Ann Arbor ranks among the most intelligent and educated cities in the country
The top three smartest cities of the 479 ranked by the study are Stanford, Calif.; Princeton, N.J.; and Storrs Mansfield, Conn.. College towns were among the highest-scoring cities, Business Insider said.
Cities were ranked by residents’ average brain performance score in speed, attention, flexibility, memory and problem solving, according to Business Insider.
NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website also recently ranked Ann Arbor as the 17th most educated city in America. It was one of two Michigan cities to make the list. East Lansing was ranked 11th on the list.
NerdWallet’s ranking is based on the percentage of the population with a high school diploma, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and professional or doctoral degree.
Chelsea Hoedl is an intern reporter for AnnArbor.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.