Chevy Chase, Md., takes the crown as the most educated town in America, and Business Insider has determined the most educated town in every state in the United States.
Here’s something you should know about the tiny Washington, D.C. suburb of Chevy Chase, Md.:
It is not only one of the most affluent towns in the country based on the median income of its residents, it is the No. 1 town in America for most educated populace based on the percentage of residents over the age of 24 with at least a bachelor’s degree.
After issuing a map with a listing of the most affluent towns in every state in the union (among communities of at least 1,000 people) Business Insider has now come out with the list of the most educated towns in America based on the percentage of citizens with a collegiate bachelor’s degree. Chevy Chase, which was listed No. 2 among the most affluent town in each state, came in first in education with 92.7 percent of its residents holding a B.A.
Business insider used the American Consumer Survey done as part of the U.S. Census to come up with its list.
The town of Ladera, Calif., which is near Palo Alto in the northern part of the state, came in as the No. 2 most affluent town per state with 89.3 percent of its residents holding at least a B.A. Winnetka, Ill., which sits along the very affluent north shore of Lake Michigan, represents Illinois and is the third spot with 88.4 percent of its residents holding B.A.s.
The remainder of the top 10 represent states across the United States. Kansas (Mission Hills), New Jersey (Short Hills), Tennessee (Belle Meade), Texas (Lost Creek), New York (Scarsdale, which was also the most affluent town in the state), Vermont (Castleton), and Wisconsin (Shorewood Hills) were represented in the top 10.
The town which had the highest representation of degreed citizens but at the lowest percentage among all 50 states was Fargo, N.D., which only has 39 percent of its citizens with Bachelor of Arts degrees. Incline Village, Nev. (47.6 percent) and Wayne, Neb. (44.4 percent) each “won’’ their state with less than 50 percent of its residents having Bachelor’s degrees.
The list includes very few places that are widely known, with the exception of Kiawah Island, S.C. (which was also on the most affluent list) and Key Biscayne, Fla.
Kent McDill is a staff writer for Millionaire Corner. McDill spent 30 years as a sports writer, working for United Press International and the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Ill. From 1988-1999, he covered the Chicago Bulls for the Daily Herald, traveling with them every day through the nine-month season. He also covered the Bulls for UPI from 1985-88, and currently covers the team for www.nba.com. He has written two books on the Bulls, including the new title “100 Things Bulls Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die’, published by Triumph Books. In August 2013, his new book “100 Things Bears Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die” gets published.
In 2008, he resigned from the Herald and became a freelance writer. The Herald hired him to write business features and speeches for the Daily Herald Business Conferences and Awards presentations.
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