has apparently done the research and has compiled their list of the "10 Dumbest Cities In Louisiana". Don't shoot the messenger! compiled this list by measuring the school completion rates in every city in Louisiana. They're not saying everyone who lives in these cities is dumb, but base their list on dropout and graduation percentages of the cities.

"We started by making a list of every place in the U.S. with over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey. That left us with 80 places to rank.

We then looked at the following dumb-tastic criteria for each of the places on the list:

  • % of the population with less than a high school education (Age 25+)
  • % of high school drop outs (Ages 16-19)"

The number 1 "dumbest" city in Louisiana according to their study is...Crowley. The reason why is apparently 18% of kids between the ages of 16 and 19 have dropped out of high school, according to the latest numbers from American Community Survey. They go on to say that 35% of the population in Crowley doesn’t have a high school diploma by the age of 25.

Now, one thing I do know is dropout percentages can sometimes be misleading. If a kid changes schools, sometimes it doesn't show that they've re-enrolled in another school.

They do say that due to the rice and crawfish industries in Crowley, maybe a high school diploma isn't necessarily needed for gainful employment.

Uh, thanks I guess?

Below are the top 10 "Dumbest Cities In Louisiana" and read the reasons why over

1. Crowley
2. St. Gabriel
3. Eunice
4. Westwego
5. Jennings
6. Bastrop
7. Morgan City
8. Opelousas
9. Denham Springs
10. New Iberia


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