The Chattiest States in the US

Market analytics firm Marchex analyzed over two million phone calls made between 2013 and 2015 to determine the fastest, slowest and most verbose states in the US. Turns out, the results aren’t too far off of what you might already expect. New Yorkers pulled way ahead of other states in terms of word density while states in the south showcased their southern drawl with slower talking speeds. Surprisingly, speedy talkers—who you might think tend to talk on and on and on—actually held shorter conversations. Read more about the study at Science of Us.