Miami Ranked Tenth Smartest City in America

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Liliana Mora
Don't hate -- those are her reading glasses.
You've come a long way, Miami.

Just three years ago, you were ranked the ninth dumbest city in the nation. But no more.

This year, Miami made Movoto's list of the ten smartest cities in the country. Yes, we're at the very bottom of that list -- but hell, we still made the list. And for a city like Miami, better known for boobs and bros than for book-smarts, that's really saying something.

See also: Miami Is the Eighth Nerdiest City in America, You Dweebs

Movoto, which just a few months ago named Miami the eighth nerdiest city in America, put the Big Mango at number ten for its number of libraries per person -- the highest ratio in the country. However, the site is quick to point out, the city ranked tenth because of its low percentage of the population that has a bachelor's degree or higher.

So the city itself is smart, but its people aren't? Whatever, bro.

Other factors that could've bumped Miami up in the ratings: more colleges and universities per capita, like Cincinnati, Ohio (ranked ninth); more museums, like they have in San Francisco (eighth); and more media outlets per person, like they have in Tampa (seventh). (Movoto obviously didn't consider the Bubba the Love Sponge effect while making its list.)

Orlando came in at number two on Movoto's list. So one could argue that, with three cities in the top ten, Florida is the smartest state in the union.

Nobody will, of course. But they could.

See the full rankings at Movoto.

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34 comments
duras23
duras23

This article was hysterical. It was passed around the office here in NYC. Pure comedy. Best part is Miami portraying it's intellect with a picture of a woman in ridiculous glasses and a bikini top. That's about where we thought the intellect level stood.

Hermann Wiehls
Hermann Wiehls

"Cure for cancer discovered in Miami" said no one ever...

Alex Fumero
Alex Fumero

Haha LA and NYC not even on list! Niiiiice...

Bob Yard
Bob Yard

Youre just noticing Miami is full of idiots? This article is dumb...

Sam Heywood
Sam Heywood

This list is absurd. Orlando over DC? HAHAHAHAHA. Almost as ridiculous as Tampa (TAMPA!) over Seattle. Come on now. Come on.

Irene Fajardo
Irene Fajardo

Giuseppe, luckily you dont live in Miami right? If you do, maybe you should go. Sorry.

Nicole Cabrera
Nicole Cabrera

Just don't go to places where there is a high concentration of people with shit for brains *cough*South Beach nightlife*cough*

Giuseppe Vittiglio
Giuseppe Vittiglio

And when you say other cities, fine. Miami is better than a lot of other cities, but none of the other major ones. Miami has the weather going for it and that's about it.

Giuseppe Vittiglio
Giuseppe Vittiglio

Movoto loses all credibility when they say that Orlando is the 2nd smartest city in the country. what a dumb list.

AnnMarie Soto
AnnMarie Soto

I agree with Irene, you take for granted how awesome this place is compared other cities.

Irene Fajardo
Irene Fajardo

Why is it that e every time I see a post, you guys (The Miami New Times) never seem to have something positive to say about Miami? I always find that you put it down somehow. I wasn't born in Miami, but compared to other places, Im proud and glad to be here. And I do know plenty of smart people that live here. More positive posts would be nice.

Mercy Suarez
Mercy Suarez

Have you heard some of these "bros" speaking? How exactly did we become the 10th smartest??

Louis Wing
Louis Wing

Who did the ranking, the Opium Group?

Valerie Hower
Valerie Hower

and ironically they say we get that ranking due to the libraries....I have never been in one.

Omar Ghaffar
Omar Ghaffar

I think we are about to grow more music heads here too over the next few years! This place is on the upswing.

Franco Lopez
Franco Lopez

It's more betterer than a bunch of others!

philrincon
philrincon

@Sam Heywood Have you been to DC? The people that work in DC, that 'we' may consider smart are not the same people that live in DC. There is a HUGE gap in education and economy between the two groups. 

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