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Here Are The 11 Smartest Cities In Alabama To Live In

Many people believe Alabama’s residents are highly uneducated. It’s a stereotype Alabamians have had to live with for quite some time now. This stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth. Many of Alabama’s residents and natives are extremely smart, with some even going on to attain higher degrees of education.

According to Movoto, the 11 cities listed below are the smartest in Alabama. They used the criteria below to measure the state’s smartness:

* Colleges and universities per capita
* Libraries per capita
* Museums per capita
* Percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher
* High school graduation rate
* Average K-12 class size

Movoto’s ranking is for the Top 10, but keep in mind, two of the cities ended in a tie. Because of this, there are actually 11 cities included in this ranking.

Now, let’s take a look at Movoto’s list of the 11 smartest cities in Alabama.

There you have it. Those are the 11 smartest cities in Alabama, according to Movoto. Remember, this ranking was based on certain criteria. I wouldn’t consider it to be conclusive. For example, there are many smart and successful people who dropped out of high school or never attended (or dropped out of) college. So, having a diploma or degree doesn’t necessarily mean someone is much smarter than those without one. Also, regarding jobs, there are many people working a low-paying job, but they’re actually more intelligent than those with a high-paying job. They just didn’t have the means to get a degree that’s required for many professions.

So, what do you think? Do you agree with this ranking? Let us know in the comments below!

Jennifer
Jennifer is the Alabama staff writer for Only In Your State.