This Charlotte-Area Town Was Ranked As One Of The Least Educated in America


With the fall semester drawing near and higher levels of education correlating with higher median weekly earnings, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Most & Least Educated Cities in America.

To determine where the most educated Americans are choosing to settle, WalletHub compared the 150 largest U.S. metropolitan statistical areas, or MSAs, across 11 key metrics. The dataset ranges from share of adults aged 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher to racial education gap to the quality of the public school system.

One Charlotte-area town came in almost dead last at #145 out of #150 – Hickory, NC. Charlotte was ranked near the top 3rd at #54 and Durham-Chapel Hill came in at #4;

Source: WalletHub

While Hickory may not be the most educated place, it certainly isn’t a bad place to call home – it was also recently ranked as one of the best small cities in America to move to by National Geographic;

“A thriving 20th-century manufacturing hub for furniture and textiles, Hickory now finds itself heading our list for its hipster-friendly offerings, from tattoo parlors to vintage clothing boutiques. Craft-beer enthusiasts gather at the popular annual Hickory Hops festival featuring more than 50 microbreweries and live music,” the article noted.

What are your thoughts on Hickory, NC?