Special Report

50 Most Well-Read Cities in America

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50. Kingston, NY
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 13.9
> Public libraries: 25
> Colleges and universities: 3
> Adults with high school diploma: 90.6%

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49. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 11.8
> Public libraries: 75
> Colleges and universities: 17
> Adults with high school diploma: 91.9%

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48. Rochester, MN
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 11.6
> Public libraries: 25
> Colleges and universities: 10
> Adults with high school diploma: 93.1%

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47. Lansing-East Lansing, MI
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 12.4
> Public libraries: 59
> Colleges and universities: 12
> Adults with high school diploma: 92.9%

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46. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 8.2
> Public libraries: 499
> Colleges and universities: 162
> Adults with high school diploma: 90.2%