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Hey Austin: You're Very Smart!

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Congratulations residents of the greater Austin metro area. You're very smart according to a recent poll by The Daily Beast. Austin ranked #7 out of 55 of America's largest metropolitan areas reviewed.

But you already knew you were smart, didn't you?

The good news is that Austin is moving up in the rankings. In 2009, you were ranked Number 12. Who do you we have to thank for this honor? Apparently everyone living here with bachelor's degrees, graduate degrees and those of you who prefer non-fiction.

Here are the stats for Number 7 Austin

  • Daily Beast IQ Score of 140.01
  • Metropolitan area population: 1,705,075
  • Bachelor's degrees: 26%
  • Graduate degrees: 13%
  • Year-to-date adult nonfiction booksales: 1,553,000

Cities of Interest
Number 1: Boston
Number 41: Dallas-Fort Worth
Number 52: Houston (No Kidding?)
Number 54: San Antonio (Wait a minute!)
Number 55: Las Vegas (Shocker - not!)

To find out how the Beast arrived at its calculations, visit America's Smartest and Dumbest Cities.

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