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Left-Brainiest States of the Union

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2013-05-14T14:41:54Z

Photograph by Thomas Barwick         

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Red, White and Nerdy

Are you surrounded by the pocket-protector set? Bloomberg Rankings recently compiled a list of U.S. states with the highest concentrations of professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). And for you smart alecks, yes, the countdown begins with No. 51. The District of Columbia was included in the ranking.

(Here's more information about the methodology for the STEM rankings, as well as each state's job gains and highest pay.) 

--Wei Lu contributed to this report.