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12/01/2010 04:16 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The 10 Brainiest Cities: Portfolio Study

Which American cities boast the most cerebral residents? According to Portfolio, Boulder, Colo. takes the No. 1 spot.

Using new American Community Survey data, Portfolio assessed the average level of higher education obtained by the residents of 200 cities, coupled with their relative earning power of adults who live in them. For their full methodology, see here.

Beyond Boulder, other smaller cities -- including many college towns -- ranked highly as well. Check out the top 10 below, and see Portfolio for the full analysis of 200 cities (PDF).

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