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America's Most Literate Cities, 2011

Drawing from a variety of available data resources, the America’s Most Literate Cities study ranks the largest cities (population 250,000 and above) in the United States. This study focuses on six key indicators of literacy: newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment, and Internet resources.

The original study was published online in 2003 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The complete 2005-2009 rankings can be accessed here.

Dr. John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University, is the author of this study. Research for this edition of AMLC was conducted in collaboration with the Center for Public Policy and Social Research at CCSU.

Washington, DC 1
Seattle, WA 2
Minneapolis, MN 3
Atlanta, GA 4
Boston, MA 5
Pittsburgh, PA 6
Cincinnati, OH 7
St. Louis, MO 8
San Francisco, CA 9
Denver, CO 10