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Why the Most Literate City in America Aren't the Wealthiest Why the Most Literate City in America Aren't the Wealthiest
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Why the Most Literate City in America Aren't the Wealthiest

by Liz Dwyer

January 29, 2012

Washington, D.C. has been ranked the most literate city in America—the second year in a row it's snagged the title. Since 2003, the annual study of America's Most Literate Cities has crunched numbers on six key literacy indicators: "newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment, and internet resources" in cities with a population of 250,000 people or more.

Photo via (cc) Flickr user Friar's Balsam.

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Why the Most Literate City in America Aren't the Wealthiest