Financial advice website ‘Wallethub’ has just released their 2017 ranking of the most & least educated cities in America. Hickory, NC made the list as the 8th least educated city in the country.
Their analysts compared the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas, or MSAs, across nine key metrics, ranging from share of adults aged 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher, to quality of the public school system, to gender education gap.
The City of Charlotte ranked right in the middle at #71 on the list;
Hickory, NC was also recently ranked as the 5th Worst Place in America for Opioid Abuse.
While Hickory certainly has its issues, it’s still considered to be a gateway city to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and offers a ton of recreational activities, from water sports to mountain hiking.
What are your thoughts about Hickory?
What do you think could be done to improve it?