Top 20 States With The Highest Literacy Rates In America 2023

American States by literacy level

Which state in the USA has the highest literacy?.

Here are the top 20 American States that have the most highest literacy rates and their literacy rate percentage.

What is literacy rate?

The proportion of the adult population aged 15 years and over which is literate, expressed as a percentage of the corresponding population, total or for a given sex, in a given country, territory, or geographic area, at a specific point in time, usually mid-year.

Why is the literacy rate important?

Higher literacy rates are associated with healthier populations, less crime, greater economic growth, and higher employment rates.

For a person, literacy is a foundational skill required to acquire advanced skills.

These, in turn, confer higher wages and more employment across labor markets .

With that being said, below are the top 20 states that have the highest literacy rates compared to any other state in America today.

American States With The Highest Literacy:

  1. New Hampshire (94.20%)
  2. Minnesota (94.00%)
  3. North Dakota (93.70%)
  4. Vermont (93.40%)
  5. South Dakota (93.00%)
  6. Nebraska (92.70%)
  7. Wisconsin (92.70%)
  8. Maine (92.60%)
  9. Iowa (92.50%)
  10. Missouri (92.50%)
  11. Kansas
  12. Indiana
  13. Michigan
  14. Rhode Island
  15. Connecticut
  16. Montana
  17. Wyoming
  18. Ohio
  19. Alaska
  20. Utah
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