This new ranking of book-smart locales comes from the team at WalletHub, who compared 150 of the largest metropolitan areas in the US across 11 different metrics, narrowing in on data related to the educational attainment, quality of educations, and gaps in attainment. Specifically, they looked at things like the share of adults with diplomas, bachelor's degrees, and beyond, quality of the public school system, and number of summer learning opportunities per capita.
According to their findings, Ann Arbor, Michigan is the most educated city in America at the moment, followed by Washington, DC, and San Jose, California. On the other end of the spectrum, Visalia, California earned the distinction of least educated city, with Brownsville, Texas, and McAllen, Texas not far behind. If you want to know whether where you live made the cut on either end, you can take a peek at the full lineup here, or scope out the 20 most and least educated cities below.