Overall Ranking

RANK TOTAL RANK CITY POPULATION (2000 STATS) BOOKSELLER RANK LIBRARY RANK EDUCATION RANK MAGAZINE RANK NEWSPAPER RANK
1 42.0 Minneapolis, MN 382,618 5.5 16 11 6.5 3
2 46.0 Seattle, WA 563,374 3 10 5 8 20
3 48.0 Pittsburgh, PA 334,563 8 4 20 5 11
4 54.0 Madison, WI 208,054 4 18 3 4 25
5 69.0 Cincinnati, OH 331,285 2 11 33 10 13
6 71.5 Washington, DC 572,059 12 27 30.5 1 1
7 80.5 Denver, CO 554,636 14.5 9 37 16 4
8 95.5 Portland, OR 529,121 11 19 10 32.5 23
9 104.5 San Francisco, CA 776,733 1 35 30.5 3 35
10 106.0 Columbus, OH 711,470 32 5 15 12 42
11 110.0 Kansas City, MO 441,454 45 2 19 23 21
12 113.0 St. Louis, MO 348,189 8 3 68 29 5
13 124.5 Cleveland, OH 478,403 17 8 69.5 20 10
14 125.0 Atlanta, GA 416,474 5.5 46 38 2 33.5
15 129.0 St.Paul, MN 287,151 13 31 18 52 15
16 140.0 Louisville, KY 256,231 8 58 47 18.5 8.5
17 140.5 Birmingham, AL 242,820 24.5 26 54 22 14
18 141.0 Scottsdale, AZ 202,705 10 20 2 32.5 76.5
19 147.5 Colorado Springs, CO 360,890 22.5 29 4 37 55
20 151.0 Tulsa, OK 393,049 21 22 16 40 52
21 158.5 Austin, TX 656, 562 22.5 42 21 11 62
22 161.5 Rochester, NY 219,773 61 7 55 30 8.5
23 162.5 Norfolk, VA 234,403 43.5 21 45 47 6
24 165.0 Baltimore, MD 651,154 20 37 72 14 22
25 166.0 Akron, OH 217,074 49 1 40 60 16
26 168.5 Indianapolis, IN 791,926 55 23 24.5 18.5 47.5
27 169.0 Charlotte, NC 540,828 51 24 9 41 44
28 170.0 Nashville-Davidson, TN 569,891 35 43 23 17 52
29 171.5 Boston, MA 589,141 31 14 35.5 79 12
30 172.0 Baton Rouge, LA 227,818 58 25 22 24 43
31 174.0 Tuscon, AZ 486,699 16 47 46 26 39
32 176.0 Omaha, NE 390,007 28 40 13 54 41
33 183.5 Sacramento, CA 407,018 26 76 50 13 18.5
34.5 184.0 Honolulu CDP, HI 371,657 57 28 32 27 40
34.5 184.0 Milwaukee, WI 596,974 29 38 58 28 31
36 185.0 Tampa, FL 303,447 27 54 43.5 42 18.5
37 189.0 Miami, FL 362,470 19 66 76 21 7
38 190.5 Montgomery, AL 201,568 47.5 13 26.5 34.5 69
39 194.0 Oklahoma City, OK 506,132 39 49 35.5 34.5 36
40 195.0 Toldeo, OH 313,619 63 6 42 55 29
41 195.5 Albuquerque, NM 448,606 14.5 59 14 44 64
42 197.0 Lincoln, NE 225,581 38 32 6 56 65
43 204.5 New Orleans, LA 484,674 24.5 62 48 46 24
44 205.5 San Diego, CA 1,223,400 33 60 26.5 38.5 47.5
45 208.0 Fort Wayne, IN 205,727 79 12 34 57 26
46 213.0 Philadelphia, PA 1,517,550 53 41 67 15 37
47 213.5 Las Vegas, NV 478,434 18 55 52.5 50 38
48 216.5 Virginia Beach, VA 425,257 59 44 8 77.5 28
49 222.5 New York City, NY 8,008,278 68 34 56 6.5 58
50 230.0 Shreveport, LA 200,145 46 17 41 72 54
51 233.0 Buffalo, NY 292,648 35 68 62 51 17
52 233.5 Newark, NJ 273,546 78 15 77.5 61 2
53 234.0 Greensboro, NC 223,891 77 53 12 43 49
54 235.0 Dallas, TX 1,188,580 47.5 63 60 31 33.5
55 235.5 Wichita, KS 344,284 37 50 24.5 64 60
56 239.5 Fort Worth, TX 534,694 56 33 65.5 53 32
57 242.5 Oakland, CA 399,484 30 51 51 38.5 72
58 243.0 Chicago, IL 2,896,016 54 71 59 9 50
59 249.0 Plano, TX 222,030 72.5 30 1 69 76.5
60 260.5 Phoenix, AZ 1,321,045 72.5 45 49 48 46
61 262.5 Glendale, AZ 218,812 40 36 39 71 76.5
62 266.0 San Jose, CA 894,943 69.5 39 43.5 58 56
63 266.5 Houston, TX 1,953,631 43.5 67 61 36 59
64 269.0 Jacksonville, FL 735,617 67 52 28 59 63
65 276.5 Mesa, AZ 396,375 51 56 29 74.5 66
66 283.5 Fremont, CA 203,413 65.5 65 7 76 70
67 285.5 Memphis, TN 650,100 65.5 57 57 45 61
68 294.0 Los Angeles, CA 3,694,820 69.5 73 69.5 25 57
69 296.0 Detroit, MI 951, 270 76 48 71 49 52
70 298.0 Garland, TX 215,768 35 61 52.5 73 76.5
71 304.0 Fresno, CA 427,652 51 69 74 65 45
72 305.5 Arlington, TX 332,969 74 75 17 63 76.5
73 307.5 Long Beach, CA 461,522 41 64 65.5 66 71
74 315.0 Anaheim, CA 328,014 64 78 73 70 30
75 326.0 San Antonio, TX 1,144,646 62 72 63 63 67
76 327.0 Santa Ana, CA 337,977 75 79 79 67 27
77 336.5 Corpus Christi, TX 277,454 60 70 64 74.5 68
78 350.5 Hialeah, FL 226,419 42 77 77.5 77.5 76.5
79 361.0 El Paso, TX 563,662 71 74 75 68 73