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34374Pittsburgh 4th Most Literate

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  • Ron
    Feb 17, 2013
      In a measure of literacy in the US, Pittsburgh ranked 4th in a Wall Street Journal report, surpassed by 3. Minneapolis, Minn., 2. Seattle, Wash., and 1. Washington, D.C.

      The full write-up is at

      4. Pittsburgh, Pa.
      > Weekday newspaper circulation per 100: 56.71 (9th highest)
      > Pct. adults with college degree: 33.1% (26th highest)
      > Retail bookstores per 10,000: 2.67 (15th most)
      > Median income: $35,947 (13th lowest)

      Pittsburgh performed extremely well in every category measured, with the exception of Internet usage, for which it ranked 42nd among the cities. Pittsburgh is not a particularly wealthy city, with a 2011 median income of $35,947, compared to the national median of $50,502. However, the city also has very little poverty, with just 10.4% of residents living below the poverty line, versus 15.1% nationwide. The city's libraries and booksellers are among its biggest strengths. Pittsburgh has more independent bookstores, relative to population, than any city in the country.

      Read more: America's Most (and Least) Literate Cities - 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2013/02/08/americas-most-and-least-literate-cities/#ixzz2LBHlrorc