Lexington Ranks As 17th Most Literate City

When it comes to being book smart, Lexington is on the move.

Lexington moved up 13 spots to become the 17th most literate city in America for 2007.

Topping Central Connecticut State University's list are Minneapolis, Seattle, St. Paul, Denver and Washington, DC.

Everything from newspaper circulation to the number of libraries and bookstores determine the rankings.

In our region, Lexington scored better than Nashville, Columbus, Indianapolis and Louisville, but just six spots behind 11th-ranked Cincinnati.

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  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Dec 28, 2007 at 12:39 PM
    Having bookstores doesn't mean that you can read. If they surveyed 100 people from each city and gave them a reading test, I bet Lexington wouldn't be ranked so high.
  • by ScareCrow Location: Oz on Dec 28, 2007 at 09:58 AM
    According to a list provided by the Pabst Blue Ribbon State College, Lexington is 5th (hmmm?) on the list of most drunken and disorderly cities. Everything from distilleries to liquor stores to vineyards and winos determine the rankings.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Dec 28, 2007 at 07:13 AM
    So you really don't have to be able to read to be literate, just as long as there is a newspaper (Herald-Leader which really not worth reading) and libraries available (in case you might want to read). Notice that the top of the list is dominated by ultra-liberal cities... could CCSU be a liberal bastion? Sounds like the list was fixed to me.


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