Three cities in North Carolina made recent lists by Forbes of the 10 smartest cities in America.
Forbes Magazine recently published two different lists of the smartest cities: the smartest cities and the smartest small cities.
Raleigh was named number seven on the big list and on the small list, Wilmington was number five and Asheville number eight.
Forbes compiled the lists by looking at factors including the population of people that have college educations.
The Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area topped the larger list while St. George, Utah was number one on the smaller list.
Read more: Forbes Magazine