Most Educated: Newton, Mass.

Population aged 25 and older with advanced degrees: 47 percent
Total population: 84,596
U.S. average: 10.3 percent

The residents of Newton take education seriously: Nearly half the city’s adult population has master's, professional (such as law or medical), or doctoral degrees, more than four times the national rate. This affluent Boston suburb is home to several schools, including Boston College, Lasell College, Mount Ida College, Pine Manor College, Andover Newton Theological School, Hebrew College, and New England School of Acupuncture, according to citytowninfo.com.

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2009. Only includes places with populations of 65,000 or more.
 
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