Forbes has recently come to a conclusion that residents of Tri Cities Washington have known for many years, the Tri Cities is a geeky place. Out of all the areas throughout the nation the Tri Cities ranks 11 as the geekiest place to live. This ranking is mostly attributed to the fact that 11% of the population works in a field having to do with science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, right behind Seattle with 11.8%.

Those who live in the Tri Cities Washington know its more than that when they look around; science is a huge part of the Tri Cities. Residents live on streets such at Einstein Avenue, Curie Street, Proton Lane, and Mercury Drive. Many residents have some fun at Atomic Bowl or get a bite to eat at Atomic Ale and Brewery, and they dress their babies in clothing with radioactive symbols on the front.

During the years of 2004-2009 the Benton County averaged 37 patents for every 100,000 people, outpacing other metropolitan counties. 301 of the 357 patents earned during those years were granted to Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. Science is not just in the Tri Cities it is a part of the Tri Cities.

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