America’s Most Literate Cities, 2006

The ever amazing Joe Schallan, well known to the PubLib-L crowd, pointed us the other day to a list of the most literate cities in the past year.

Selection from the Central Connecticut State University “focuses on six key indicators of literacy: newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment, and Internet resources.”

The study and it’s results can be found here. The number 1 city for 06 is Seattle–despite their weird and unwelcoming architectural library building creation.

Neither Chicago nor New York rank in the top ten overall or for library services. Interesting considering that Queens Public has amazingly high circulation stats. Looks like there’s still some work to do in many cities.

I wonder how it would hold up if we were examining computer literacy.

I wonder what the most computer literate