What Is the Average American IQ?

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The average American IQ ranges between 90 and 100. Individuals with IQ scores between 160 and 165 are considered extraordinary geniuses, and those with scores of 145 to 179 are considered geniuses. A score of 115 to 144 is considered above average, and scores between 85 and 114 are considered average.

IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient. It is a score that combines the mental age of a person with his chronological age. For testing purposes, the mental age is determined by a series of standardized test questions, known as the IQ test. It is estimated that well-known scientist Albert Einstein had an IQ of 160 or more.