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Table 12
Patents Issued Per 100,000 Residents, 1996
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Delaware 64.6 27 Iowa 16.6
2 Connecticut 51.7 28 Oklahoma 15.8
3 Vermont 44.0 29 Montana 14.9
4 Minnesota 42.8 30 Georgia 14.6
5 Massachusetts 42.3 31 Missouri 14.5
6 New Jersey 40.3 32 South Carolina 14.3
7 New Hampshire 39.4 33 Virginia 14.2
8 California 35.4 34 New Mexico 14.2
9 Michigan 34.1 35 Tennessee 13.3
10 Colorado 33.4 36 Nevada 13.0
11 Illinois 30.8 37 Kansas 13.0
12 NEW YORK 30.3 38 Wyoming 10.8
13 Idaho 30.0 39 Nebraska 10.7
14 Utah 29.2 40 Maine 9.8
15 Rhode Island 29.2 41 Louisiana 9.7
16 Oregon 28.7 42 North Dakota 9.6
17 Wisconsin 28.5 43 Kentucky 9.3
18 Ohio 27.4 44 Hawaii 8.9
19 Pennsylvania 25.9 45 Alaska 8.6
20 Arizona 25.0 46 Alabama 7.4
21 Washington 23.5 47 West Virginia 7.3
22 Indiana 23.2 48 South Dakota 7.1
23 Texas 22.7 49 Arkansas 6.4
24 Maryland 22.0 50 Mississippi 6.0
25 North Carolina 18.7 U.S. Average 25.1
26 Florida 17.1 N.Y.S. % above 20.7%
Source: U.S. Patent Office; CQ's State Fact Finder 1998
Numbers of patents are one indication of states' positions
in the growing competition to develop new technology.

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