#10 – Lynnhurst – Minneapolis, MN
You’ve probably seen stories on the smartest states or cities in America. For instance, Massachusetts has more 4-year degree holders (38.7%) than any state in the union, while Mississippi (19.7%) has the fewest. For cities, it all depends on your population cut-off point. Do you count that tiny Wyoming town with three nuclear physicists and two doctors? If you just focus on cities with over 100k people, you’ll find that Michigan’s Ann Arbor (70.3% hold a bachelor’s degree) and Flint (11.4%) provide a fairly reliable upper and lower bound.
States and cities are interesting enough, but we were curious: what about neighborhoods? We spent weeks compiling Census data from across America to put together a database of over 140k neighborhoods. Next, we filtered out neighborhoods with under 5k residents. Of the remaining 6.3k candidates, we selected the 10 with the highest proportion of college graduates. Without further ado, here are the 10 best-educated neighborhoods in America: