We’re Number 9!

1 comment December 29th, 2007at 04:14pm Posted by Eli

Yet another feather in Pittsburgh’s cap:

Residents of Minneapolis and Seattle are the most bookish and well-read, according to results from a new survey released today of the most literate American cities.

The survey focused on 69 U.S. cities with populations of 250,000 or above. Jack Miller of Central Connecticut State University chose six key indicators to rank literacy. These included newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment and Internet resources.

Overall, the top 10 most literate (and wired) cities included:

1—Minneapolis, Minn.
2—Seattle, Wash.
3—St. Paul, Minn.
4—Denver, Colo.
5—Washington, D.C.
6—St. Louis, Mo.
7—San Francisco, Calif.
8—Atlanta, Ga.
9—Pittsburgh, Pa.
10—Boston, Mass.

Minneapolis, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Denver and Washington, D.C., have made the top 10 every year since 2003, when the survey first launched.

Woohoo!!! We are totally a city of nerds.

Pittsburgh is also the 9th-most walkable city in America.

And, of course, Pittsburgh is the most livable city in America. You heard me.

(h/t Caro Kay)

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1 Comment

  • 1. shoephone  |  December 30th, 2007 at 5:33 am

    Yippee! Nerds unite!

    I think I speak for many Seattleites when I say we are distressed to find ourselves in the # 2 spot this year. It’s always nicer to be top dog. Now we can’t boast as much (sniffle).

    But I’d like to take this moment to welcome you to the club. May you climb to #7 next year.


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