|City Human Capital Index for the 30 largest cities in the US|
It's no surprise that greater education correlates positively with greater income, but this has recently been corroborated in a study by UCLA economist William Yu. Yu has created a “city human capital index” or CHCI which measures educational levels of various Census designated geographic areas. Of the 30 major cities in the US, Washington, DC comes out on top as the highest educated city. Boston is second, and surprisingly New York is in the middle of the range. Unfortunately, the study also relates that the South suffers from a dearth of education with very few southern cities making the top 30. The full study will be released in a few days, but the WP and InTheCapital have explored some of the details in advance.