Seattle Named America’s Most Literate City in 2009

By Jason Boog Comment

connecticut.jpgCentral Connecticut State University has released the annual list of America’s Most Literate Cities. Seattle, Washington D.C., and Minneapolis topped the list, and New York City came in at 29th on the list.

This year, the university’s president, Dr. John W. Miller, wrote the report. The annual study has been conducted since 2003, measuring the literary health of U.S. cities with a population of 250,000.

Here’s more about the survey: “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.” (Via Ron Charles)