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TheStreet.com: The 10 Dumbest /Smartest States in America

This is annual ranking based on education (% people with bachelor, SAT score ) median income and other metrics.

The methodology used to arrive at this ranking is explained before the actual ranking


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http://www.thestreet.com/story/12712...n-america.html

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- When writing an article ranking the "smartest" and "dumbest" states in the Union it is important to explain your methodology.
This list is based on the level of education a certain percentage of the residents of each state achieves.

According to information compiled by the website infoplease.com, as of 2010 men with a BA make 60% more than their counterparts with a high school diploma -- $40,000 to $64,000 -- while women with BA's make 56.6% more than their counterparts with a lower level of education -- $30,000 to $47,000.


And the gulf is widening. Twenty years ago male college graduates only made 47.5% more than high school grads while female BA holders made 53% more.

For this reason there is some correlation between states with higher percentages of people with Bachelor's and advanced degrees also having fewer people living below the poverty line.


One would think that states with more colleges and universities per capita might do better on this list but that is not necessarily the case.
Vermont -- number 8 on the smartest list -- has the most schools per capita with 1 university per 36,545.3 residents, while New Jersey -- number 6 on the smartest list -- has the second lowest number of schools per capita with 1 university per 526,764.8 residents.

Average SAT scores also do not accurately reflect the level of education as certain states with higher average SAT scores have a smaller percentage of students taking the test.
North Dakotan students for example had an average SAT score of 1799 in 2013, good for second in the country. However, the state only had a 2% participation rate.


Intuitively states offering better jobs will attract better educated residents.
The correlation between states offering better opportunities and the number of college graduates residing there is strong.
Maryland -- number 3 on the smartest list -- leads the nation in median household income at $70,004 while Mississippi and West Virginia -- numbers three and one respectively on the dumbest list -- are at the bottom of the median household income list.

Here is a list of the 10 "smartest" and "dumbest" states based on percentage of the population with Bachelor's degrees...



10 Smartest States

10: Minnesota



% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 31.5%Median Household Income (2011): $56,954 (11th)Average SAT Score (2013): 1780

The land of 10,000 lakes is home to 31 of the top 1000 publicly traded companies in the country including Target (TGT_), SuperValu (SVU_) and Best Buy (BBY_). The world famous Mayo Clinic is also located in the Minnesota and employs 30,000 people in the state. As of 2006, more than 90% of seniors in the Minnesota public school system graduated, while the state led the country with the highest average ACT score in 200



9: New Hampshire


% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 32%Median Household Income (2013): $60,567 (7th)Average SAT Score (2013): 1567

New Hampshire boasts the seventh highest median household income in the country at $60,567. The state also has no general sales tax and no personal income tax. As of October 2010 the state's unemployment rate was 5.4%. According to a study by Phoenix Marketing International in 2013, the state had the eight-largest concentration of millionaires per capita in the country with a ratio of 6.48%.



8: New York


% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 32.4%Median Household Income (2011): $55,246 (16th) Average SAT Score (2013): 1463
The state of New York is home to the country's largest city, New York City, which is home to some of the biggest companies in the United States. Telecom companies like Verizon (VZ_), banking institutions like JP Morgan (JPM_) and Citigroup (C_) and media conglomerates like ABC (DIS_), CBS (CBS_) and NBC (CMCSA_)all call New York home. New York's gross state product in 2010 was $1.16 trillion, third in the country behind California and Texas.



7: Vermont

% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 33.1%Median Household Income (2011): $52,776 (19th)

Average SAT Score (2013):
1540

The state boasts the second lowest unemployment rate in the country at 3.3%, behind only North Dakota. Vermont is home to IBM (IBM_) which employs 5,400 people in the state and Fletcher Allen Health Care which employs another 5,000 Vermonters. Vermont has the lowest ratio of teachers to pupils in the country and 91% of the eligible population has graduated from high school.



