Overall Ranking

After each of the thirteen variables was calculated, they were rank-ordered by city, one through 64. These thirteen rank order scores were then combined to form five factors of literacy scores, which were also rank ordered. Finally, the five rank scores were numbered to form a simple score for literacy.

RANK CITY BOOKSELLERS NEWSPAPERS LIBRARIES PERIODICALS EDUCATION
1 Minneapolis, MN 10 5.0 15.5 5.0 11.0
2 Seattle, WA 12 17.0 19.0 7.0 1.0
3 Denver, CO 11 7.0 7.0 16.5 17.0
4 Atlanta, GA 4 5.0 29.0 2.0 19.0
5 San Francisco, CA 5 22.0 34.5 9.0 9.0
6 Pittsburgh, PA 22 11.5 11.0 13.0 24.0
7 Washington, DC 16 1.5 40.0 1.0 20.5
8 Louisville, KY 24 9.0 3.0 34.0 25.0
9 Portland, OR 13 20.0 27.0 42.0 7.0
10 Cincinnati, OH 3 14.0 7.0 22.0 40.0
11 St. Paul, MN 20 16.0 41.0 16.5 8.0
12 Miami, FL 2 3.0 1.0 8.0 63.0
13.5 Boston, MA 44 5.0 28.0 6.0 18.0
13.5 Las Vegas, NV 1 35.0 2.0 32.0 44.0
15 Colorado Springs, CO 33 57.0 10.0 24.0 4.0
16 Tampa, FL 8 10.0 9.0 35.0 37.0
17 St. Louis, MO 17 8.0 14.0 4.0 59.0
18 Newark, NJ 63 1.5 21.0 19.0 16.0
19 Birmingham, AL 15 18.5 12.5 23.0 30.5
20 Cleveland, OH 14 13.0 12.5 18.0 61.0
21 Nashville-Davidson, TN 41 45.0 22.0 10.0 20.5
22 Austin, TX 7 50.0 23.0 53.0 2.0
23 Charlotte, NC 19 32.0 24.0 51.0 5.0
24 Columbus, OH 21 36.0 32.0 29.0 13.0
25 Sacramento, CA 28 15.0 17.0 49.0 42.0
26 Omaha, NE 23 23.0 42.0 38.0 12.0
27 Tulsa, OK 31 54.0 7.0 48 14.5
28 Tuscon, AZ 18 47.0 4.0 60.5 33.0
29 Virginia Beach, VA 6 28.0 15.5 60.5 10.0
30 Oklahoma City, OK 25 28.0 20.0 43.0 36.0
31 Albuquerque 9 54.0 46.5 50.0 6.0
32 Norfolk, VA 42 43.5 34.5 33.0 3.0
33 Buffalo, NY 54 11.5 5.0 46.0 58.0
34 Honolulu CDP, HI 34 37.0 25.5 26.5 22.0
35 Fort Worth, TX 30 29.5 18.0 52.0 46.0
36 Dallas, TX 27 26.0 52.0 14.0 35.0
37 Indianapolis, IN 47 42.0 25.5 31.0 26.0
38 Kansas City, MO 36 18.5 36.5 41.0 34.0
39 Wichita, KS 32 48.5 33.0 45.0 29.0
40.5 New Orleans, LA 50 24.0 62.0 25.0 40.0
40.5 San Diego, CA 37 52.0 44.0 26.5 27.0
42 Milwaukee, WI 39 25.0 43.0 28.0 47.0
43 Phoenix, AZ 52 41.0 31.0 20.0 48.0
44 Oakland, CA 26 62.0 38.0 39.5 30.5
45 Chicago, IL 57 40.0 51.0 11.0 43.0
46 Arlington, TX 40 64.0 63.0 15.0 14.5
47 New York City, NY 64 46.0 55.5 3.0 40.0
48 Philadelphia, PA 55 38.0 45.0 12.0 54.0
49 Houston, TX 29 48.5 46.5 30.0 51.0
50 Mesa, AZ 38 56.0 30.0 60.5 45.0
51 Baltimore, MD 46 34.0 48.5 39.5 56.0
52 San Jose, CA 58 51 53.0 44.0 23.0
53 Anaheim, CA 43 33.0 60.5 60.5 32.0
54.5 Los Angeles, CA 61 43.5 55.5 21.0 50.0
54.5 Toledo, OH 45 29.5 39.0 60.5 38.0
56 Fresno, CA 35 39.0 60.5 47.0 57
57 Jacksonville, FL 56 58.0 36.5 60.5 28.0
58 Memphis, TN 51 54.0 50.0 37.0 49.0
59 Santa Ana, CA 60 28.0 64.0 36.0 64.0
60 San Antonio, TX 49 59.0 48.5 55.0 54.0
61 Detroit, MI 62 21.0 57.0 56.0 62
62 Long Beach, CA 53 61.0 54.0 60.5 52.0
63 Corpus Christie, TX 48 60.0 59.0 60.5 54.0
64 El Paso, TX 59 63.0 58.0 54.0 60.0