America’s top “brainpower cities”

by Ryan Streeter on April 7, 2014. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

Where is America’s brain power concentrated? There are two ways to look at this: cities that have the most highly educated people per capita, and cities experiencing the highest growth levels among highly educated people.

The latter is “an indicator of momentum that is likely to carry over into the future,” according to Joel Kotkin, in his new ranking of “America’s Brainpower Cities.”

Here are the top 30 cities with the highest growth rate among their college-educated population between 2007 and 2012:

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