Anew study finds Florida is the No. 28 smartest state in the U.S. Currently, 65% of Americans think they have above average intelligence and 2 in 3 people say they are smarter than other people. Everyone can’t be right.
To help determine who is really the smartest, SafeHome.org released a study ranking the Smartest and Dumbest States in America using the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Education and the College Board.
The rankings were determined by analyzing the following four categories in every state.
Here are the findings in Florida:
• Adults 25+ with Bachelor’s Degrees: 18.90%
• High School Graduation Rates in 2017: 82%
• Median SAT Score in 2018-2019: 999
• ACT takers meeting subject benchmarks: 39%
Here’s how Florida fared:
• Adults 25 and older with bachelor’s degrees: 18.90%.
• High school graduation rates in 2017: 82%.
• Median SAT score in 2018-2019: 999. (This grade put Florida among the 10 lowest performing states — West Virginia had the lowest SAT scores in the U.S. at 943 and Minnesota the highest at 1,284.)
• ACT takers meeting subject benchmarks: 39%.
By comparison, New Jersey, which gave the world Bruce Springsteen (smart) and Bon Jovi (not so smart) saw a 24.20 percentage of adults with bachelor’s degrees.
Of these people, 91% are high school graduates, the median SAT score was 1,090, and the average ACT takers who met the subjects benchmarks was 64%.
Here are the 10 Smartest States in America: New Jersey, Utah, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Montana, Virginia, Kansas, Wisconsin, Oregon and Minnesota.
Here are the 10 Least Smartest States in America: Idaho, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Louisiana, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio and Kentucky.