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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Atlanta ranked as 23rd smartest city

Are you smarter than a New Yorker? According to The Daily Beast

, not if you're an Atlantan.

The study ranked 55 metropolitan areas with over 1 million people by criteria such as how many residents had bachelor's and graduate degrees and the number of higher education institutions. Other criteria included the sales of nonfiction books and the percentage of eligible people to voted in the last presidential election.

Atlanta ranked as the 23rd smartest American city with an IQ score of 109, while Raleigh-Durham, N.C., was at the top of the list with the highest score of 170.

The dumbest city? Fresno, Calif., with an IQ score of 3.

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