With the holidays approaching and Americans needing care and compassion in the midst of a global pandemic, high unemployment and the aftermath of a stressful election, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Most Caring Cities in America.
In order to identify the most compassionate places in America, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 39 key metrics. The data set ranges from the share of sheltered homeless persons to volunteering hours per capita to the share of income donated to charity.
|Most Caring Cities in America|
|1. Boston, MA||11. Seattle, WA|
|2. Madison, WI||12. Jersey City, NJ|
|3. New York, NY||13. Gilbert, AZ|
|4. Fremont, CA||14. Scottsdale, AZ|
|5. Virginia Beach, VA||15. Denver, CO|
|6. St. Paul, MN||16. Aurora, CO|
|7. Pittsburgh, PA||17. San Diego, CA|
|8. Lincoln, NE||18. Chicago, IL|
|9. Minneapolis, MN||19. Irvine, CA|
|10. Chesapeake, VA||20. Portland, OR|
- Memphis, Tennessee, has the highest share of income donated to charity, 5.60 percent, which is 2.4 times higher than in Buffalo, New York, the city with the lowest at 2.30 percent.
- Baltimore has the most volunteer hours per capita, 45.22, which is 5.5 times more than in Jacksonville, Florida, the city with the fewest at 8.20.
- Jacksonville, Florida, has the highest share of residents who do favors for their neighbors, 68.70 percent, which is 1.8 times higher than in Orlando, Florida, the city with the lowest at 38.30 percent.
- Lexington, Kentucky, has the highest share of sheltered homeless persons, 98.60 percent, which is 5.6 times higher than in Fresno, California, the city with the lowest at 17.50 percent.
- Fremont, California, has the lowest child-poverty rate, 2.50 percent, which is 18.5 times lower than in Cleveland, the city with the highest at 46.13 percent.
To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/