Smartest Towns

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  1. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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  2. CycloneNorth

    CycloneNorth Well-Known Member

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    I ... I ... I don't ... I don't understand ... shouldn't the population be literate to be considered smart?
     
  3. Cycsk

    Cycsk Well-Known Member

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    Well, duh!
     
  4. RunDMCyclone

    RunDMCyclone Member

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    Color me shocked that most are located outside of the south!
     
  5. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

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    I'm a little surprised that Pullman is the only town of the left coast on this list
     
  6. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

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    Ithaca's full of boneheads. This whole thing is crap.
     
  7. letsCYber

    letsCYber Well-Known Member

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    the whole state of Louisiana has been snubbed. Never met anyone less than a genius there.
     
  8. Cy94

    Cy94 Member

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    Looks like relatively small towns with large universities.
     
  9. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    forgot the :jimlad: ...but in case you didn't: View attachment 20585
     
  10. Iastfan112

    Iastfan112 Well-Known Member

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    Moderately(relatively so anyways) sized college towns are full of smart people, who'd have guessed? The most curious inclusion is Appleton, no large university/college there as far as I know.
     
  11. laminak

    laminak Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious how Cedar Rapids made #30. Coe, Mt. Mercy, and Kirkwood don't fit the large university/small town mode like the others on the list.
     
  12. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that despite how highly UT holds itself, Austin is not on that list.
     
  13. cloneswereall

    cloneswereall Well-Known Member

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    Rockwell and the nuclear power plant.
     
  14. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Well-Known Member

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    I counter your Rockwell with ADM.
     
  15. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Big 12 Schools:
    4) Ames
    9) Lawrence
    25) Stillwater
    56) Morgantown
    NR) Norman
    NR) Lubbock
    NR) Austin
    NR) Ft. Worth
    NR) Waco
    NR) Manhattan
     
  16. oldman

    oldman Well-Known Member

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    Six Iowa cities in the Top 100. Not bad for having about 1% of the population.
     
  17. MNCyGuy

    MNCyGuy Well-Known Member

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    Wait, so towns where a university makes up a large percentage of the population have a higher average intelligence? I hope they spent a lot of money on this study.
     
  18. Bader

    Bader Well-Known Member

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    Throw the list out, mason jar is way too high
     
  19. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Well, take it a step further. Two Iowa public universities (UNI also did well) are smarter than the Ivy League towns that ru(i)n Washington DC. Even Lincoln and kNowledge came out good.
     
  20. MNCyGuy

    MNCyGuy Well-Known Member

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    You've got to think about the larger metropolitan areas those schools probably got lumped in with. For instance, while faculty and students at Harvard, BC, BU, MIT, etc. would bring the average up, their going to be brought down by a larger lower class population in Boston than what you'd see in Ames.
     

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