KEOTA – The small Keokuk County town of Keota is home to the most out-going population in America, according to a marketing research company.
Seattle-based PYCO, Inc. claim 61.6% of Keota’s 1,009 residents are labeled as extroverts. That’s a higher percentage than any other city in the country. Manchester, New York came in second at 61.5%.
PYCO based the findings on its own database of residents’ PYCO scores, which predicts people’s personalities and psychological types based on public records.
According to PYCO, an extroverted city will have more people who get energized from interacting with people and activities, especially face-to-face. Extroverts have a tendency to have a wide range of interests, remain active in the community and, without any hesitation, share personal information and speak freely and vocally, according to PYCO.
The ratings showed small towns, like Keota, tend to be more extroverted than bigger cities. New York City, for example, had 5% fewer extroverts living there than in Keota.
“When I ask people which city they think is the most extroverted, most say New York City,” said Keith Streckenbach, PYCO Chief Operating Officer. “That just is not the case. At first it is counterintuitive in that New York City doesn’t top the list, but then it makes sense when you think about small town life and that our scores are per capita.”
To see the complete Top 10 Most Extroverted Cities in America 2012 list, visit www.pycoscores.com