Monday, December 18, 2006

DC is America's 8th "Smartest" City

Forbes magazine compiled data from Sperling's Best Places, and determined which 200 cities in the US are the "smartest" based on residents over 25 who at least have a bachelor's degree. Washington, DC and its suburbs Arlington and Alexandria (Virginia) ranked 8th and Maryland suburb Bethesda ranked 2nd:

If you ever question the wisdom coming out of our nation’s capital, don’t blame a lack of education. Washington, D.C., (together with its Virginia suburbs, Arlington and Alexandria) ranks eighth, a fact probably related to its many lawyers. Bethesda, Md., a D.C. suburb and a growing metropolitan area in its own right, comes in second place. It’s home to the National Institutes of Health, which employs 18,627, and Lockheed Martin, which employs 135,000 in the aerospace and defense sector.

The Top 10 cities, ranked from highest to lowest, were Boulder, CO; Bethesda, MD; Ann Arbor, MI; Cambridge, MA; San Francisco, CA; Durham, NC; Fort Collins-Loveland, CO; Washington, DC; Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT; and San Jose, CA.


Blogger jeff.w.mcclung said...

I'm purty shore that good 'ole Tulsa is got to have a place on that 'dar list. I knows its lots more smarter than Ann Arbor... I went to high school with her, and she can't even make change at the burger joint without takin' off her shoes and countin' toes. Although, I do have to say... Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk made a heck of a good Jeparody champion. And that Fort Collins shore can sing.

2:51 PM  
Blogger queen_spoo said...


Thanks for enlightening us with your clarification.

5:01 PM  

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