Washington Is 6th-Nerdiest State
(CBS Seattle)— Get out your Pokemon cards and dust off your comic books: real estate search site Estately has announced that Washington is the sixth-nerdiest state
The Estately study analyzed Facebook ‘likes’ from users of every state, and found that Washington ranks among the top 10 when it comes to fans of Star Trek, cosplay, Harry Potter, Star Wars, anime movies, Dungeons & Dragons, LARP-ing, Doctor Who, fantasy literature, Lord of the Rings, Magic: The Gathering and comic books.
The study recaps Washington’s results in a state profile, and notes that the state’s “nerd status” should come as no surprise given the number of tech companies — including Microsoft — located in the area. Washington ranks second when comes to the number of fans of Lord of the Rings and fourth in overall percentage of Magic: The Gathering fans.
Washington was beat out by Utah (which ranked first overall, and first or second in most individual categories), Alaska, Wyoming, Idaho and Colorado.
At the other end of the spectrum, Washington D.C., Mississippi, New Jersey, Georgia and Alabama had the fewest nerds.
Also interesting: the study notes that states with larger populations tend to have a lower percentage of nerds, and that the highest population of nerds live in Western, rural states.
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