Submitted by the City of Castle Pines
Based on research done by Zippia, a career resource website, the City of Castle Pines is the second smartest city in Colorado. Castle Pines earned its second place ranking with virtually zero teenage high school dropouts and just 1.5 percent of the adult population lacking a high school diploma.
“We are proud of this designation and are very fortunate to have such intelligent residents,” commented Mayor Jeff Huff. “Our collective commitment to education is one of the many reasons why Castle Pines is a great place to live and work.”
In addition to impressive high school graduation rates, Castle Pines residents boasted higher than average secondary education rates, nearly 67 percent of residents having earned bachelor degrees or higher – that’s two times the national average, and 24 percent having graduate or professional degrees.
According to the Zippia article, the smartest places in Colorado were determined based on the percentage of adults with at least a high school education and the percentage of teenagers who were high school dropouts. Only communities with more than 5,000 people were considered. This data was pulled directly from the latest American Community Survey from the U.S. Census.
The number one spot was awarded to the Town of Estes Park and the City of Louisville was ranked third. The full rankings (including where neighbors Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Parker and Highlands Ranch landed) and methodology used can be viewed at www.zippia.com/advice/smartest-cities-in-colorado.