Utah named nerdiest state in the nation

First Published      Last Updated Apr 26 2014 08:19 pm

Seeing a line around the block for the newest "Hobbit" film or someone dressed up like your favorite boy wizard wandering around downtown Salt Lake City is pretty typical in the Beehive State.

And no wonder — research done by national real estate search site Estately ranked Utah as the nerdiest state in the nation.

"Utah is just so unbelievably nerdy it could be a Harry Potter theme park," writes Ryan Nickum, blogger for Estately.

We're just missing a certain blue phone booth.

The rankings were based on the number of people who indicated on Facebook they held the following 12 interests:

• Star Trek: The Next Generation

• Cosplay

• Harry Potter

• Star Wars

• Anime movies

• Dungeons & Dragons

• LARPing (Live Action Role-Playing)

• Doctor Who

• Fantasy lit

• Lord of the Rings

• Magic: The Gathering

• Comic books

So while Washington, D.C., took the title for Nerd Hell, Utah was deemed Nerd Heaven.

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