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%

Generational Breakdown

Baby Boom (1943-1960) 38%
Generation X (1961-1981) 31%
Millennial (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)

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

Ten Largest Mensa Local Groups
(based on August 2016 membership figures)

  1. Greater New York Mensa (2,081)
  2. Metropolitan Washington Mensa (2,033)
  3. Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa (1,976)
  4. San Francisco Regional Mensa (1,794)
  5. Chicago Area Mensa (1,775)
  6. North Texas Mensa (1,251)
  7. Gulf Coast Mensa (1,226)
  8. Mensa of Western Washington (1,206)
  9. Mensa In Georgia (1,193)
  10. Boston Mensa (1,095)