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Most Educated Cities in America: Boulder, Colorado Tops the List


Recent data released by the U.S Census Bureau showed the education condition of each city in the United States. It revealed which are the most and least educated cities in the country.

The data was analyzed by 24/7 Wall St. and revealed which cities have the highest number of college degree holders and which ones have not.The analysis showed that 60 percent of Boulder, Colorado's population holds a bachelor's degree. Meanwhile, Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Arizona has the lowest with only 11.9 percent of its adult population attended college.

Even the educational attainment of each state's cities also has a very big difference. In the state of Oregon, for example, Corvallis has 55.1 percent of its adults have college degrees while in another city, Grants Pass, only 14 percent has.

The analysis also showed that most educated cities also come from the states which have the highest percentage of education as well. Out of the Top 10 cities, seven came from those states which percentage of degree holders are also high.

Since the higher the educational attainment, the more opportunities for a high paying job has, those cities with a high percentage of educational attainment also tend to have higher income than those that don't. In fact, 36 cities out of those who are reported to have a big number of bachelor's degree have a median income much higher than the national average.

Further studies made about the relationship between the presence of a university and the economy also revealed that the presence of an educational institution in the area affects the economy and population retention of that area. For example, 70 percent of people remain within the area after graduation. Aside from that, innovative companies in the area provide incentives for students to remain in the area after graduation.

For a more detailed report of each state's most educated cities, click the link here and find out.

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