Demographics and Figures

American Mensans have scored in the top 2 percent of the general population on an accepted standardized intelligence test. American Mensa’s membership is diverse, ranging in age from 2 to 102. They include engineers, homemakers, teachers, actors, athletes, students, CEOs and people from virtually every walk of life.

With more than 56,000 members, American Mensa is the largest national Mensa operating under the auspices of Mensa International Ltd.

Education

Four-year degree or greater 82%
Some college 96%
Education beyond four-year degree 63%

Gender

Male 66%
Female 34%

Generations

Baby Boom 1943-1960 38%
Generation X 1961-1981 31%
Generation Y 1982-2000 13%
Silent 1925-1942 12%
Generation Z 2001-2020 5%
Depression 1901-1924 <1%

Most Common Interests

(above average compared to general population)

Computers · Travel · Literature Reading · Music · Films/Movies · Cooking · Games · Investments · Politics · Education · Photography · Art · Writing · Science · Arts & Crafts · History · Astronomy · Psychology · Science Fiction

Ten Largest Local Groups

(based on Sept. 2015 membership figures)

  1. Greater New York Mensa (2,107)
  2. Metropolitan Washington Mensa (2,013)
  3. Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa (1,913)
  4. San Francisco Regional Mensa (1,851)
  5. Chicago Area Mensa (1,783)
  6. Gulf Coast Mensa (1,205)
  7. North Texas Mensa (1,192)
  8. Mensa In Georgia (1,181)
  9. Mensa of Western Washington (1,135)
  10. Boston Mensa (1,122)
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