If you had to take a guess as to which Indiana town was the least educated, what would you say?

Much like Forrest Gump, I'm not a smart man. I am full of useless knowledge...none of which I learned in college. In fact, I couldn't even tell you a single thing that I learned in college...yet, I'm still paying for it. Heck, in high school, I'm pretty sure one of my teachers told me that I am going places, but not on the honor roll. Joke's on me, I guess. So, when it comes to calling people "dumb," I am not one to talk. That is, however, unless the person lacks common sense, but that's a different story. With that in mind, perhaps I should move to the new dumbest town in Indiana, as it reportedly only has 5% of its population considered "highly educated". I think I might fit in very well there.

For the record, I'm not calling anyone in this town (or the other towns that made the cut) dumb. This definitely isn't my list. Honestly, I am nowhere near smart enough to put together a list that computes so much data about the "highly educated" population. Just thinking about doing that makes my head hurt. Recently, Road Snacks used Saturday Night Science to determine what places in Indiana have the highest percentage of adults without a high school degree. The website only looked at cities with populations greater than 5,000, leaving them with only 116 cities in Indiana to rank. Unfortunately, one town HAD to be crowned the "dumbest," so let's find out who gets to take home that distinguished honor.

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This is the Least Educated Town in Indiana

According to Road Snacks, the "dumbest" town in Indiana is Westville. The northern Indiana town has a population of about 6,062 residents, with a dropout rate of 24%, and only 5% of the population being "highly educated"...whatever that means.

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Maybe that's why when you search Westville, Indiana on YouTube, you'll find a lot of videos about their prison...and a couple about this cute market:

Oh, but Road Snacks doesn't stop there. They list the top ten dumbest towns in Indiana as well. They are as follows:

  1. Westville
  2. Lake Station
  3. East Chicago
  4. Logansport
  5. Kendallville
  6. Scottsburg
  7. Frankfort
  8. Brazil
  9. Huntingburg
  10. Martinsville

You can learn more, and even scroll down to the bottom to see the full list of the dumbest towns in Indiana (my hometown made the cut at number 52) by clicking here.

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