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2017 List of the Most Charitable and Least Charitable States

2017 List of the Most Charitable and Least Charitable States

How does your state rank?


A recent report by personal-finance website WalletHub identified Utah as the most charitable state in the US. Utah ranked first for highest volunteer rate, highest percentage of donated income and highest percentage of population who donate time. The criteria considered “volunteering and service” and “charitable giving." They also looked at community-service requirements for high school graduation and public charities.


The next best charitable states were #2 Maryland, #3 Minnesota and #4 Wyoming among the top charitable states. Illinois was the top state for percentage of the population who donate money. West Virginia was No. 1 for the percentage of population collecting and distributing food. 


Hawaii received the lowest overall ranking, also coming in last for percentage of people collecting and distributing food.


The website used data from a variety of groups, including the U.S. Census Bureau, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Feeding America and Gallup.


Here is the List of MOST Charitable States:

1. Utah

2. Maryland

3. Minnesota

4. Wyoming

5. Wisconsin

6. Washingto 

7. Virginia

8. South Dakota

9. Georgia

10. Oklahoma


Here are the LEAST charitable: 

50. Hawaii

49. Rhode Island

48. Nevada

47. Louisiana

46. Arizona

45. Texas

44. Florida

43. California

42. Montana

41. Kentucky

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Barbara Michaluk, Realtor

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBarbara Michaluk • January 16 2018 09:13PM


What an interesting survey, Barbara. I like the concepts WalletHub comes up with.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 2 years ago

Thank you very much for sharing this interesting list.

Take care if you must be out and about today.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago