The Most Educated Places in the U.S.

education graduationIn most of the country, only 8% of Americans have a master’s degree and only 1% have doctorates. So just where are these highly educated folks living? We wouldn’t be surprised to find out that college towns have some of the most educated people living in them. But on a recent list compiled by NerdWallet, college towns did not dominate!

To find the most educated places, NerdWallet analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data on the educational levels of residents in over 2,000 places. East Coast dominated with Maryland and Massachusets stealing more spots in the top 20 than any other states. Seven places from last year’s list held on to their spots in the top 10. Where as only 1% of American have doctorates, in Princeton NJ 17% of residents do!

See where your town falls on the list: NerdWallet.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."