Most Educated Cities in the United States

Name the urban areas where the highest percentage of people over 25 have at least a bachelor's degree.
For the year 2018, according to the U.S. Census
Only includes areas with a population over 1 million
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: October 3, 2019
First submittedAugust 2, 2010
Times taken53,932
Average score66.7%
Rating4.20
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City
46.5
Washington D.C. / Baltimore
46.3
San Francisco / San Jose
44.9
Denver
44.3
Raleigh / Durham
43.1
Boston
41.4
Seattle
41.3
Minneapolis
40.5
New York City
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City
38.9
Hartford
38.1
Atlanta
37.8
Chicago
36.9
Portland
36.6
Kansas City
36.2
Salt Lake City
36.2
Philadelphia
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Level ∞
Sep 27, 2019
I changed this quiz to use urban areas instead of cities proper.
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Level ∞
Sep 27, 2019
One interesting note is that the city of Hartford is actually one of the least educated cities proper, but the urban area is one of the most educated.
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Level 87
Sep 27, 2019
And at one point, before become a ghetto surrounded by suburbs, Hartford was one of the most educated cities proper.
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Level 87
Apr 25, 2020
And I can no longer edit my uneducated verb conjugation.
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Level 44
Oct 3, 2019
Can you accept Durham for Raleigh?
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Level ∞
Oct 3, 2019
Okay
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Level 75
Dec 29, 2019
Can you accept St. Paul for Minneapolis? It is the same metro area and if you are accepting Durham for Raleigh, you should do the same for Minneapolis-St. Paul.
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Level 77
Dec 29, 2019
QM, I believe you've made a mistake. Kansas City is in Missouri - a flyover state, a red state, a state full of hillbillies and rednecks - surely it can't be a correct answer on the list of most-educated cities. (BTW, it also happens to be the city where our son received his law degree.)
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Level 84
Dec 29, 2019
The Washington DC suburbs are full of educated people and that's actually what I guessed first, but that doesn't stop the rest of the state of Virginia from being full of hillbillies and rednecks. :)
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Level 84
Sep 14, 2020
I guess I'm the Cookie Monster because I stood next to someone wearing that costume on Halloween once.
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Level 67
Apr 13, 2021
Don't be silly. No one in Virginia has a college degree. Everyone in the Baltimore-Washington area with a college degree lives in Maryland.
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Level 84
Sep 23, 2021
You've never been to Northern Virginia before have you?
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Level 84
Jun 2, 2022
I'm really curious what comment disappeared that my cookie monster comment above was made in response to (and got 5 upvotes)... bizarre out of context.
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Level 67
Dec 29, 2019
I appreciate that you're just being cheeky, but Kansas City (like most major cities) is a fairly progressive place and just elected a really progressive mayor.
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Level 68
Apr 25, 2020
facts don't care about your feelings, lol
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Level 57
Jun 19, 2020
Liberals destroyed with facts and logic
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Level 84
Sep 14, 2020
I'm pretty sure you don't know what either of those words mean. You also might want to look up sarcasm.
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Level 40
Dec 29, 2019
So, I can get credit for Durham or Raleigh, DC or Baltimore, San Fran or San Jose, but not St Paul for Minneapolis?
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Level 72
Sep 14, 2020
I assumed 'Kansas' would work for Kansas City, so I didn't bother trying it with 'City' as well. Mexico and Guatemala have made me lazy...
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Level 55
Nov 8, 2020
nobody has ever said Kansas when referring to Kansas City ;)
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Level 72
Jul 5, 2021
Check out the second sentence in my comment - I promise it won't take long!
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Level 43
Sep 5, 2021
The problem is that it's almost always accepted.

QM should be consistent.

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Level 73
Jul 14, 2022
"nobody has ever said Kansas when referring to Kansas City". Not even in a quiz that's exclusively about cities? Hmmm.
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Level 57
Jul 5, 2021
I think that if typing "Salt Lake" works for Salt Lake City then typing "Kansas" should work for Kansas City.
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Level 73
Nov 14, 2021
I typed St Paul and it didn't accept so I ruled out Minneapolis... sadness
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Level 63
Feb 21, 2022
There seems to be a theme with these cities
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Level 56
Apr 5, 2022
Include saint paul for Minneapolis