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The U.S. Cities Where College Grads Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else

The highly educated tend to live apart in college towns like State College, Pennsylvania, and big cities like Birmingham and Houston.
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This is the fourth post in a five-part series on economic segregation in U.S. metros.

The postindustrial economy requires talented and educated workers—or, in economic parlance, those with high levels of human capital. And, as my previous research has demonstrated, nothing attracts smart people like other smart people, who concentrate in urban centers, amplifying innovation, entrepreneurialism, and economic growth.