Minneapolis Ranks 3rd, St. Paul 7th Of Most Literate Cities

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new study ranking the most literate cities in the nation has both Minneapolis and St. Paul in the top 10.

According to the Central Connecticut State University’s annual study, Minneapolis ranks third in the country in literacy and St. Paul comes in at No. 7.

The 2013 annual report, America’s Most Literate Cities, researches America’s reading habits and resources. This is the 11th year of the study, which ranks the nation’s 75 largest cities.

Washington, D.C. once again ranks No. 1 (for the fourth year), followed by Seattle.

The full top 10 cities are listed below:

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

According to a press release, the study ranks cities based on research data of booksellers, educational attainment, Internet resources, library resources, newspaper circulation and periodical publishing resources.

That information is compared to the city’s population rates to develop a profile of the city’s literacy.

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