The Smartest Cities In America

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With 40 million users from 180 countries, Lumosity is the leading online brain training program designed to improve core cognitive abilities such as memory, attention and fluid intelligence. Based on the science of neuroplasticity and personalized for each user, Lumosity training enables users to remember more, think faster, and perform better at work, school, and in everyday life.

This year Lumosity analyzed user data to determine the smartest cities in America. The study involved 3,385,648 people between the ages of 15-85 who had participated in all 5 cognitive training exercises: Speed, Memory, Attention, Flexibility, Problem Solving. The results are grouped into Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSA), which are urban centers combined with adjacent areas that are socioeconomically tied to them through

commuting.

Attention
Top 50 (out of 478)
1. Appleton, WI
2. Sunbury, PA
3. State College, PA
4. Brainerd, MN
5. Whitewater/Elkhorn, WI
6. Batavia, NY
7. Corvallis, OR
8. Lawrence, KS
9. La Crosse/Onalaska, WI/MN
10. Harrisonburg, VA
11. Boulder, CO
12. Wisconsin Rapids/Marshfield, WI
13. Bloomsburg/Berwick, PA
14. Bloomington, IN
15. Reading, PA
16. Ithaca, NY
17. Bismarck, ND
18. Ottawa/Peru, IL
19. Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN
20. Madison, WI
21. Iowa City, IA
22. Claremont/Lebanon, NH/VT
23. Charlottesville, VA
24. Eau Claire, WI
25. Newport, OR
26. Mount Pleasant, MI
27. Mankato/North Mankato, MN
28. Lancaster, PA
29. Lebanon, PA
30. Pullman, WA
31. Barnstable Town, MA
32. Fond du Lac, WI
33. Oneonta, NY
34. Oshkosh/Neenah, WI
35. Provo/Orem, UT
36. Logan, UT/ID
37. Meadville, PA
38. Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Radford, VA
39. Winona, MN
40. Burlington, NC
41. Milwaukee/Waukesha/West Allis, WI
42. Rochester, MN
43. Morgantown, WV
44. Truckee/Grass Valley, CA
45. College Station/Bryan, TX
46. Michigan City/La Porte, IN
47. Houghton, MI
48. Breckenridge, CO
49. Winchester, VA/WV
50. Topeka, KS

Flexibility
Top 50 (out of 478)
1. Ithaca, NY
2. State College, PA
3. Boone, NC
4. Iowa City, IA
5. Ann Arbor, MI
6. Bloomington, IN
7. Boulder, CO
8. Charlottesville, VA
9. Burlington/South Burlington, VT
10. Oxford, MS
11. Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Radford, VA
12. Madison, WI
13. Champaign/Urbana, IL
14. Lawrence, KS
15. College Station/Bryan, TX
16. Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN
17. Harrisonburg, VA
18. Starkville, MS
19. Provo/Orem, UT
20. Ames, IA
21. Boston/Cambridge/Newton, MA/NH
22. Stillwater, OK
23. Muncie, IN
24. Ogdensburg/Massena, NY
25. Stevens Point, WI
26. Logan, UT/ID
27. Claremont/Lebanon, NH/VT
28. Auburn/Opelika, AL
29. Columbia, MO
30. Pullman, WA
31. Concord, NH
32. Cedar Rapids, IA
33. Corvallis, OR
34. Lebanon, PA
35. St Cloud, MN
36. Santa Cruz/Watsonville, CA
37. Lincoln, NE
38. Bloomington, IL
39. Moscow, ID
40. Augusta/Waterville, ME
41. Winchester, VA/WV
42. Pittsfield, MA
43. La Crosse/Onalaska, WI/MN
44. Burlington, NC
45. Gainesville, FL
46. Laramie, WY
47. Athens, OH
48. Manchester/Nashua, NH
49. Bellingham, WA
50. Springfield, MA

