Special Report

50 Most Well-Read Cities in America

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15. Lawrence, KS
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 13.4
> Public libraries: 16
> Colleges and universities: 6
> Adults with high school diploma: 95.0%

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14. Burlington-South Burlington, VT
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 16.6
> Public libraries: 36
> Colleges and universities: 8
> Adults with high school diploma: 93.7%

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13. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 12.4
> Public libraries: 596
> Colleges and universities: 134
> Adults with high school diploma: 91.4%

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12. Iowa City, IA
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 15.4
> Public libraries: 26
> Colleges and universities: 4
> Adults with high school diploma: 94.0%

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11. Madison, WI
> Libraries per 100,000 residents: 15.6
> Public libraries: 101
> Colleges and universities: 17
> Adults with high school diploma: 95.6%