Friday, November 17, 2006

Asian IQ estimates by state

Using the same methodology used to come up with average IQ estimates by state that correlate at over .96 with those of VCU's Professor McDaniel, Asian IQ by state follows (for states with a large enough Asian population to merit NAEP average scoring):

1) New Jersey -- 105.2
2) Massachusetts -- 104.6
3) Maryland -- 103.6
4) Texas -- 103.1
5) Illinois -- 102.8
6) Georgia -- 102.7
7) Virginia -- 102.3
8) Conneticut -- 101.9
9) North Carolina -- 101.8
10) Colorado -- 101.7
11) Pennsylvania -- 101.2
12) Oregon -- 100.9
13) Florida -- 100.0
14) California -- 100.0
15) Washington -- 99.5
16) Wisconsin -- 99.5
17) Nevada -- 98.4
18) Rhode Island -- 96.5
19) Minnesota -- 96.4
20) Alaska -- 95.9
21) Utah -- 95.6
22) Hawaii -- 93.6

"Asian", like "Hispanic", is a broad categorization with lots of diversity contained within it. While the white and black spreads between the sharpest and dullest states are about six points, for Hispanics and Asians it's about twelve.

The NAEP Asian category includes Pacific Islanders. So it has aggregated East Asians (average IQ scores around 105) with native islanders (average IQ scores around 85) as well as Indians and Southeast Asians (81 and 87, respectively, although those living in the US are likely above those averages). Hawaii and Alaska both have relatively significant Pacific Islander populations, although the non-Islander Asian population is considerably larger in both states.

5 comments:

Steve Sailer said...

Utah has lots of Mormon Pacific Islanders from places like Tonga.

Steve Sailer said...

Minnesota is low because it has lots of Hmongs, who were part of an illiterate tribal culture until three decades ago.

Steve Sailer said...

What if you guesstimated Asian IQs just off the math NAEP scores?

crush41 said...

Steve,

Thanks for the insights.

I'll do that.

crush41 said...

Asian IQ estimates, math only:

Massachusetts -- 105.0
New Jersey -- 104.1
Texas -- 103.9
Maryland -- 103.5
North Carolina -- 102.9
Georgia -- 102.5
Virginia -- 102.3
Illinois -- 102.3
Florida -- 102.1
Oregon -- 102.1
Pennsylvania -- 101.7
Washington -- 101.2
California -- 101.0
Conneticut -- 100.8
Wisconsin -- 99.6
Minnesota -- 99.4
Nevada -- 98.6
Rhode Island -- 98.1
Utah -- 97.1
Alaska -- 96.5
Hawaii -- 95.3