The nation’s capital is hitting the books again: Washington is America’s “most literate city,” according to a survey.

Washington returns to the top spot after being bumped by Minneapolis two years ago. (There was no survey last year.) D.C. had a four-year “most literate” reign before that.

The study, which ranks the reading habits and resources of the nation’s 82 largest cities, is based on data gathered in 2016. This is the 13th year the study has been conducted by Jack Miller, president emeritus of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn.

It measures citizens’ use of literacy through criteria including local bookstores, educational levels, Internet and library resources, and newspaper circulation.

(Miller released a Most Literate Nations list in 2016.)

The top 10 cities in the new survey:

1.  Washington, D.C.

2. Seattle

3. Minneapolis

4.  Atlanta

5. San Francisco

6. Pittsburgh

7. Portland, Ore.

8. Cincinnati

9. St. Paul, Minn.

10. Boston

How does Miller come up with his rankings?

“Being literate involves far more than being able to read,” he said in a news release. “It involves actually reading. Exhibiting literate behavior is what America’s Most Literate Cities (measures). Do people in a city support bookstores, do they have an excellent library system, do they read a local newspaper, do they practice online literacy?”

He adds that student test scores are not used in the survey.

The rest of the list:

11. Denver
12. St. Louis, MO
13. Raleigh, NC
14. Nashville-Davidson, TN
15. Durham, NC
16. Kansas City, MO
17. Austin, TX
18. Honolulu
19. Lexington-Fayette, KY
20. Colorado Springs, CO
21. Cleveland
22. Chicago
23. Columbus, OH
24. Lincoln, NE
25.5 New Orleans
25.5. Tulsa, OK
27. Orlando, FL
28. New York City
29. Indianapolis, IN
30. Oakland, CA
31. Baltimore
32. San Diego
33.5. Omaha, NE
33.5 Plano, TX
35. Philadelphia
36. Irvine, CA
37. St….