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The 5 Most Educated Cities in the US

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Have you ever wondered where America’s most educated cities are? If you guessed college towns (or cities nearby), you’d be correct, with the majority of the top 5 located in such places. We looked to 24/7 Wall Street to identify the most educated cities in the US. They reviewed U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest percentage of adults 25 and older with at least a bachelor’s degree in 2013. Here are the results for America’s most educated cities.

5. Lawrence, Kansas

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 50.4%
Median household income: $52,150 (117th highest)
Median earnings — bachelor’s degree: $39,913 (63rd lowest)
Poverty rate: 17.1% (151st highest)

4. Ithaca, New York

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 50.9%
Median household income: $48,516 (177th highest)
Median earnings — bachelor’s degree: $36,172 (17th lowest)
Poverty rate: 20.3% (65th highest)

3. Corvallis, Oregon

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 52.2%
Median household income: $47,808 (188th lowest)
Median earnings — bachelor’s degree: $36,211 (18th lowest)
Poverty rate: 23.1% (23rd highest)

2. Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 53.5%
Median household income: $59,660 (46th highest)
Median earnings — bachelor’s degree: $46,829 (136th highest)
Poverty rate: 16.7% (174th highest)

1. Boulder, Colorado

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 58.5%
Median household income: $71,604 (9th highest)
Median earnings—bachelor’s degree: $44,060 (188th lowest)
Poverty rate: 13.9% (94th lowest)

 

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

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