There’s more than just cheese in the heads up here in Wisconsin. We’ve already covered all of the breakthroughs and inventions made right here in Wisconsin. Looking for an egghead? Here are ten cities you might want to look at:
1. De Pere
You might think of De Pere just as "that city by Green Bay," but you are driving right by one of the smartest cities in Wisconsin. Home to St. Norbert College, professors and students fraternize in the downtown area. St. Norbert offers several educational opportunities, from classes to workshops, some of which are open to the public. In this city of just over 20,000 there are two library branches.
Many people here have a bachelor's degree and also it is tied for number 1 (w/Middleton) for its high school graduation rate. If you love to read, you're in luck. Libraries per capita are number 5 in the state.
As noted above, Middleton is tied with Verona for the highest graduation rate. Just around 95 percent of high school students will graduate. In addition, around 1/3 of people have a bachelor's degree.
Almost thirty percent of people living in Pewaukee have their bachelor's degree. In addition, 94 percent of kids graduate from high school.
Other than this cool hot air balloon event, there are other cool things going on in Hudson, and many of them must involve reading. 95 percent of people graduate from high school. And over 30 percent of residents have a bachelor's degree.
Home to Concordia University, Mequon has a lot of residents who love to flex their brain muscles. 35% of people have a bachelor's degree. And the K-12 program is awesome, with 96% graduating.
7. Whitefish Bay
Whitefish Bay is full of professionals, so it's not surprising that a whopping 42% have a bachelor's degree. Moreover, kids have a 98% chance of graduating from high school.
Sussex residents spend a lot of time reading history books, and other books, because a quarter of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Shorewood is a small village, but smart, with just around 1/3 of residents attaining a bachelor's degree. Additionally, about 95% of high schoolers will graduate.
Waunakee is great for thinkers, with a third of residents holding a bachelor's degree. What's more is that around 92% of children graduate high school.
Know of another smart city that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments.