America’s most literate cities

A new survey from the University of Wisconsin (Whitewater) ranks America’s 64 largest cities by their literacy “quotient.” The magic number is crunched from U.S. census data, newspaper circulation rates, library resources, and number of booksellers, among other things. The top city? Minneapolis.
Unsurprisingly, L.A. isn’t in the top 10 or even the top 20. It’s at number 54, tied with Toledo, Ohio (gulp.)