10 States with the Highest Average IQ in America

What do you think the states with the highest average IQ in America are? Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. Intelligence quotient is a universal measure of intelligence and is often to used to filter out smart people from a crowd. However, new research has found that since there are various types of intelligence, one consolidated IQ score is not only unrealistic, but impractical.

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So should the IQ score we have come to respect so much be considered obsolete? Well, I don’t think so. While the complex workings of the human brain may seem too oversimplified when encapsulated in a single number, it can still not be completely ignored. Since intelligence is not something tangible and concrete, it is hard to assign a number to it, something the general IQ test attempts to do. It is obvious that the number will not be accurate but it will safely be in the ballpark, thus providing a useful measure to assess an individual.

Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three  states with the highest average IQ in America.

The first state is Iowa. As per data released by the White House compiled by US News, the state of Iowa holds the distinction for being the state with the highest sachool graduation rate  in the country. The rate stands at a whopping 90.8 percent and while high school graduation rates may not be a great representation of the state’s average IQ, they still might be closely related to the latter. The next state should be Minnesota. With 103.7 as its average IQ, Minnesota comes in at number 5 on our list. So it’s no surprise that Minneapolis, the largest city in the state, was ranked the most literate city in the country by a survey conducted by USA Today. At last, but not least let’s check North Dakota.  Even smaller than Montana when it comes to population, North Dakota makes up for in intelligence what it lacks in man power.

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 states with the highest average IQ in America


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