6: Virginia


% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 34%

Median Household Income: $61,280 (8th)

Average SAT Score
: 1528

The Commonwealth of Virginia has the eighth highest median household income in the country at $61,280 with nearly 10% of households earning at least $200,000. The state boasted an unemployment rate of 5% as of March of this year. The Northern Virginia area, just across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., is the hub for employment for the northern part of the state, while the tidewater region with major naval bases in Norfolk, contribute to employment in the eastern and southern parts of the state.



5: New Jersey



% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 34.5%

Median Household Income (2013): $69,667 (2nd)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1521

New Jersey posted the third highest per capita income in the country at $51,358 and a median household income of $69,667, second highest in the country. New Jersey is a hub for the pharmaceutical, chemical development, food processing and telecom industries. The state does have a high unemployment rate - 6.9%-- highlighting the disparity between the haves and the have nots in the state. New Jersey also has the highest disparity in the nation between what it pays in federal taxes ($77 billion) to what it receives from the federal government ($55 billion).



4: Connecticut


% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 35.6%

Median Household Income (2011): $67,276 (4th)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1532

Connecticut's personal income per capita was the highest in the nation last year at $60,847 while median household income was $67,276. Connecticut also has the second largest gap in the U.S. between the average incomes of the top 1% of the state's residents and the bottom 99%. The state's gross state product in 2012 was $229.9 billion. Connecticut is home to some of the oldest and most prestigious private schools and universities in the country, including Yale and Wesleyan Universities.


3: Maryland


% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 35.7%

Median Household Income (2012): $71,122 (1st)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1483

Maryland households are the wealthiest in the country with a median household income of $71,122. 15.5% of the state's workforce are employed in high paying, high skilled professional, scientific or management careers, the highest percentage in the country. As of May this year the state boasted a 5.5% unemployment rate.


2: Colorado



% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 35.9%

Median Household Income (2012): $56,765 (15th)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1721

Colorado was listed as the third best state for business in the country by CNBC in 2010. The state has the third highest concentration of professional, scientific and management workers behind only Maryland and Virginia and has a median household income of $56,765. 6.6% of the state's households earn abover $200,000 a year. Samsonite, Russel Stover Candies, Coors (TAP_) beer and Celestial Seasonings teas are all headquartered in the state. The United States Air Force Academy calls the state home as well as multiple military installations including NORAD.






1: Massachusetts


% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 38.2%

Median Household Income (2013): $65,339 (5th)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1553

Massachusetts is home to some of the most prestigious schools in the world including Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tuffts University, Boston College and Wellesley also call the state home.
The state reported a gross state product of $404 billion in 2012, while per capita personal income was third highest in the nation at $53,221.
Median household income in the state was $65,339 last year.
Nearly a third of working residents in the state were employed in education, health care or social assistance.


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Re: TheStreet.com: The 10 Dumbest /Smartest States in America

And now the dumbest.


Or do you call any of these states home?
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10 Dumbest States



10: Tennessee







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% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 23%


Median Household Income (2012):
42,764 (44th)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1709

Tennessee's economy is centered on textiles, livestock, and electrical power, jobs that do not require advanced educational degrees. The state has over 82,000 farms, 60% of which are used to raise cattle. Fortune 500 companies FedEx (FDX_), Autozone (AZO_) and International Paper call the state's largest city, Memphis, home, while Nashville is the hub of the country music recording industry. Despite this, Tennessee's 17.9% poverty rate ranks 39 in the country.



9: Oklahoma


% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 22.7%

Median Household Income (2012): $44,312 (41st)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1689

Oklahoma's economy is driven by the energy industry, with aviation and food processing also offering employment opportunities in the state. Of the 1.7 million person strong labor force, 23% work in the public sector -- the leading employment opportunity in the state -- while the transportation and utilities sector accounted for another 16.4% of the jobs in the state. The American Airlines (AAL_) global maintenance and engineering headquarters in Tulsa is the largest airline maintenance base in the world. Oklahoma's 17.2% poverty rate ranks 35th in the country.



8: Indiana

% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 22.5%

Median Household Income (2012): $46,974 (32nd)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1470

Indiana's economy is driven by manufacturing with the Calumet region representing the largest steel producing area in the U.S. The state's largest city, Indianapolis, is home to the international headquarters of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (LLY_), while Evansville is home to the headquarters of Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN_). The state boasts the second highest number of biopharmaceutical related jobs in the country. Despite the strong biotech presence in pockets of the state, Indiana's economy rests on the shoulders of semi-skilled labor. The state's 15.6% poverty rate ranks in the bottom half of the U.S.


