Over the holiday season, more people will show they care by volunteering or donating money to a worthy cause. But there are some areas in the country where such acts of caring are more prevalent year round, and now a new report reveals where those caring cities are.
WalletHub just released their list of the Most Caring Cities in America, judging areas on 36 key indicators of compassion, including Caring for the Community, which includes things like favors to neighbors and clothing distribution to the needy, Caring for the Vulnerable, which encompasses percentage of sheltered homeless and adoption rates, and Caring for the Work Force, which could be percentage of firefighters and cops, as well as nurses and doctors.
Madison, Wisconsin was deemed the Most Caring City in America, ranking number one for Caring in the Workforce, while also landing at six for Caring for the Vulnerable and at 10 for Caring for the Community. Boston, Massachusetts, which ranks fourth overall, is tops for Caring for the Community, while Scottsdale, Arizona, is tops for Caring for the Vulnerable, although it ranks 17th overall.
Top Ten Most Caring Cities in the U.S. (click here for the complete list)
- Madison, WI
- Virginia Beach, VA
- Lincoln, NE
- Boston, MA
- Jersey City, NJ
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Chesapeake, VA
- Freemont, CA
- St. Paul, MN
- Seattle, WA
Among the other results from the report:
- Memphis, Tennessee is the city that donates the highest percentage of income to charity, while Laredo, Texas donates the least.
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin has the highest population doing favors for neighbors, while Gilbert, Arizona has the lowest.
- San Diego, California is the city doing the most volunteering hours per capita, while North Las Vegas does the least.