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Fri April 25, 2014

Kansas Ranks Among The 'Nerdiest' States

Kansas joins other western states as the most nerdy, according to the real estate blog, Estately.
Kansas joins other western states as the most nerdy, according to the real estate blog, Estately.
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Kansas is among the "nerdiest" states, according to a playful new report from the real estate blog, Estately.

The blog ranks Kansas as the 12th nerdiest state based on an analysis of interests listed in Facebook profiles. To determine each state's ranking, Estately tallied the percentage of people who mentioned the nerdy things listed below, then ranked the cities on a per capita basis:

  1. Star Trek: The Next Generation
  2. Cosplay
  3. Harry Potter
  4. Star Wars
  5. Anime movies
  6. Dungeons & Dragons
  7. LARPing
  8. Doctor Who
  9. Fantasy lit
  10. Lord of the Rings
  11. Magic: The Gathering
  12. Comic books

Kansas scored in the top 14 along with Utah (No.1), Alaska (No.2) and Colorado (No.5). These states are what Estately calls "Nerd Heaven."

Southern states came in as the least nerdy of the bunch with Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida all considered to be "Nerd Hell."

According to Estately, the worst place to be a nerd in the United States is also in the South — Washington D.C.

Missouri came in among the more nerdy places to live at 21st. You can see all the rankings here.