The US is on course to become the world’s most literate nation, with the average person reading an average of 10,000 words per day, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau.
It is also the highest in the world, surpassing the average of 8,500 words per person in the United Kingdom, which had an average reading of 7,400 per day.
The US is the third-most literate country after Britain and Canada.
The UK has the highest reading rate among the three, followed by Australia, New Zealand and Canada, with a reading rate of about 6,000 per person.
But, for the most part, the United States remains behind other countries in terms of reading.
The average US resident reads an average 8,000 to 10,065 words per month, according a US Census Bureau report.
The Census Bureau says that average number is about 6-8,000 more words than the UK and Canada have each year in the past 10 years.
The average US household has an average vocabulary of about 2,800 words, according the latest Census Bureau data.
The census said that the average US citizen spends about $17,000 a year on school supplies, including textbooks, computers, paper and other supplies.
The average American family spends about half that amount on groceries and school supplies.