7: Alabama


% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 22%

Median Household Income (2012): $41,574 (47th)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1608

The majority of Alabama's workforce is in the public sector with Redstone Aresenal (25,373), the University of Alabama (18,750), Maxwell Air Force Base (12,280), the state itself (9,500) and the Mobile County Public School System (8,100) rounding out the top five employers in the state. Regions Financial Corporation (RF_), BBVA Compass and Superior Bancorp also call the Cotton State home. The state's median household income is the third lowest in the country and the poverty rate of 19% ranks 45th in the country.



6: Nevada


% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 21.8%

Median Household Income (2012): $49,760 (27th)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1454

While much of Nevada's economy is tied to the vice industry -- gambling and prostitution -- the state also relies on mining and cattle ranching as economic drivers. Billions of dollars in gold is mined in the state every year: 79% of all the gold mined in the country comes from Nevada, accounting for 8.9% of the world's production. While the public sector holds the top three employment opportunities in the state, Wynn Las Vegas (WYNN_), the Bellagio, MGM Grand (MGM_), Aria Resort, Mandalay Bay and Caesars Palace (CZR_) make up most of the rest of the top ten. The state's 16.4% poverty rate ranks 32nd in the country.



5: Louisiana


% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 21.4%

Median Household Income (2012): $42,944 (43rd)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1655

Louisiana is the largest crawfish producer in the world, accounting for 90% of the world's supply. The seafood industry supplies 16,000 jobs to the state's residents. The state's location at the mouth of the Mississippi River Delta is central to its economy with the Port of South Louisiana being the largest shipping port in the Western Hemisphere by volume. Louisiana receives the fourth highest average of dollars from the federal government compared to how much is paid out in taxes at $1.35 per dollar taxed. Some 20% of residents live below the poverty line, ranking the state 49th in the country.



4: Kentucky



% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 21%

Median Household Income (2012): $41,724 (46th)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1741

Kentucky's agricultural and livestock industries are alive and well. The state ranks fifth in goat farming, eigth in beef cattle production and 14th in corn production. Six Fortune 500 companies, Humana (HUM_), Yum Brands (YUM_), Ashland (ASH_), Omnicare (OCR_), General Cable (BGC_) and Kindred Healthcare (KND_), also call the Bluegrass state home. Kentucky ranks fourth in the country in the number of automobiles and trucks assembled in the state. The state's coal industry has taken a hit in recent years and the poverty rate of 19.4% is the fourth worst in the country.



3: Mississippi


% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 19.6%

Median Household Income (2012): $37,095 (50th)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1673

Mississippi is the state of a bygone era. Prior to the Civil War Mississippi's agricultural economy -- and reliance on slave labor -- made it the fifth wealthiest state in the country. However currently it is near the bottom in most economic and educational measures. Mississippi residents received $2.02 in federal spending for every dollar they paid in taxes. The state has the highest poverty rate in the country at 24.2%.



2: Arkansas



% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 18.9%

Median Household Income (2012): $40,112 (49th)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1697

Arkansas is home to four Fortune 500 companies including the world's largest retailer, Walmart (WMT_). Former President Bill Clinton is also a native son of the state. The state ranks fourth in the country in lumber production thanks to the Arkansas Timberlands. The state has the second lowest cost of doing business according to a CNBC study with the 5th lowest cost of living in the country. However the state's 7.5% unemployment rate is high and the 19.8% poverty rate is was 48th in the nation.



