The smartest city in Mississippi is on the Coast, according to a career website that looked at high school graduation and dropout rates.
That city is Diamondhead, one of five Coast cities in the top 10.
Zippia.com examined 61 Mississippi cities with populations of more than 5,000 people. It used data from the latest U.S. Census American Community Survey.
"We thought this criteria was representative of the current state of smarts with the potential for a place to improve the education levels of the next generation," the survey release read. "And it's not like we are setting the education bar incredibly high -- 80 percent of students graduate from high school nowadays."
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Diamondhead has a population of 8,275. According to Zippia's data, only 3 percent of its residents 25 or older don't have a high school diploma and 0.5 percent of those 16-20 years old have dropped out of high school.
Ocean Springs is ranked No. 4 on the list, with 7.7 percent of adults without a high school diploma and 1.6 percent teen dropouts.
Bay St. Louis is ranked seventh and D'Iberville is ninth. Both have 0 percent teen dropouts. Bay St. Louis has 12.3 percent of adults without a high school diploma and D'Iberville has 15.5 percent.
Long Beach, with 11 percent adults without a high school diploma and 2.5 percent teen dropouts, is 10th.
Madison, Oxford, Starkville, Olive Branch and Clinton also made the top 10.
Nationwide, the high school graduation rate reached an all-time high of 82 percent for the 2013-14 school year.
Mississippi saw a 76 percent graduation rate in the 2012-13 school year, the last year for which data from the National Center for Educational Statistics is available.