Here's The Most Educated Town In Every State

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Different places have different levels of educational achievement.

The American Community Survey is an annual survey run by the Census Bureau to allow the government, corporate and academic researchers, and anyone who is curious about demographics to better understand the US population. Among many other subjects, the ACS includes questions about respondents' education levels.

Using the ACS estimates from 2013 to 2017 for places with an at least 1,000-person population, Business Insider made a map showing the town in each state with the highest percentage of adults over 25 who have at least a bachelor's degree.

Some of the places were college and university campuses, and we excluded those from our analysis, instead focusing on incorporated towns and cities and unincorporated census-designated areas.

Several wealthy suburban and exurban enclaves appear on the list, like Scarsdale, New York, and Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Here's a bit more about each of the towns, according to the American Community Survey results and their Wikipedia pages:

Mountain Brook, Alabama

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Population: 20,438

Share of population over 25 years old with at least a bachelor's degree: 85.4%

Mountain Brook is an affluent suburb of Birmingham.

Chena Ridge, Alaska

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Population: 6,155

Share of population over 25 years old with at least a bachelor's degree: 56.4%

Chena Ridge is a Census-designated place, and is located outside Fairbanks.

Fort Valley, Arizona

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Population: 1,195

Share of population over 25 years old with at least a bachelor's degree: 73.7%

Fort Valley is located just outside of Flagstaff.

Cave Springs, Arkansas

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Population: 3,320

Share of population over 25 years old with at least a bachelor's degree: 51.4%

Cave Springs is a small town in Benton County.

Ladera, California

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Population: 1,553

Share of population over 25 years old with at least a bachelor's degree: 93.6%

Ladera is a small residential community in San Mateo County.

Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

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Population: 6,542

Share of population over 25 years old with at least a bachelor's degree: 81.4%

Cherry Hills is an affluent town in Arapahoe County.

Darien, Connecticut

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Population: 21,742

Share of population over 25 years old with at least a bachelor's degree: 81.0%

Darien is a wealthy suburb located between Stamford and Norwalk.

Greenville, Delaware

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Population: 2,305

Share of population over 25 years old with at least a bachelor's degree: 75.1%

Greenville is an affluent suburb of Philadelphia and Wilmington.

Key Biscayne, Florida

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Population: 13,074

Share of population over 25 years old with at least a bachelor's degree: 74.4%

Key Biscayne is an island outside Miami.

Druid Hills, Georgia

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Population: 13,895

Share of population over 25 years old with at least a bachelor's degree: 83.9%

Druid Hills is home to the main campus of Emory University.

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