Monday, November 26, 2007

Are your neighbors educated?

From MSN Encarta is an article on the Most-Educated Cities in the United States. A study of the Census Bureau data is used to rank the most "educated" cities in the United States. The criteria the study uses is what percentage of those older than 24 in a city have at least a bachelor's degree. The study found:

"... that 52.7 percent of 25-and-over Seattleites have a bachelor's degree or higher, closely followed by San Francisco (50.1 percent), Raleigh, North Carolina (50.1 percent), Washington, D.C. (45.3 percent), and Austin, Texas (44.1 percent). These same cities ranked--in the same order--as the top five most educated cities in last year's Census Bureau data as well."

The article lists the top 20 most-educated cities. Many of these have many technology companies.

(Hat tip: Reddit)

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1 comment:

Crimson Wife said...

I was surprised that Atlanta beat Boston and that Lexington, KY beat Denver. When I briefly lived near Louisville, it took me a bit to figure out that people were referring to high school rather than college when asking the icebreaker "where did you go to school"? Every place else I've ever lived before or since, that question refers to college.