New state motto? Land of Literate Nerds

A stack of old and rare books Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at the Minnesota Historical Society library. Jennifer Simonson/MPR News

A good read on the beach with the Minneapolis skyline in the background. Minnepixle / Flickr

Minnesota is the only state with two cities on the list of America's Most Literate Cities for 2013.

Rank - City

1. - Washington, DC

2. - Seattle, WA

3. - Minneapolis, MN

4.5 - Atlanta, GA

4.5 - Pittsburgh, PA

6. - Denver, CO

7. - St. Paul, MN

8. - Boston, MA

9. - St. Louis, MO

10. - San Francisco, CA

"Drawing from a variety of available data resources, the America’s Most Literate Cities study ranks the largest cities (population 250,000 and above) in the United States. This study focuses on six key indicators of literacy: number of bookstores, educational attainment, Internet resources, library resources, periodical publishing resources, and newspaper circulation." (via Central Connecticut State University's Center for Public Policy & Social Research)

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