100 Smartest U.S. Cities: Washington D.C. has Highest Percentage of Smarty-Pants

The Lumina Foundation recently spent time ranking the 100 most populous cities in the United States. The cities were ordered based on their percentage of college graduates per capita, and Washington D.C. came out on top with 54.37 percent of the population holding at least an associates degree.


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San Jose, California came in a close second with 54.08 percent, with Boston following third. So next time you feel like some book-learnin’ on your travels, why not surround yourself with academics?

Read more and see the top 20 list here.

About The Author

Melissa Hennessey (@BlueMorphoBlog) is your standard Midwestern-would-be-vagabond with a penchant for all the little things that make travel even more excellent. Melissa has a day job she actually likes, and fills the rest of her day with writing, hot yoga and photo making. She travels as often as she can, usually with her fiancé. Unfortunately, their 3 cats don't care much for travel due to the lack of cat-centric hostel search website.

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