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Old 07-30-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Throw the Twin Cities in there with Seattle and Portland. People can be super nerdy at times there (also super cool, so the spectrum seems larger there than other places I've lived).
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Seattle and Portland = Nerd capital of the US

New Orleans and Atlanta = Not so much
Is this a black vs. white thing? Couldn't help but notice the correlation.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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I don't think the term 'nerd' needs to be defined. Watch an episode of Big Bang Theory and you will see what a nerd is like. A socially awkward know it all that's into Comic-Con related material coupled with STEM related fields.
There's quirky and then there's socially awkward. And then there's levels beyond that.

Like, someone with Asperger's in a very real way, not in the cute faux way.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Conyers, Ga
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Seattle and Portland = Nerd capital of the US

New Orleans and Atlanta = Not so much
Actually you are partially correct and partially wrong. Seattle and Portland are very "nerdy" cities. But, when you say Atlanta is not so "nerdy" you may be surprised that it is quite the nerdy city. It has even been named "The Nerdiest City."
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:14 PM
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Next up on the Demographics: Nerds.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:18 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
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Most - San Jose, Sunnyvale, Seattle
Least - Los Angeles
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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When I lived in Portland during the mid-90's, the tv market had the highest ratings nationwide for Star Trek.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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So, someone who works in the tech industry is automatically a "nerd" by default? I always thought "nerd" meant a socially awkward person. I know plenty of people who are well above average intelligence, good at math, and/or heavily into sci-fi that definitely aren't nerds. By that same token, I have met plenty of actual nerds who prefer sports over sci-fi and had C averages in school. I also know people who work in tech that are just regular people who don't fit in either category. "Nerd" seems to be another one of those words/terms that has lost it's meaning in recent times.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I technically live in a city of about 30,000 although it has so much land area the population density is extremely low and if you visited, you would never think to call it a city. We have our own schools, fire, police, hospital and utilities separate from the county.

Our nerd credentials are a lot of PhD scientists working and retired: government and related contractor businesses, national and international. We have a national lab, a science museum, and nukes for such a relatively small city. Even the science section of my retiree program has offered science classes like this coming Fall semester offerings on DNA Sequencing Technologies and Their Impact on Molecular Biology, Using Neutrons to Understand the Universe, New Developments in Isotopes and Synthetic Biology and Biofuels Production. That's not typical retiree learning program fare in the rest of the country but we have the people here who want to teach it (unpaid) and nerd (and I mean that admirably) retirees who are interested in taking these kind of classes.

I've never seen nerd statistics.
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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My two cities:
Raleigh - Nerd
Miami - Not Nerd
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