What’s the literacy health of your city?

The Best Damn Creative Writing Blog recently posted the results of a study done by Central Connecticut State University analyzing the “literacy health” of major American cities. It’s a cool study, so I thought I would post some of the results here. The study focuses on several key indicators of literacy, including number of bookstores, library resources, educational attainment, and newspaper circulation.

Here are the top five cities for literacy health:

1 Washington, DC
2 Seattle, WA
3 Minneapolis, MN
4 Atlanta, GA
5 Pittsburgh, PA

What surprised me most is that NYC is number 26 on the list! Philadelphia is 31, Chicago 28, and Boston 12.  Some other categories exist, and those results can be read here.