According to a recent study, Washington DC is the most literate city in the US, because since it is a more educated city than most, more people read in DC!  Here is the top 10 list of Most and Least Literate cities.

The top 10 U.S. cities for literacy:

  1. Washington, DC.
  2. Seattle, Washington
  3. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  4. Atlanta, Georgia
  5. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  6. Denver, Colorado
  7. St. Paul, Minnesota
  8. Boston, Massachusetts
  9. St. Louis, Missouri
  10. San Francisco, California

The 10 least literate U.S. cities:

  1. Bakersfield, California
  2. Corpus Christi, Texas
  3. Stockton, California
  4. El Paso, Texas
  5. San Antonio, Texas
  6. Anaheim, California
  7. Chula Vista, California
  8. Fresno, California
  9. Aurora, Colorado
  10. Mesa, Arizona