25 Most Literate U.S. Cities For 2012

Central Connecticut State University just announced this year's most literate U.S. cities, with Washington DC coming in in first place for the third year in a row.

The annual study is conducted by the University's president, John Miller, who ranks the 75 largest U.S. cities based on various information, such as library resources, Internet resources, the number of bookstores, periodical publishing resources, newspaper circulation, and education levels.

The "Internet resources" category also includes visiting a newspaper website, buying books online, and/or owning an ereader.

Miller told USA Today that the study's aim is to shift attention from school test scores on reading "to how much people are reading, and where are they reading the most."

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Minneapolis, MN
  4. Pittsburgh, PA
  5. Denver, CO
  6. St. Paul, MN
  7. Boston, MA
  8. Atlanta, GA
  9. St. Louis, MO
  10. Portland, OR
  11. San Francisco, CA
  12. Cincinnati, OH
  13. Kansas City, MO
  14. Cleveland, OH
  15. Honolulu CDP, HI
  16. Oakland, CA
  17. Virginia Beach, VA
  18. Raleigh, NC
  19. Baltimore, MD
  20. Tampa, FL
  21. New York City, NY
  22. Tulsa, OK
  23. Austin, TX
  24. Lexington-Fayette, KY
  25. New Orleans, LA

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