2015’s Most Caring Cities in America – WalletHub Study

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WalletHub Press Release
With the holidays reminding of the importance of looking out for one another — either through charitable giving or other acts of kindness — the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Most Caring Cities in America.

In order to identify the most caring cities in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities across 26 key metrics. Our data set ranges from the percentage of sheltered homeless persons to the percentage of income donated to charity to the number of rehabilitation centers per capita.

Most Caring Cities in America
1 Boise, ID 11 St. Paul, MN
2 Lincoln, NE 12 Reno, NV
3 Madison, WI 13 Colorado Springs, CO
4 Anchorage, AK 14 Gilbert, AZ
5 Chesapeake, VA 15 Durham, NC
6 Virginia Beach, VA 16 Lexington, KY
7 Honolulu, HI 17 Louisville, KY
8 Pittsburgh, PA 18 Boston, MA
9 Omaha, NE 19 Chandler, AZ
10 Scottsdale, AZ 20 Fremont, CA

Comparing the Best & Worst

  • The percent of income donated to charity is highest in Memphis, Tenn., three times above that of Laredo, Texas, which has the lowest.
  • The number of volunteering hours per capita is highest in Virginia Beach, Va., three times above that of New Orleans, which has the lowest.
  • The percentage of residents who do favors for neighbors is highest in Milwaukee, four times above that of Phoenix, which has the lowest.
  • The percentage of sheltered homeless persons is highest in Boston, three times above that of San Jose, Calif., which has the lowest.
  • The child-poverty rate is highest in Detroit, eight times above that of Fremont, Calif., which has the lowest.
  • The per-capita number of people who work in community and social services is highest in Lincoln, Neb., four times more than in Detroit, which has the lowest.

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