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Old 01-24-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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The absolute average is 100, but average IQ is the range 85-115. It's called a standard deviation dude.

Thought I'd add this to reinforce the idea that everyone's state is average:

IQ reference chart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Saying that "no state is below average IQ" is quite diff. from saying none is below one SD from average.

Just because the avg. IQ is within 1 SD doesn't mean there's not a significant and statistically valid difference between a state of say IQ 95 and IQ 105. The chart you posted just shows that educators/psychologists consider within 1 SD from average (100) to be "average intelligence" - that's different from average IQ. And there is a huge difference between someone with IQ 85 and IQ 115!!!!! Like the difference between a career as a janitor and a career as a white-collar professional.

Yes, they are all within normal healthy parameters. If a state had below 85 IQ, it would have serious problems.
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: SC
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I'm from MA and that makes me happy to see that were at the top of the game!!!!!!!!! I can also say that it's not the state that makes learning its how we educate ourselves with the help of others.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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According to 2007 U.S. Census data, Massachusetts ranks 3rd highest in population density. New Jersey and Rhode Island rank 1st and 2nd. This means Massachusetts is one of the least rural states in the country.

List of U.S. states by population density - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://tinyurl.com/6oz3j - broken link)

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Mass is pretty rural once you get to the central/western region. At least to someone who's from a city.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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That's because of eastern Mass. I've been to western Mass to visit friends and it's rural like upstate NY.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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Both of the states I've lived in are similar. Ohio at 101.8 and Colorado at 101.6.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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I think this poll also suffers from a low IQ...lol. I couldn't care less if my state is generally lower, or higher, but where on earth did this info come from, and how did they come up with it..?? I think it's complete BS.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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Massachusetts has rural areas but they're nothing compared to the rural areas in other states. Even with Atlanta, Georgia is ranked 18th. Even with Phoenix, Arizona is ranked 33rd (below the national average).
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Massachusetts has rural areas but they're nothing compared to the rural areas in other states. Even with Atlanta, Georgia is ranked 18th. Even with Phoenix, Arizona is ranked 33rd (below the national average).
I think that this is true. Even in Western Massachusetts, you don't really have places where you can't encounter people. Most of the wilderness has been destroyed. "Rural" in Massachusetts means fewer people than Boston and the suburbs, and not a total lack of people at all like other states may have. This is made further apparent by the fact that there are no unincorporated areas in the state. People live everywhere.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Yes, they are all within normal healthy parameters.
And I'm pretty sure this was my original point. "Well, considering that no state is even close to below average." You can argue semantics with someone else.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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According to 2007 U.S. Census data, Massachusetts ranks 3rd highest in population density. New Jersey and Rhode Island rank 1st and 2nd. This means Massachusetts is one of the least rural states in the country.

List of U.S. states by population density - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://tinyurl.com/6oz3j - broken link)
Don't confuse average density with how rural/urban a state is. Ever hear about the guy who drowned in the river that was 6 inches deep?
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