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Old 06-29-2019, 12:28 PM
 
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Interesting that Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Madison are ranked the same. The states that don't have a city ranked, don't have cities of medium population. Doesn't mean there aren't plenty of smart people there, though.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: OC
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Needs are engineers or people with hard skills like math and science. Houston, Seattle and silicon valley are nerdy . LA and DC are least nerdy. Movies and politics are not strong math and science.
I would flip Houston and DC. Houston is not nerdy.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Huntsville AL is one of the nerdiest
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Old 06-29-2019, 09:40 PM
 
Location: The Stinky Onion
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I would flip Houston and DC. Houston is not nerdy.
Yeah, the only "nerdy" city in Texas is Austin. Just because tech is big in Houston and Dallas IMO doesn't make those cities "nerdy".
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Old 06-30-2019, 04:59 AM
 
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San Jose , most nerdy. Honolulu, least.
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:32 PM
 
Location: plano
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The Bay Area is number 1, followed by a tie between Boston and Seattle. I don’t know that Portland is actually that nerdy - a lot of hipsters, hippies, and townies but not as nerdy as some may expect.

For least nerdy Id say San Diego (even with Comic-con), Philly, and Las Vegas.
Data is a good thing, I agree with the best metric is what percent of jobs in an area are STEM. The Bay area would be in deed number 1. I was surprised by Wichita being so high but should not have been. DC metro shocks me more as I think of STEM jobs there being in a support role of the big bloated fed gov not the producers of a product sold like the other locations. Austin and Houston are in deed high, DFW is not very high and I would agree it is least STEM focused of the big Texas cities. Detriots higher than I would have guessed based upon how much smaller the auto industry there is now vs historically. Great question and thread topic OP and thanks for the date. Portland? Nope lol

An observation about nerdiness. STEM employment captures the productive or nerdys who add value to society. Some definitions of nerds seems to capture those who do not add to or fit into productive society. Comicon? lol or just being socially awkward does not mean productive or non producitve, the job they hold tells the story to me not how they look or act.

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