Decatur named 7th smartest city in GeorgiaRonny Berry learns to solder during the 2015 Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur. File Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Zippia, a “site dedicated to careers”, has named Decatur No. 7 on its list of the 10 smartest cities in Georgia.
“One of the many qualities that people look for in a potential location or company is the intelligence of those around them,” a press release from the company says. “This factor can play a huge role in one’s experience at a particular company and can make or break an employee’s time there. So finding a city with an intelligent population makes sense for both companies and employees.”
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Decatur ranked below Johns Creek and above Rincon. The site determined its rankings by the percentage of adults with a high school education and the percentage of drop outs.
“We thought this criteria was representative of the current state of smarts with the potential for a place to improve the education levels of the next generation,” the press release says. “And it’s not like we are setting the education bar incredibly high — 80 percent of students graduate from high school nowadays.”
According to the press release, “The coveted No. 7 spot has fallen to the residents in Decatur. Numbering around 20,000 people this city is doing it big with only 1.8% of high school students dropping out of school.”
The top 10 smartest cities are:
- St. Marys
- Johns Creek
To read more about each of these cities, click here.
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