Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Most Literate Cities in 2010

by Deb Baker (aka Hannah Reed)

Last week, 2010's winners were announced and I just have to share and get your opinion.

Top 10 Cities RANK
Washington, DC 1
Seattle, WA 2
Minneapolis, MN 3
Atlanta, GA 4
Pittsburgh, PA 5
San Francisco, CA 6
St. Paul, MN 7
Denver, CO 8
Portland, OR 9.5
St. Louis, MO 9.5

The indicators used (in case you care) were based on newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment, and Internet resources. 

Would you add any cities to the list? I always thought Texas was a big reading state. Houston, maybe? Austin? 

And check out Minnesota - the twin cities took two top tens! I haven't been there, but its on my radar now.