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Submission + - Regional Concentrations of Scientists and Engineers in the United States 1

DERoss writes: The National Science Foundation has publish a research paper with the subject title, which may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13330/. The lead paragraph contains the sentence "The three most populous states—California, Texas, and New York—together accounted for more than one-fourth of all S&E employment in the United States."

According to the 2010 census, however, those three states also contain more than one-fourth (26.5%) percent of the U.S. population. In other words, there is NO concentration beyond how the general population is concentrated.
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Regional Concentrations of Scientists and Engineers in the United States

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  • Take a look at the last two columns of table 1. I would hardly call 1.7% of the workforce in Mississippi versus 6.4% of the workforce in Massachusetts (and nearly 11% in DC) "no concentration". The hotspots aren't the three most populous states, though: Map [choropleth.us]

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