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Monday, December 19, 2016

2016’s Most Caring Cities in America – WalletHub Study

Dec. 19, 2016 -- With the holidays reminding Americans to look out for one another, either through charitable giving or other acts of kindness, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Most Caring Cities in America.

In order to identify the most warmhearted places in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 32 key metrics. The data set ranges from “homelessness rate" to “percentage of income donated to charity” to “special-education teachers per capita.”
 Most Caring Cities in America  
 1Madison, WI 11Scottsdale, AZ
 2Lincoln, NE 12Washington, DC
 3Virginia Beach, VA 13New York, NY
 4Boise, ID 14Omaha, NE
 5Honolulu, HI 15Minneapolis, MN
 6Anchorage, AK 16Boston, MA
 7Colorado Springs, CO 17Gilbert, AZ
 8Chesapeake, VA 18Durham, NC
 9Pittsburgh, PA 19Lexington, KY
 10St. Paul, MN 20Plano, TX

Key Stats
  • Memphis, Tenn., has the highest share of income donated to charity, 5.4 percent, which is 2.8 times higher than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the lowest at 1.9 percent.
  • Virginia Beach, Va., has the most volunteering hours per capita, 45.9, which is 2.9 times more than in New Orleans, the city with the fewest at 16.0.
  • Milwaukee has the highest share of residents who do favors for neighbors, 20 percent, which is four times higher than in Phoenix, the city with the lowest at 5 percent.
  • Lexington, Ky., has the highest share of sheltered homeless persons, 98 percent, which is 4.1 times higher than in Fresno, Calif., the city with the lowest at 24 percent.
  • Fremont, Calif., has the lowest child-poverty rate, 6.2 percent, which is 9.2 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 57.1 percent.
  • Lincoln, Neb., has the most residents who work in community and social services per 100,000 residents, 1,164.79, which is 3.3 times more than in Las Vegas, the city with the fewest at 351.25.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/most-caring-cities/17814/

SOURCE: WalletHub

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