Geekiest Cities in America


If you were to guess the most geekiest city in the US it’s likely that San Jose, California — home of Silicon Valley — would be at the top of your list. The second city to be included on the list was somewhat of a surprise to me, given the stereotypically counter-culture of Boulder, Colorado. I won’t go over the full list but rather let you see for yourself.  And if you’re interested, I left my original 2011 list at the bottom of this post.

  1. San Jose, California
  2. Boulder, Colorado
  3. Framingham, Massachusetts
  4. Huntsville, Alabama
  5. Durham, North Carolina
  6. Lowell, Massachusetts
  7. Washington, D.C.
  8. Ithaca, New York
  9. Bethesda, Maryland
  10. Seattle-Bellevue, Washington
  11. Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, Washington
  12. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
  13. Ames, Iowa
  14. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
  15. Boston, Massachusetts
  16. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  17. Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
  18. Olympia, Washington
  19. San Francisco, California
  20. Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, Florida

If you would like to learn more about each individual city, be sure to checkout the photo gallery of America’s Top 20 Geekiest Cities.

2011 Article

A recent Yahoo! News article has proclaimed the Geekiest Cities in America. The article based their findings off the National Science Foundation’s report that lists jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics throughout the United States.

Here is the countdown starting with America’s geekiest city.

  1. Silicon Valley, San Jose, California: 18.2 % of jobs are in technology or science.
  2. Boulder, Colorado: 17.4% of employment involved in technology or science.
  3. Framingham, Massachusetts: 16.6% of population works in science and math.
  4. Huntsville, Alaska: 16.2% are employed in science and math occupations.

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