Raleigh, North Carolina has made Forbes' list of the richest cities in America at #7. It's also the #13 most literate city.
Raleigh is the biggest city in North Carolina's Research Triangle that includes the Research Triangle Park. IBM, including the Software Group that helps produce WebSphere and Rational products, has a large presence and long history in the Triangle.
The Forbes article is "Richest Cities In The U.S." Raleigh is #7 in terms of income. Another publisher has picked up the story and shows a helpful summary table. Raleigh's median income is $47,878, and its median home price is the lowest in the list at $185,200. Other cities in the list are San Jose and San Francisco and Seattle, Washington and Virginia Beach, Anchorage and Honolulu.
In a seperate but perhaps related story, Central Connecticut State University has published a list, "America's Most Literate Cities." The study ranks cities by indicators of literacy: "newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, and educational attainment" as well as Internet use. Raleigh ranked at number 13. The study, and Seattle's #1 ranking, is discussed in "Seattle reaches literacy peak."