The Bookshelf, Young Texas Reader, Blog Notes, & Texana Youtube Channel

The Texas Bookshelf is for single, specific books' reviews and author interviews . The Texas Parlor ranges more broadly than my other websites. The Young Texas Reader focuses on the youngest through teenagers. Texas Blog Notes surveys blogs of historical and literary interest. I've started a Will's Texana Youtube collecting channel where 1,000 videos are collected in 100 playlists . Find Will in Houston or at willstexana {at} yahoodotcom

Thursday, February 19, 2009

America's Most Literate Cities 2008

John Miller at the Central Connecticut State University again informs us of the most literate cities in America.  Texas has some in two of the categories
TOP 10 - Plano is # 1
Education Level
Education Attainment was indexed with two variables:
1. Percentage of the adult population with a high school diploma or higher
2. Percentage of the adult population with a bachelor's degree or higher
TOP 10 - Austin is # 5 and Dallas and Fort Worth tie for # 10
Internet Resources
Internet resources were indexed as three variables. These numbers were then divided
by the city population in order to calculate ratios of internet resources available to the
1. Number of Internet book orders per capita
2. Number of unique visitors per capita to a city's internet version newspaper
3. Number of webpage views per capita to a city's internet version newspaper

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