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Recent U.S. Census data reveals the top metropolitan areas that have seen the most growth in the population of persons holding a bachelor's degree or higher. Many of these areas are jumping far ahead of their less-fortunate counterparts, according to the Wall Street Journal. The following is a list of the top 10 metropolitan areas that saw the most growth.

10 Ogden, Utah
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Adults with college degrees: 30.1%
Growth: +5.5 pts.

Colleges include:
Weber State University

9 New York
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Adults with college degrees: 36%
Growth: +5.6 pts.

Colleges include:
New York University
Columbia University
Juliard School

8 Pittsburgh
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Adults with college degrees: 29.1%
Growth: +5.7 pts.

Colleges include:
University of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Mellon University
Duquesne University

7 Worcester, Mass.
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Adults with college degrees: 32.7%
Growth: +5.8 pts.

Colleges include:
UMass Medical School
Worcester State University
Clark University

6 Omaha, Neb.
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Adults with college degrees: 33%
Growth: +5.9 pts.

Colleges include:
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Bellevue University

5 Baltimore
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Adults with college degrees: 35.1%
Growth: +5.9 pts.

Colleges include:
University of Baltimore
Johns Hopkins University
United States Naval Academy

4 Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
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Adults with college degrees: 30.9%
Growth: +6.0 pts.

Colleges include:
Vassar College
United States Military Academy
Mount Saint Mary College

3 Boston
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Adults with college degrees: 43%
Growth: +6.1 pts.

Colleges include:
Boston College
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2 Madison, Wis.
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Adults with college degrees: 43.3%
Growth: +6.4 pts.

Colleges include:
University of Wisconsin
Edgewood College

1 Charleston, S.C.
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Adults with college degrees: 31.9%
Growth: +6.9 pts.

Colleges include:
College of Charleston
The Citadel
Charleston Southern University