Actually, Miami Is America's Fifth Dumbest Metro Area
Yesterday, real estate blog Movoto surprisingly declared Miami as America's 10th smartest city, but you'd have to be pretty dumb to actually believe that.
A new set of data from Lumosity.com actually declared the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Palm Beach metro area as America's fifth dumbest metro area. Womp. Womp.
Billing itself as the "web's #1 brain training program," Lumosity offers online tools to help its users reach their brain's full potential. Special attention is placed on speed, memory, flexibility, attention and problem solving skills. To come up with the rankings the site analyzed data from its users across the country.
Out of the 478 metro areas analyzed the South Florida metro area came in at 474th. Yes, the fifth dumbest in the country. Yep, only El Centro, California; Kinston, North Carolina; Laredo, Texas; and Lumberton, North Carolina, were ranked lower.
However, larger metro areas didn't tend to do well overall in the rankings. The NYC area, for example, is at 382nd.
Lumosity does offer some services in Spanish, but it's not clear whether results from those games were included.
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