America's Most Literate Cities study
It's that time of year again, time to Rank America's Most Literate Cities. Minnesota's largest city and the Tex-Mex border town are at opposite ends of the spectrum in the study, which examines the extent to which residents of the nation's 79 largest cities behave in literate ways -- such as buying newspapers and books or borrowing library materials.
Indianapolis falls in the top half, ranking 27th overall; Fort Wayne placed 45th.
The country's largest cities appear well into the bottom half of the rankings: New York is 49, Chicago, 58, and Los Angeles, 68. Coverage all over the place.
Most literate cities
4. Madison, Wis.
6. Washington, D.C.
9. Portland, Ore.
10. San Francisco