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3 of U.S.’ 10 Most-Educated Towns are in Greater Boston

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Greater Boston is the most highly educated area in the United States

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Three of the 10 most educated places in America are located in Greater Boston, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet.

The study, which analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data on the educational levels of residents in more than 2,000 communities, ranked Brookline as the second-most educated place in the U.S., with Newton at No. 7 and Lexington at No. 8; Cambridge just missed the top 10 at No. 11.

Below, we’ve charted out the top 10 places in NerdWallet’s list, along with four of the most notable statistics that the website’s analyses used:

City Residents w/ a bachelor’s degree Residents w/ a master’s degree Residents w/ a doctorate Residents w/ a professional degree
1. Bethesda, Maryland 81.1% 27.4% 10.7% 15.6%
2. Brookline, Massachusetts 80.0% 25.4% 13.4% 13.8%
3. Potomac, Maryland 80.8% 26.7% 9.7% 15.5%
4. Palo Alto, California 79.9% 28.7% 13.4% 9.3%
5. McLean, Virginia 80.8% 29.0% 7.4% 13.4%
6. Princeton, New Jersey 79.6% 28.5% 16.2% 8.3%
7. Newton, Massachusetts 76.6% 26.1% 10.9% 12.0%
8. Lexington, Massachusetts 76.1% 29.5% 14.1% 7.7%
9. Chapel Hill, North Carolina 76.5% 24.3% 14.2% 8.2%
10. Cupertino, California 76.7% 31.0% 8.0% 4.0%

Photo credit: John Phelan, Creative Commons 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edward_Devotion_School,_Brookline_MA.jpg.

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