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Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 01/25/2012

D.C. ranked most literate city in the nation


Maurice Tome peruses books at Politics and Prose. (Katherine Frey - The Washington Post)
For the second year in a row, D.C. has been ranked at the top of the nation’s most literate cities.

Central Connecticut State University’s rankings started in 2005, with D.C. in third place. Seattle, Minneapolis and Atlanta have ranked consistently with D.C. in the list’s top five.

The university’s rankings are based on a combination of factors including education level, newspaper circulation and bookstores per capita.

With the decline of chain bookstores and the rebirth of independent ones, it looks like D.C. is still on top.

How would you rank D.C. on literacy? Leave a comment below.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  01:26 PM ET, 01/25/2012

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