Smartest City in the US: Seattle

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 17 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Chalk up another great thing about Seattle:


If you equate education with intelligence, then the smartest city in the United States is Seattle – 52.7 percent of its residents age 25 or older have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher.

20.5%, or just about half of the degree holders, also have

But wait! There’s more:

Seattle’s also been ranked as the most literate city in the United States by Central Connecticut State University, beating out Minneapolis, Washington and Atlanta. That rating was based on such things as the number of booksellers, libraries and newspaper circulation – as well as educational attainment.

I don’t think has much to do with our educational system though, as the articles notes, Seattle (and the surrounding area) is home to Microsoft, Amazon, Cray, Washington Mutual and Costco. Seattle is also home to RealNetworks, Expedia, and Nintendo USA (which also is the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners, I just learned).

Wikipedia also has a list of businesses based in Seattle. It’s quite impressive really.

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