Most literate cities of 2008: NYC at #24, L.A. at #56

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The "America's Most Literate Cities 2008" list has been released by Central Connecticut State University: link. Things like this generally fall into the FWIW/"for entertainment purposes only" category due to the varying definitions of "literate" and so forth. And, some sections of a given city are more "literate" than others, and some cities may be more cohesively "literate" vs certain others which only have a few islands of "literate-ness" scattered about.

That said, the top five are: Minneapolis, MN; Seattle, WA; Washington DC; St Paul, MN; and San Francisco, CA.

Meanwhile, down at #26 comes New York City, being beaten out by, among others, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Raleigh, Columbus, Lexington-Fayette (Kentucky), Nashville-Davidson (Tennessee), Tulsa, and Oakland.

Scrolling frantically down the page, we find Los Angeles at #56, beaten out in turn by Newark, New Jersey; Riverside; and Plano, Texas.

Important note: We did beat out Fresno, Stockton, and Bakersfield. Hold your heads high, Angelenos!

Comments

so what L.A. Is Mexico city! Oakland is Africa and what is literate to some is not to others and is that a politically Literate statement? for our gay people in San Francisco? and come on New York may as well be Israel or some mid east country but the depression is here and we can all dance for our masters real soon.

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stop being so mean I love you stupid petty, be good and keep using your drugs.