With tomorrow being #GivingTuesday, nearly a third of all annual giving taking place in December and the U.S. ranking second overall in this year’s World Giving Index, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2016’s Most Charitable States as well as a Charity Calculator to help donors maximize their philanthropic impact.

To determine the most generous states, WalletHub compared them based on 13 key metrics. The data set ranges from “volunteer rate” to “percentage of income donated” to “percentage of sheltered homeless.”

 

  Most Charitable States    
  1 Utah   11 West Virginia
  2 Minnesota   12 South Dakota
  3 North Dakota   13 Tennessee
  4 Maryland   14 Kansas
  5 Oklahoma   15 Missouri
  6 Delaware   16 Connecticut
  7 New Hampshire   17 Georgia
  8 Ohio   18 Virginia
  9 Wisconsin   19 Washington
  10 Arkansas   20 Kentucky

 


Key Stats

  • Utah has the highest volunteer rate, 39.3 percent, 2.1 times higher than in Florida, which has the lowest at 18.3 percent.
     
  • Utah has the highest percentage of donated income, 6.61 percent, 3.6 times higher than in New Hampshire, which has the lowest at 1.85 percent.
     
  • Utah has the highest percentage of the population who claim to have donated time, 56 percent, 1.9 times higher than in Kentucky, which has the lowest at 30 percent.
     
  • Maryland has the highest percentage of taxpayers who donated money to charity, 38.2 percent, 3.1 times higher than in West Virginia, which has the lowest at 12.3 percent.
     
  • Utah has the most volunteering hours per capita, 75.6, 3.7 times more than in Kentucky, which has the fewest at 20.7.
     
  • Vermont has the most public charities per capita, 27.07, 4.5 times more than in Nevada, which has the fewest at 6.05.

 
To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit: 
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-and-least-charitable-states/8555/