Memory
Top 50 (out of 478)
1. Appleton, WI
2. State College, PA
3. Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN
4. Stevens Point, WI
5. Ithaca, NY
6. Houghton, MI
7. Provo/Orem, UT
8. Rolla, MO
9. Winona, MN
10. Rexburg, ID
11. Rochester, MN
12. Pullman, WA
13. College Station/Bryan, TX
14. Sheboygan, WI
15. Logan, UT/ID
16. Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA
17. Madison, WI
18. Grand Forks, ND/MN
19. Urban Honolulu, HI
20. Laramie, WY
21. Brainerd, MN
22. Sioux City, IA/NE/SD
23. Iowa City, IA
24. Walla Walla, WA
25. Fond du Lac, WI
26. Wisconsin Rapids/Marshfield, WI
27. Lincoln, NE
28. Ann Arbor, MI
29. Boulder, CO
30. New Castle, PA
31. Minneapolis/St Paul/Bloomington, MN/WI
32. Ames, IA
33. Corvallis, OR
34. Milwaukee/Waukesha/West Allis, WI
35. Lawrence, KS
36. Oshkosh/Neenah, WI
37. Fort Collins, CO
38. Champaign/Urbana, IL
39. Bloomsburg/Berwick, PA
40. Bellingham, WA
41. Stillwater, OK
42. Bloomington, IN
43. Eau Claire, WI
44. Show Low, AZ
45. Ellensburg, WA
46. Oil City, PA
47. St Cloud, MN
48. Hilo, HI
49. Charleston/Mattoon, IL
50. Eugene, OR

Problem Solving
Top 50 (out of 478)
1. Ithaca, NY
2. Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN
3. Ames, IA
4. State College, PA
5. Champaign/Urbana, IL
6. Iowa City, IA
7. Bloomington, IN
8. College Station/Bryan, TX
9. Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Radford, VA
10. Rolla, MO
11. Madison, WI
12. Ann Arbor, MI
13. Pullman, WA
14. Stevens Point, WI
15. Lawrence, KS
16. Starkville, MS
17. Cedar Rapids, IA
18. Boone, NC
19. Oxford, MS
20. South Bend/Mishawaka, IN/MI
21. Charlottesville, VA
22. Columbia, MO
23. Oshkosh/Neenah, WI
24. Appleton, WI
25. Muncie, IN
26. Rochester, MN
27. Fond du Lac, WI
28. Bloomington, IL
29. Fargo, ND/MN
30. Harrisonburg, VA
31. Trenton, NJ
32. Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA
33. Milwaukee/Waukesha/West Allis, WI
34. Ottawa/Peru, IL
35. Boulder, CO
36. Athens, OH
37. Stillwater, OK
38. Boston/Cambridge/Newton, MA/NH
39. Sheboygan, WI
40. Burlington, NC
41. San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, CA
42. Lincoln, NE
43. Gainesville, FL
44. La Crosse/Onalaska, WI/MN
45. Findlay, OH
46. Bismarck, ND
47. Indianapolis/Carmel/Anderson, IN
48. Houghton, MI
49. Tuscaloosa, AL
50. Auburn/Opelika, AL

Speed
Top 50 (out of 478)
1. Ithaca, NY
2. Bloomington, IN
3. Ann Arbor, MI
4. Corvallis, OR
5. State College, PA
6. Provo/Orem, UT
7. Iowa City, IA
8. Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN
9. Houghton, MI
10. Champaign/Urbana, IL
11. Ames, IA
12. Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Radford, VA
13. Logan, UT/ID
14. Morgantown, WV
15. Charlottesville, VA
16. Boulder, CO
17. Pullman, WA
18. Claremont/Lebanon, NH/VT
19. Madison, WI
20. Wooster, OH
21. Rolla, MO
22. Lawrence, KS
23. Lancaster, PA
24. College Station/Bryan, TX
25. Appleton, WI
26. Boone, NC
27. Stillwater, OK
28. Mount Pleasant, MI
29. Burlington/South Burlington, VT
30. Big Rapids, MI
31. Columbia, MO
32. Moscow, ID
33. Laramie, WY
34. Keene, NH
35. Auburn/Opelika, AL
36. Harrisonburg, VA
37. Marion, IN
38. Oil City, PA
39. Mount Vernon/Anacortes, WA
40. Reading, PA
41. Cedar Rapids, IA
42. Brainerd, MN
43. Oneonta, NY
44. Breckenridge, CO
45. Rochester, MN
46. Fort Collins, CO
47. Athens, OH
48. Minneapolis/St Paul/Bloomington, MN/WI
49. Milwaukee/Waukesha/West Allis, WI
50. Newport, OR

