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Old 10-14-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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Kind of a goofy question - which cities/towns besides Portland and Seattle have generally the most educated residents? I say besides Portland and Seattle just because there is such a large pool to drawn from there, I'm going to guess there is a good percentage of educated and culturally minded people.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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Boise, Idaho!!!
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:46 PM
 
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Book smarts or common sense smarts? I've known some really "educated" dumb people.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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Can't answer this except to say supposedly Portlanders read the most books according to library statistics.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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I'd go with the college towns, Eugene and Corvallis. Not certain about Pullman.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Kind of a goofy question - which cities/towns besides Portland and Seattle have generally the most educated residents? ....
for strictly numerical #, you need large population (Olympia, Eugene, Bellingham)
for higher % of educated ... Small town with a large college, or a small town with a national lab

from city data...
Pullman 65% w/Bachelor and 33% w/graduate degree (Same as Los Alamos, NM ) Commute time 12 min
Moscow, ID similar, but less; 54% and 24% (this would be my choice )
Richland, WA, has a lot of farmer workers, but still has a pretty high rate 40% and 16% (nuke facility)

Corvallis is a little 'moderated' by other industry besides college - 53% Bachelor and 24% grad
Bend = 24% and 9% (but probably old data)
Portland = 32% and 11%. commute time 23 min
Seattle = 47% and 17%
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: near Portland, Oregon
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I'd throw in Bellevue, because it's full of Microserfs.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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I'd throw in Bellevue, because it's full of Microserfs.
REALLY hard to argue with this.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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Book smarts or common sense smarts? I've known some really "educated" dumb people.
I've learned that people who are intimidated/uncomfortable with intellectualism tend to trump up "common sense" and folksy wisdom as being on equal footing with academic achievement and scientific pursuits. Generally, these are the same people that gave us 8 years of W.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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I've learned that people who are intimidated/uncomfortable with intellectualism tend to trump up "common sense" and folksy wisdom as being on equal footing with academic achievement and scientific pursuits. Generally, these are the same people that gave us 8 years of W.
I love it!
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