Table 8-51
Patents awarded per 1,000 individuals in science and engineering occupations, by state: 2003, 2006, and 2010
 
  Patents awarded   Individuals in S&E occupations   Patents/1,000 individuals in S&E occupations
State 2003 2006 2010   2003 2006 2010   2003 2006 2010
 
United States 87,864 89,795 107,765   4,961,550 5,407,710 5,549,980   17.7 16.6 19.4
Alabama 397 357 444   56,380 66,100 68,450   7.0 5.4 6.5
Alaska 37 36 28   10,600 10,720 15,430   3.5 3.4 1.8
Arizona 1,584 1,705 1,976   92,120 98,110 102,870   17.2 17.4 19.2
Arkansas 152 138 144   21,340 24,860 29,200   7.1 5.6 4.9
California 19,688 22,275 27,337   676,180 730,010 758,830   29.1 30.5 36.0
Colorado 2,069 2,118 2,135   124,140 133,730 143,210   16.7 15.8 14.9
Connecticut 1,667 1,652 1,875   81,380 79,380 74,990   20.5 20.8 25.0
Delaware 346 357 367   17,370 21,550 20,920   19.9 16.6 17.5
District of Columbia 49 63 82   54,890 64,120 59,870   0.9 1.0 1.4
Florida 2,563 2,600 2,978   221,070 246,190 239,600   11.6 10.6 12.4
Georgia 1,333 1,487 1,905   144,170 136,470 145,220   9.2 10.9 13.1
Hawaii 75 84 121   16,090 18,940 19,500   4.7 4.4 6.2
Idaho 1,803 1,663 1,095   22,150 NA 24,130   81.4 NA 45.4
Illinois 3,296 3,294 3,611   211,230 222,470 197,120   15.6 14.8 18.3
Indiana 1,385 1,165 1,492   78,410 80,110 90,710   17.7 14.5 16.4
Iowa 665 666 763   37,320 43,670 44,140   17.8 15.3 17.3
Kansas 428 492 615   51,970 48,620 48,970   8.2 10.1 12.6
Kentucky 439 413 536   45,230 44,680 48,790   9.7 9.2 11.0
Louisiana 390 321 304   41,900 40,180 44,200   9.3 8.0 6.9
Maine 150 142 211   15,020 15,950 17,470   10.0 8.9 12.1
Maryland 1,453 1,410 1,578   149,250 159,470 166,700   9.7 8.8 9.5
Massachusetts 3,908 4,011 4,923   184,690 198,670 208,160   21.2 20.2 23.7
Michigan 3,857 3,758 3,823   182,940 208,520 176,570   21.1 18.0 21.7
Minnesota 2,953 2,957 3,597   117,120 125,930 125,100   25.2 23.5 28.8
Mississippi 162 119 145   22,190 24,910 23,770   7.3 4.8 6.1
Missouri 823 721 975   84,150 96,420 102,300   9.8 7.5 9.5
Montana 121 121 105   11,450 13,010 14,620   10.6 9.3 7.2
Nebraska 185 186 214   30,710 32,500 30,930   6.0 5.7 6.9
Nevada 389 386 540   22,330 26,930 26,840   17.4 14.3 20.1
New Hampshire 677 602 725   23,430 27,680 29,200   28.9 21.7 24.8
New Jersey 3,522 3,172 3,874   161,420 176,460 185,360   21.8 18.0 20.9
New Mexico 390 344 434   33,600 30,800 36,130   11.6 11.2 12.0
New York 6,234 5,627 7,082   272,440 306,810 NA   22.9 18.3 NA
North Carolina 1,871 1,974 2,636   132,440 138,790 155,030   14.1 14.2 17.0
North Dakota 55 66 107   8,430 9,360 11,050   6.5 7.1 9.7
Ohio 3,183 2,630 3,230   177,100 185,190 195,840   18.0 14.2 16.5
Oklahoma 516 544 516   44,360 50,770 44,190   11.6 10.7 11.7
Oregon 1,665 2,060 2,040   61,230 64,520 NA   27.2 31.9 NA
Pennsylvania 3,182 2,842 3,351   185,560 214,910 NA   17.1 13.2 NA
Rhode Island 266 269 276   18,740 18,060 18,210   14.2 14.9 15.2
South Carolina 571 577 517   48,740 53,230 56,230   11.7 10.8 9.2
South Dakota 80 74 70   9,150 10,120 11,150   8.7 7.3 6.3
Tennessee 797 669 925   63,680 67,040 71,850   12.5 10.0 12.9
Texas 6,029 6,308 7,545   365,270 408,710 451,390   16.5 15.4 16.7
Utah 638 684 1,017   45,570 49,690 50,830   14.0 13.8 20.0
Vermont 429 437 642   11,420 12,780 12,670   37.6 34.2 50.7
Virginia 1,110 1,094 1,587   209,280 251,720 255,800   5.3 4.3 6.2
Washington 2,285 3,286 5,258   150,230 171,780 186,210   15.2 19.1 28.2
West Virginia 139 103 118   16,220 17,150 17,070   8.6 6.0 6.9
Wisconsin 1,787 1,688 1,814   93,320 96,860 99,240   19.1 17.4 18.3
Wyoming 71 48 82   6,130 7,640 8,260   11.6 6.3 9.9
                       
Puerto Rico 27 25 24   19,940 23,850 20,850   1.4 1.0 1.2
 

NA = not available

NOTES: Origin of utility patent determined by residence of first-named inventor. National totals for S&E occupations in the United States provided by Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) and include states with suppressed data. OES estimates for 2003, 2006, and 2010 S&E occupations based on May data.

SOURCES: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Electronic Information Products Division/Patent Technology Monitoring Branch, Patent Counts by Country/State and Year, Utility Patents, January 1, 1963–December 31, 2010; Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates.

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