literate cities in the country were often, but not always, in tech-heavy regions with highly educated populations. Based on the university’s report, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the most and least literate cities in the country, also taking into account 2011 data from the Census Bureau, including income, poverty, educational attainment, and the percentage of workers employed in various job types.
[I find it interesting that they count the number of retail bookstores in each city. Click the link to read the entire article]