The Smartest Cities in America (1)

The study made by Lumosity, analyzed user data to determine the smartest cities in America. Involved 3,385,648 people between the ages of 15-85 who had participated in all 5 cognitive training exercises: Speed, Memory, Attention, Flexibility, Problem Solving.    Take a look at the very interesting infographic

The results are grouped into Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSA), which are urban centers combined with adjacent areas that are socioeconomically tied to them through.



The Smartest Cities in America (2)

Attention
Top 10 (out of 478)
1. Appleton, WI
2. Sunbury, PA
3. State College, PA
4. Brainerd, MN
5. Whitewater/Elkhorn, WI
6. Batavia, NY
7. Corvallis, OR
8. Lawrence, KS
9. La Crosse/Onalaska, WI/MN
10. Harrisonburg, VA

Flexibility
Top 10 (out of 478)
1. Ithaca, NY
2. State College, PA
3. Boone, NC
4. Iowa City, IA
5. Ann Arbor, MI
6. Bloomington, IN
7. Boulder, CO
8. Charlottesville, VA
9. Burlington/South Burlington, VT
10. Oxford, MS

Memory
Top 10 (out of 478)
1. Appleton, WI
2. State College, PA
3. Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN
4. Stevens Point, WI
5. Ithaca, NY
6. Houghton, MI
7. Provo/Orem, UT
8. Rolla, MO
9. Winona, MN
10. Rexburg, ID



Problem Solving
Top 10 (out of 478)
1. Ithaca, NY
2. Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN
3. Ames, IA
4. State College, PA
5. Champaign/Urbana, IL
6. Iowa City, IA
7. Bloomington, IN
8. College Station/Bryan, TX
9. Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Radford, VA
10. Rolla, MO

Speed
Top 10 (out of 478)
1. Ithaca, NY
2. Bloomington, IN
3. Ann Arbor, MI
4. Corvallis, OR
5. State College, PA
6. Provo/Orem, UT
7. Iowa City, IA
8. Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN
9. Houghton, MI
10. Champaign/Urbana, IL

Overall Cognitive Ability
Top 10 (out of 478)
1. Ithaca, NY
2. State College, PA
3. Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN
4. Iowa City, IA
5. Ames, IA
6. Ann Arbor, MI
7. Bloomington, IN
8. Madison, WI
9. Lawrence, KS
10. Pullman, WA

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