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Smarts in Seattle

April 11th, 2006

I knew there was a reason I liked living in Seattle. Turns out of all the cities in the United States it is our fair Seattle that has the highest percentage of college (51%) and high school degrees (90%).

Rather remarkable, actually, but don’t let it go to your head. Seattle is, after all, a pretty small city (563,374) in comparison to Los Angeles (3,694,820) of New York (8,008,278). It’s the 23rd largest city, which means the number of people we have to educate to keep our percentages high is lower. Consider San Fransisco, whose college grad rate is the same as Seattle’s but has a lower high school grad rate. With a population of 776,733 their grad population comes it at 396,133 as compared to our paltry 287,320.

But I’m still proud.

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