Seattle once again is ranked the smartest big city.
An analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data highlights Seattle's No. 1 ranking:
* Forty-seven percent of Seattle's adults hold bachelor's degrees, which is the highest proportion of college-educated residents in any big city. It's nearly double the U.S. average of 24.4 percent.
* Seattle is second to Washington, D.C., in the share of people with advanced diplomas. Twenty-one percent of Washington, D.C.'s adults have earned graduate or professional degrees, followed by Seattle at 17 percent. The national average is 8.9 percent.
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