USA Today again rates the top 10 most literate cities in the USA. Not surprisingly, Seattle, home of many high-tech companies and start-ups, as well as several fabulous independent bookshops keeps the top spot. Minneapolis has been edged out for the number 2 spot by none other than Washington D.C. That’s a tough city to edge out. Congrats D.C.ers.
Pittsburgh continues to surprise me by finding a place on the list. Bravo,Pittsburghians!
The ratings are determined by six indicators: newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment and Internet resources. I suspect a few literary cities were overlooked due to the criteria used, but overall, this is certainly a designationto be envied.
2) Washington D.C.
6) Portland, Ore.
7) St. Paul