Study finds America's most literate cities

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America's Most Literate Cities

Central Connecticut State University has named Minneapolis as the most literate city in America. The last time it was awarded the highest ranking was 6 years ago.

Its twin, St. Paul, made it in the top 5 as well, coming in at number 4.

Overall, however, there wasn't much change in the upper echelons of the list.

Takers of 2nd and 3rd place, Washington D.C. and Seattle, respectively, are long time occupants of the top 3, as is this year's big winner, Minneapolis.

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10. St. Louis, Missouri  (Photo credit: Getty)
9. Boston, Massachusetts  (Photo credit: Getty)
8. San Francisco, California  (Photo credit: Getty)
7. Denver, Colorado  (Photo credit: Getty)
6. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  (Photo credit: Getty)
5. Georgia, Atlanta  (Photo credit: Getty)
4. Paul, Minnesota  (Photo credit: Getty)
3. Seattle, Washington (Photo credit: Getty)
2. Washington, DC  (Photo credit: Getty)
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In compiling the list, the team considers a number of factors pertaining to literacy use among the areas' residents. They include local bookstores, the circulation of newspapers, levels of education, and library resources.

Other cities that fared well are Atlanta, Pittsburg, and Denver, which were awarded the 5th through 7th spots in that order.

San Francisco came in at number 8 and Boston claimed 9th.

Rounding out the top 10 is St. Louis, Missouri.

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