"Smartest Cities" In America List: Is Your City On It? (VIDEO)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CNN took a list that is circulating from the Daily Beast in which they rank the 55 "smartest cities" in America. The list focuses on metropolitan areas with more than a million people. Coming in first was Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Bringing up the rear was Fresno, California.

Among the criteria the Daily Best used for their rankings were: residents with bachelor's and graduate degrees; nonfiction book sales; higher education institutions; and participation in elections.

Watch the CNN report below, and tell us in the comments if you think a city is ranked too high, too low, and what other criteria you would use for ranking the smartest city in America.

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