As a teacher of intro astronomy here at CU, I have the privilege of seeing the math and science readiness of some of the best and brightest Colorado has to offer the world. While many of my students struggle with things like unit conversion and basic algebra, many are also able to apply calculus and even differential equations to astrophysical problems. So how science-ready are Coloradans? From the very smart folks at the AIP's Statistical Research Center, the answer is a resounding "average".
Looking at the map, it looks surprisingly similar to another map I recently saw of the distribution of minority populations in the US.
Additionally, another map looks pretty similar too, this one of the average income per household.