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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998
Table 14
Patents Issued per 100,000 Population, 1995
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Delaware 58.4 27 North Carolina 17.1
2 Connecticut 54.2 28 Iowa 16.5
3 Minnesota 42.7 29 New Mexico 16.4
4 Massachusetts 40.9 30 Wyoming 15.4
5 New Hampshire 39.6 31 Missouri 15.3
6 New Jersey 38.6 32 Montana 14.9
7 California 33.8 33 Nevada 14.9
8 Colorado 32.5 34 Georgia 14.3
9 Michigan 32.4 35 Virginia 14.3
10 Idaho 31.2 36 Tennessee 13.7
11 NEW YORK 29.6 37 South Carolina 13.5
12 Vermont 29.6 38 Kansas 12.3
13 Illinois 28.8 39 Maine 11.4
14 Utah 27.6 40 Nebraska 10.3
15 Wisconsin 27.5 41 North Dakota 10.3
16 Ohio 27.3 42 Louisiana 9.4
17 Oregon 27.0 43 Kentucky 9.1
18 Arizona 26.1 44 West Virginia 8.8
19 Rhode Island 26.0 45 Alabama 8.1
20 Pennsylvania 24.5 46 Alaska 8.0
21 Texas 23.2 47 Hawaii 6.3
22 Washington 22.7 48 Arkansas 5.8
23 Maryland 22.3 49 South Dakota 5.5
24 Indiana 22.3 50 Mississippi 5.1
25 Oklahoma 18.5 U.S. Average 24.6
26 Florida 17.2 N.Y.S. % above avg. 20.3%
Source: U.S. Patent Office; CQ State Fact Finder


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