Friday, February 7, 2014

America’s Most Literate Cities: 2013

America’s Most Literate Cities: 2013

Drawing from a variety of available data resources, the America’s Most Literate Cities study ranks the largest cities (population 250,000 and above) in the United States. This study focuses on six key indicators of literacy: newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment, and Internet resources.

Top 10 Cities
1  Washington, DC
2  Seattle, WA
3  Minneapolis, MN
4.5 Atlanta, GA
4.5 Pittsburgh, PA
6  Denver, CO
7  St. Paul, MN
8  Boston, MA
9  St. Louis, MO
10 San Francisco, CA

Bottom 15
63  Arlington, TX
64  Los Angeles, CA
65  Memphis, TN
66  Glendale, AZ
67  Long Beach, CA
68  Mesa, AZ
69  Aurora, CO
70  Chula Vista, CA
71  Fresno, CA
72  Anaheim, CA
73  San Antonio, TX
74  El Paso, TX
75  Stockton, CA
76  Corpus Christi, TX
77  Bakersfield, CA

Dr. John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University, is the author of this study. Research for this edition of AMLC was conducted in collaboration with the Center for Public Policy and Social Research at CCSU.

The original study was published online in 2003 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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