Average IQ By State Comparison

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The decline in IQ tests has been a subject of various theories. Several factors have been cited, including things like poor schools, bad food, and a lot of screen time. An alternative theory suggests that IQs are falling because people with lower IQs have more children. Idiocracy is one you may have seen, As you can see, there are a lot of variations among the United States. In terms of average IQ, here are the states. As a result, while the nation as a whole averages 98 IQ points, individual states can have IQ’s six or four points higher or lower than Our last article listed the average life expectancy for each of the 50 states, which proved to be an educational exercise. Thus, here are the average IQ scores for people living in those 50 states. The Washington Post has reported that IQ scores have been falling within the states for the past few decades, a report compiled by former professor Michael McDaniel. However, the IQ test in and of itself is a controversial issue. In fact, for this list, The Washington Post took into account not only IQ test scores, but also average SAT and ACT scores, as well as the percentage of college graduates in each state.

IQ test results

 

  1. Massachusetts    104.3
  2. New Hampshire    104.2
  3. North Dakota    103.8
  4. Vermont    103.8
  5. Minnesota    103.7
  6. Maine    103.4
  7. Montana    103.4
  8. Iowa    103.2
  9. Connecticut    103.1
  10. Wisconsin    102.9
  11. Kansas    102.8
  12. New Jersey    102.8
  13. South Dakota    102.8
  14. Wyoming    102.4
  15. Nebraska    102.3
  16. Virginia    101.9
  17. Washington    101.9
  18. Ohio    101.8
  19. Indiana    101.7
  20. Colorado    101.6
  21. Pennsylvania    101.5
  22. Idaho    101.4
  23. Oregon    101.2
  24. Utah    101.1
  25. Missouri    101
  26. New York    100.7
  27. Michigan    100.5
  28. Delaware    100.4
  29. North Carolina    100.2
  30. Texas    100
  31. Illinois    99.9
  32. Maryland    99.7
  33. Rhode Island    99.5
  34. Kentucky    99.4
  35. Oklahoma    99.3
  36. Alaska    99
  37. West Virginia    98.7
  38. Florida    98.4
  39. South Carolina    98.4
  40. Georgia    98
  41. Tennessee    97.7
  42. Arkansas    97.5
  43. Arizona    97.4
  44. Nevada    96.5
  45. Alabama    95.7
  46. New Mexico    95.7
  47. Hawaii    95.6
  48. California    95.5
  49. Louisiana    95.3
  50. Mississippi    94.2

 

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