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WASHINGTON (AP) – A new survey says the D.C. region ranks first among the country’s 10 largest metropolitan areas based on life expectancy, education and income.

The report by the American Human Development Project, an initiative of the nonprofit Social Science Research Council, will be released Wednesday.

Sarah Burd-Sharps, a co-author of the report, says Washington’s overall well-being score isn’t remarkably higher than those of nine other metropolitan areas. But she says individual statistics reveal larger gaps.

The report found that about 47 percent of people in the Washington region have at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with 41 percent in the second-ranked Boston region.

The Washington region also is the most affluent in the country, with a median household income of $85,000.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new survey says the D.C. region ranks first among the country’s 10 largest metropolitan areas based on life expectancy, education and income.

The report by the American Human Development Project, an initiative of the nonprofit Social Science Research Council, will be released Wednesday.

Sarah Burd-Sharps, a co-author of the report, says Washington’s overall well-being score isn’t remarkably higher than those of nine other metropolitan areas. But she says individual statistics reveal larger gaps.

The report found that about 47 percent of people in the Washington region have at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with 41 percent in the second-ranked Boston region.

The Washington region also is the most affluent in the country, with a median household income of $85,000.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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