But a couple of cities in Iowa ARE!
According to a new study by Lumosity (the folks who make brain games), Ithaca, New York, is the smartest city in America.
Researchers used data from more than 3 million people in the U.S., ages of 18 through 75, who had played several of Lumosity's brain-training games. The games measured performance in areas including memory, attention, and problem solving. The scores were then ranked by location.
They actually put together a list of the Top 100 smartest cities in the country. And, surprisingly, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Houston, and Chicago did not make the cut.
Here’s a rundown of the Top 10:
1. Ithaca, New York
2. State College, Pennsylvania
3. Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana
4. Iowa City, Iowa
5. Ames, Iowa
6. Ann Arbor, Michigan
7. Bloomington, Indiana
8. Madison, Wisconsin
9. Lawrence, Kansas
10. Pullman, Washington (VentureBeat.com)