Seattle: America’s Most Literate City

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Watching SNL, Weekend Update reports that Seattle is America’s most literate city. From MSNBC:

The latest “America’s Most Literate Cities” survey reports that in 2005, Seattle unseated Minneapolis for the No. 1 spot among the 69 largest U.S. cities (with populations above 250,000). Minneapolis is now in second place, after topping the list for the past two years. The news was better for St. Paul, which moved up from No. 16 to No. 10.

Released this week by Central Connecticut State University, the study rates cities “not on whether their citizens can read, but whether they do,” taking into account a range of cultural factors including newspaper circulation, number of bookstores and libraries, education levels and publishing resources.

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