Michigan is not the smartest state, but the Great Lakes State is not the dumbest either.

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Does Michigan even crack the top 10 on the list of smartest states in the US?

No. Michigan is not in the top 10. The top ten smartest states in the US are as follows,

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Connecticut
  3. Maryland
  4. Virginia
  5. Vermont
  6. New Hampshire
  7. New Jersey
  8. Colorado
  9. Minnesota
  10. Washington

Many New England states are on the list, but unfortunately for Michiganders, not the one shaped like a mitten.

Is Michigan in the top 20 on the list of smartest states in the US?

No. Michigan is not in the top 20 either.

Where is Michigan on the list of smartest states in the US?

Brace yourself - Michigan comes in at #28 on the list of smartest states in the US.

What data was used to determine the smartest states in the US?

According to World Population Review, the following criteria were used to determine the smartest states in the US,

 'IQ scoresSAT scoresACT scores, and the percentage of college graduates in each state. An intelligence score is created for each state by determining the percentage-point difference between a state’s score and the national median score.

Positive scores indicate that the state’s score was above the national median and negative scores indicate that the state’s score was below. Each state’s IQ value was doubled when the scores were added up.'

You can see the complete list of smartest states in order below.

Here's to Michigan not being the absolute dumbest state.

World Population Review
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