Thursday, December 27, 2007

And the literate towns in Oklahoma are...

All the cool internet kids on places Fark, Digg, and Lisnews are talking about the latest America's Most Literate Cities Rankings. For those not familiar with how this is determined:
This study attempts to capture one critical index of our nation’s social health—the literacy of its major cities (population of 250,000 and above). This study focuses on six key indicators of literacy: newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment, and Internet resources.

This set of factors measures people's use of their literacy and thus presents a complex and nuanced portrait of our nation’s cultural vitality. From this data we can better perceive the extent and quality of the long-term literacy essential to individual economic success, civic participation, and the quality of life in a community and a nation....

And where do Oklahoma's cities rank? /insert drumroll

Tulsa, OK
2007 Rank: 16
2006 Rank: 19.5
2005 Rank: 24.5

Oklahoma City, OK
2007 Rank: 38.5
2006 Rank: 43
2005 Rank: 38

Very interesting....

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