1: West Virginia


% of Population With Bachelor's Degrees: 17.3%

Median Household Income (2012): $40,196 (48th)

Average SAT Score (2013): 1513

The "dumbest" state on our list has a median income that is the third lowest in the country and a poverty rate of 17.8%, or 38th in the country. Despite this, the city of Morgantown, home to West Virginia University, was ranked by Forbes as one of the 10 best small cities in which to do business in 2010. In an effort to attract businesses, the state's corporate income tax is set to be reduced to 6.5% from 8.5% this year. The state's once robust coal industry has taken a hit as the industry faces increased competition from other energy sources and tougher regulations. Despite this downturn, the state exported $2.9 billion worth of coal last year and the industry employs 30,000 West Virginians.
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Interesting to note that the 10 "smartest" states voted for Democrats the last two elections and 9 of the 10 "dumbest" voted for Republicans both times. Republicans have become the party for the less educated, which is interesting considering the history of the two parties.
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I thought Alaska might be one of the 10 dumbest...apparently not.
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Interesting to note that the 10 "smartest" states voted for Democrats the last two elections and 9 of the 10 "dumbest" voted for Republicans both times. Republicans have become the party for the less educated, which is interesting considering the history of the two parties.
As you can see, I made an editorial decision to color code the 2 categories, in what has now become a convention blue ( democrats) and red(republicans)


Also, note dumbest states stand to benefit more form the ACA, but some their governors oppose the implement the law.
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I thought Michigan would be in Dumbest 10 for sure
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Do graduates of top universities tend to stay at the particular states for work? That might explain.
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Do graduates of top universities tend to stay at the particular states for work? That might explain.
True, in some aspect, but not always.

In Massachusetts, where I live, in addition top notch universities, there are also several research institutions in life science and high technology affiliated with the universities.
During their junior and senior years, many students take internship in these institution and end up staying.

Also, a number private, for profit businesses work closely with certain University departments and at times shape their curriculum to tailor some of the contents toward available area of future grows for their own companies.

These are all factors that contribute to a relatively high retention of local university graduates.

If it were not for the high cost of living in Boston, the retention rate would be even much higher.


Also, having MIT, Harvard medical school, Business school, and Law school is a luxury to local companies R&D department, hospitals and start-up companies many states do not have.
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Re: TheStreet.com: The 10 Dumbest /Smartest States in America

I thought California would be better - but it is Colorado, the only intelligent state in the West
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but why Colorado but not California though? Is that because California is too big?
I don't know, for sure , but I tend to agree with you.

Despite its outstanding school of higher learning, the size of California with its high number of new immigrants stuck in agriculture jobs, paying low wages, mean children at school age won't have the best opportunities to attend K-8 school to prepare them to attend those outstanding universities.
That also drive down the median income and average STA score for the state, metrics that are part of the measurement.
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I thought Alaska might be one of the 10 dumbest...apparently not.
I would've expected it to rank in the 10 smartest; Anchorage is one of the more-educated cities in the US (20% of adults have a graduate degree), the state is booming in engineering and technology fields, and there's a high percentage of retirees with college degrees (and a lot of MFAs who find it a good place to work).

Don't let Sarah Palin and her absolute-zero IQ color your impression of a great place to live.
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What a joke....

Rating states for dumbest/smartest on stats from a select few of a states population is laughable.
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I would've expected it to rank in the 10 smartest; Anchorage is one of the more-educated cities in the US (20% of adults have a graduate degree), the state is booming in engineering and technology fields, and there's a high percentage of retirees with college degrees (and a lot of MFAs who find it a good place to work).
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Old May 30th, 2014, 03:50 PM   #14
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Re: TheStreet.com: The 10 Dumbest /Smartest States in America

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What a joke....

Rating states for dumbest/smartest on stats from a select few of a states population is laughable.
Why is it joke?

You can rank the 50 states in smartest ranking order; then take the top 10 as the smartest and the last 10 as the dumbest?
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Re: TheStreet.com: The 10 Dumbest /Smartest States in America

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I would've expected it to rank in the 10 smartest; Anchorage is one of the more-educated cities in the US (20% of adults have a graduate degree), the state is booming in engineering and technology fields, and there's a high percentage of retirees with college degrees (and a lot of MFAs who find it a good place to work).

Don't let Sarah Palin and her absolute-zero IQ color your impression of a great place to live.
Anchorage is one city in Alaska

As for Palin, as counter intuitive as it might sound, her meteoric rise in her income might help offset education and SAT score
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