Colorado Is One of the Smartest States in The Country
There's a long list of reasons why Colorado is so amazing, and being one of the smartest states in the entire U.S. is definitely one of them.
According to a recent report from WorldPopulationReview, Colorado has been ranked in the top 10 list of the smartest states in America.
Where Did Colorado Rank for the Smartest States in America?
Colorado narrowly made the top 10 list for the smartest states in America, placing in at #10.
Here is the top 10 list of the smartest states in America:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
If you haven't noticed, it appears as though the smartest states in America are in the Northeast, Midwest, and the West, with not one state from the South cracking the top 10. Yikes.
What Metrics Were Used for the 10 Smartest States in America?
To find out the 10 smartest states in America, the following metrics were used:
- IQ scores
- SAT scores
- ACT scores and
- the percentage of college graduates in each state
Using a combination of these 4 metrics, WorldPopulationReview was able to determine the top 10 smartest states in America.
Do Coloradans Have A High Average IQ?
Combining the above 4 metrics placed Colorado in the top 10 list of the smartest states in America, but unfortunately Colorado doesn't make the cut when it comes to the top 10 states with the highest average IQ scores.
Here are the 10 states with the highest average IQ:
- Massachusetts (104.3)
- New Hampshire (104.2)
- North Dakota (103.8)
- Vermont (103.8)
- Minnesota (103.7)
- Maine (103.4)
- Montana (103.4)
- Iowa (103.2)
- Connecticut (103.1)
- Wisconsin (102.9)
The national average IQ in America is reported to be 100.34. While Colorado didn't make the top 10 states with the highest average IQ, the state does beat the national average with a score of 101.6.