America's Most Literate Cities, 2013

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: number of bookstores, educational attainment, Internet resources, library resources, periodical publishing resources, and newspaper circulation.

The original study was published online in 2003 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The complete 2005-2012 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 & Social Research at CCSU.

Top 10 Cities for 2013

Washington, DC 1
Seattle, WA 2
Minneapolis, MN 3
Atlanta, GA 4.5
Pittsburgh, PA 4.5
Denver, CO 6
St. Paul, MN 7
Boston, MA 8
St. Louis, MO 9
San Francisco, CA 10