Special Report

50 Most Well-Read Cities in America

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5. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 29.8
> Public libraries: 34
> Colleges and universities: 2
> Adults with high school diploma: 91.6%

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4. Ames, IA
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 18.5
> Public libraries: 18
> Colleges and universities: 2
> Adults with high school diploma: 97.5%

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3. Champaign-Urbana, IL
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 24.3
> Public libraries: 58
> Colleges and universities: 5
> Adults with high school diploma: 94.9%

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2. Pittsfield, MA
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 29.9
> Public libraries: 38
> Colleges and universities: 6
> Adults with high school diploma: 91.3%

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1. Ithaca, NY
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 26.7
> Public libraries: 28
> Colleges and universities: 4
> Adults with high school diploma: 94.6%