Overall Cognitive Ability
Top 50 (out of 478)
1. Ithaca, NY
2. State College, PA
3. Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN
4. Iowa City, IA
5. Ames, IA
6. Ann Arbor, MI
7. Bloomington, IN
8. Madison, WI
9. Lawrence, KS
10. Pullman, WA
11. College Station/Bryan, TX
12. Appleton, WI
13. Champaign/Urbana, IL
14. Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Radford, VA
15. Charlottesville, VA
16. Boulder, CO
17. Provo/Orem, UT
18. Harrisonburg, VA
19. Rolla, MO
20. Houghton, MI
21. Muncie, IN
22. Corvallis, OR
23. Boone, NC
24. Logan, UT/ID
25. Stillwater, OK
26. Milwaukee/Waukesha/West Allis, WI
27. Claremont/Lebanon, NH/VT
28. Lebanon, PA
29. Moscow, ID
30. Cedar Rapids, IA
31. Lincoln, NE
32. Bloomsburg/Berwick, PA
33. Minneapolis/St Paul/Bloomington, MN/WI
34. Starkville, MS
35. Athens, OH
36. La Crosse/Onalaska, WI/MN
37. Brainerd, MN
38. Burlington/South Burlington, VT
39. Fargo, ND/MN
40. Stevens Point, WI
41. Columbia, MO
42. St Cloud, MN
43. Rochester, MN
44. Auburn/Opelika, AL
45. Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA
46. Oil City, PA
47. Fort Collins, CO
48. Sheboygan, WI
49. Boston/Cambridge/Newton, MA/NH
50. Keene, NH

Bottom 50 (out of 478)
428. Stockton/Lodi, CA
429. Forest City, NC
430. Dunn, NC
431. Houma/Thibodaux, LA
432. Winston/Salem, NC
433. Jackson, MS
434. Farmington, NM
435. Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario, CA
436. Gadsden, AL.
437. Pueblo, CO
438. Birmingham/Hoover, AL
439. Tupelo, MS
440. Killeen/Temple, TX
441. Punta Gorda, FL
442. Valdosta, GA
443. Florence, SC
444. Yuma, AZ
445. Madera, CA
446. Lakeland/Winter Haven, FL
447. Montgomery, AL
448. Cleveland, TN
449. Monroe, LA
450. Johnson City, TN
451. Dalton, GA
452. Victoria, TX
453. Visalia/Porterville, CA
454. Danville, VA
455. Bakersfield, CA
456. London, KY
457. Hobbs, NM
458. Orangeburg, SC
459. Hanford/Corcoran, CA
460. Sumter, SC
461. Texarkana, TX/AR
462. Hickory/Lenoir/Morganton, NC
463. Lufkin, TX
464. Albemarle, NC
465. Meridian, MS
466. Milledgeville, GA
467. Hinesville, GA
468. McAllen/Edinburg/Mission, TX
469. Wilson, NC
470. El Paso, TX
471. Talladega/Sylacauga, AL
472. Albany, GA
473. Brownsville/Harlingen, TX
474. Miami/Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach, FL
475. El Centro, CA
476. Kinston, NC
477. Laredo, TX
478. Lumberton, NC

Sources:
http://asset1.lumosity.com/smartest-cities-2013/SmartestCities2013.pdf

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