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Monday, 10th January 2011

Lists and Rankings: America’s Most Literate Cities, 2010

From the Most Literate Cities 2010 Web Site:

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, 2010

Washington, DC 1
Seattle, WA 2
Minneapolis, MN 3
Atlanta, GA 4
Pittsburgh, PA 5
San Francisco, CA 6
St. Paul, MN 7
Denver, CO 8
Portland, OR 9.5
St. Louis, MO 9.5

OVERALL 2010 Rankings

Rank by Category
Note: One Category is Libraries (Library Support, Holdings, and Utilization)

Data Sources

Methodology

Rankings from 2005-2009

Source: Dr. John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University

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