Friday, December 28, 2007

The 10 Most Literate U.S. Cities

Jeanna Bryner of reports today on the results of a survey to determine the most literate cities in the U.S. Jack Miller of Central Connecticut State University conducted the survey based on six factors:
  • Newspaper circulation
  • Number of bookstores
  • Library resources
  • Periodical publishing resources
  • Educational attainment
  • Internet resources

The winners were these:

  1. Minneapolis
  2. Seattle
  3. St. Paul
  4. Denver
  5. Washington, D.C.
  6. St. Louis
  7. San Francisco
  8. Atlanta
  9. Pittsburgh
  10. Boston

Kudos to our friends in Minnesota, who managed to hit the list twice. Indianapolis is not on the list; but we did make #12 on Forbes' Most Obese Cities list. Yay us!

Number of book publishers wasn't a factor, but number of magazine publishers was. So if you are interested in a career in magazines, these are some good cities to look into.

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