Who’s smartest in the Triangle?

Durham-Chapel Hill.

So says Portfolio.com in a new survey of America’s top 200 metropolitan areas.

The report, called “America’s Brainiest Bastions,” ranks Boulder, Col. as the smartest city on  its index with a score of 3.94.

The Durham-Chapel Hill metro area came in fourth. Its brainpower index – 2.16.

Raleigh-Cary finished 12th at 1.606.

Among the factors considered for the index were percentages of the metro area’s population in these categories:

  • Graduate and/or Professional Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Associate Degree or Some College
  • High School Diploma
  • High School Dropout

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