Pullman Named One of Smartest Cities in America | Community Spirit
WSU grads can now brag that their alma mater is located in one of the 50 smartest cities in the U.S. The brain game website Lumosity released the list after analyzing game scores from over three million users.
Pullman ranked 35 overall out 1,309 cities with active Lumosity users. This is the second year that the website has compiled the list using data from those seeking to keep their brains active and sharp.
Lumosity looked at the game scores from users who had played at least one game in each of it's five brain areas: speed, attention, flexibility, memory and problem solving. Users had to be between the ages of 15 and 85 and their location was based on the IP address from their last login.
Both Pullman and Moscow ranked higher on the list in the breakdowns of game type and city type. On the list of Core Based Statistical Areas, areas with a core population of at least 10,000 with outlying areas that are economically tied to the city center, Pullman pulled 10th and Moscow came in at 29.
However, when it comes to Lumosity's rankings, teamwork proves to work better for the towns. On the list of Combined Statistical Area scores, Pullman and Moscow were looked at together and ranked seventh.
What does every smart city have in common? Major universities are at their center. The top two smartest cities in America are Stanford and Princeton which happen to have two of the top universities in the country.
Click here to see the complete list of Lumosity's smartest cities.