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We all know that Silicon Valley is the place for entrepreneurs, and word is getting out that the Beehive State is a great setting for startups, but the West isn’t the only locale where American innovation is on fire. It just might have the highest concentration of it.

According to NerdWallet’s latest study, eight of the 10 “Most Innovative Tech Hubs” in America are located in the West, while six of the top 20 are in California and Utah.

The NerdWallet study tallied how much venture capitalist funding was received per capita in 2014, how many technology patents were issued per 1,000 people from 2009 to 2013 and how many tech startups each city had in relation to other cities (i.e. tech startup density). The average city has a tech startup density of one, making anything higher than that better than average. For example, San Jose, California, has a tech startup density of 27.39.

This list counts down the top 20 cities in the study, giving their funding, patent and startup stats.

For more information about the study, visit "Why the West is the best place for entrepreneurs and startups."

#20 - Manchester, New Hampshire
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VC funding per capita: $186.71

Patents per 1,000 residents: 3.99

Density of tech startups: 1.60

#19 - San Diego, California
Lenny Ignelzi, Associated Press

VC funding per capita: $250.71

Patents per 1,000 residents: 5.31

Density of tech startups: 1.20

#18 - Washington, D.C.
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VC funding per capita: $144.06

Patents per 1,000 residents: 1.50

Density of tech startups: 2.30

#17 - Rochester, Minnesota
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VC funding per capita: $5.19

Patents per 1,000 residents: 10.98

Density of tech startups: 0.40

#16 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

VC funding per capita: $291.34

Patents per 1,000 residents: 2.11

Density of tech startups: 2.00

#15 - Denver, Colorado
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VC funding per capita: $178.04

Patents per 1,000 residents: 1.48

Density of tech startups: 2.40

#14 - Santa Cruz, California
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VC funding per capita: $10.02

Patents per 1,000 residents: 9.95

Density of tech startups: 0.90

#13 - Raleigh, North Carolina
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VC funding per capita: $231.19

Patents per 1,000 residents: 5.10

Density of tech startups: 1.90

#12 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
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VC funding per capita: $189.79

Patents per 1,000 residents: 8.31

Density of tech startups: 1.40

#11 - Bremerton, Washington
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VC funding per capita: $118.13

Patents per 1,000 residents: 12.12

Density of tech startups: 0.70

#10 - Boston, Massachusetts
Michael Dwyer, Associated Press

VC funding per capita: $948.58

Patents per 1,000 residents: 4.83

Density of tech startups: 1.00

#9 - Burlington, Vermont
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VC funding per capita: $65.74

Patents per 1,000 residents: 10.23

Density of tech startups: 1.30

#8 - Austin, Texas
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VC funding per capita: $329.56

Patents per 1,000 residents: 6.58

Density of tech startups: 1.70

#7 - Provo, Utah
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VC funding per capita: $833.52

Patents per 1,000 residents: 2.89

Density of tech startups: 1.90

#6 - Fort Collins, Colorado
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VC funding per capita: $42.03

Patents per 1,000 residents: 4.91

Density of tech startups: 3.00

#5 - Seattle, Washington
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VC funding per capita: $333.74

Patents per 1,000 residents: 5.40

Density of tech startups: 2.40

#4 - Corvallis, Oregon
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VC funding per capita: $131.08

Patents per 1,000 residents: 12.28

Density of tech startups: 2.00

#3 - San Francisco, California
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VC funding per capita: $3,485.31

Patents per 1,000 residents: 7.44

Density of tech startups: 2.40

#2 - Boulder, Colorado
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VC funding per capita: $963.75

Patents per 1,000 residents: 10.20

Density of tech startups: 6.30

#1 - San Jose, California
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VC funding per capita: $3,585.68

Patents per 1,000 residents: 27.39

Density of tech startups: 2.60