Seattle is the readingest city; Stockton, California is the least likely to crack a book. So says the America’s Most Literate Cities study, which ranks cities of 200,000-plus population based on newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment, and Internet resources. The Stockton Record writes:
STOCKTON – You might be the only person reading this story. Or anything else, for that matter.
For the second year in a row, Stockton ranks last in a study of literacy in the nation’s largest 70 cities.
California and Texas cities with lots of non-English-speaking immigrants dominate the bottom of the list.