This story originally appeared on Zippia.
One of the many qualities that people look for in a potential location or company is the intelligence of those around them.
So finding a city with an intelligent population makes sense for both companies and employees. That’s where Zippia comes in: to help you identify those places in America that might have skipped a grade or two.
We set out to find where people are well-educated, at all levels. We then crunched the numbers and found the smartest city in each state.
There are lots of ways to look at intelligence, such as IQ scores and SATs. However, we opted to look at something a bit more concrete and readily available — educational achievement.
Each city was equally ranked on:
- Percentage of adults over 25 with a bachelor’s degree or higher
- Percentage of 18- to 25-year-olds with at least a high school education
Our data comes directly from the latest American Community Survey from the Census Bureau. We examined all cities with a working population of at least 5,000.
Following are the 10 smartest, or at least most educated, cities in America.