Top 10 Literate Cities in the U.S.

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.

1) Seattle

2) Washington D.C.

3) Minneapolis

4) Pittsburgh

5) Atlanta

6) Portland, Ore.

7) St. Paul

8) Boston

9) Cincinnati

10) Denver

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