Ithaca is No. 1. The financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St. designated Ithaca as the most well-read city in America.
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The rankings were based on literacy measures such as the presence of higher learning institutions and public libraries, and population education levels.
“You can’t be the #1 Most Well-Read City in the U.S. without a sweet little independent community bookstore!” Buffalo Street Books boasted on Facebook. “And some colleges and our fantastic TCPL (Tompkins County Public Library).”
24/7 Wall St. found that Ithaca has 28 public libraries (26.7 per 100,000 residents), and that 94.6 percent of Ithacans had earned a high school diploma.
Other locales making it into the Top 10: Pittsfield, MA; Urbana-Champaign, IL; Portland, ME; and Santa Fe, NM.
H/T Buffalo Street Books