This should not come as a big surprise but Los Alamos is No. 1 in New Mexico, according to On Numbers’ rankings of the smartest places with populations between 10,000 and 49,999.
And White Rock is No. 1 for communities with less than 10,000 residents.
The home to Los Alamos National Laboratory came in at No. 48 among 3,012 communities in the category. Almost 38 percent of its residents have earned a graduate and/or professional degree.
Nationally, Stanford, Calif., is No. 1. Stanford -- the community, not the university -- is a census designated place with 13,700 residents. CDPs are unincorporated communities that have the characteristics of cities, as determined by the U.S. Census Bureau.