This map shows which cities are the “most educated,” meaning the percentage of educated adults combined with the measured quality of schools. And by “cities,” they mean the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas, which often combines nearby cities and their suburbs. The top five are no surprise.
1. Ann Arbor, MI
2. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
3. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
4. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 72.77
5. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
What can you do with this information? It depends on what you want. If you are competing for a job, you may want to avoid an area with so many highly educated rivals, but if you want to cultivate a stimulating circle of friends, make a beeline for those places. You know what they say, “If you are the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.” You can see the complete ranked list and some explanation of the methodology at WalletHub. -via Thrillist