Maryland ranks No. 2 on ‘most-charitable’ list

WASHINGTON — It is peak charitable donation season and with that in mind, personal finance site WalletHub has put together a list of what it determines are the “most charitable states,” ranking Maryland No. 2 on the list.

Virginia ranks No. 7.

WalletHub determined its rankings using 14 separate measures including volunteer rate, volunteer hours per capita, share of income donated, share of population donating time or money and public charities per capita.

Maryland ranks No. 1 for the share of taxpayers who donate money to charity at 38.48 percent, which is 3.1 times higher than in West Virginia, the state with the lowest, at 12.26 percent.

Utah comes out on top as the most charitable state, and by far.

Utah ranks No. 1 for the highest volunteer rate, at 39.29 percent; the most volunteer hours per capita at 75.6 percent; the highest share of aggregate income donated to charity at 3.7 percent; and the highest share of the population who claim to have donated time at 56 percent.

WalletHub’s 10 most charitable states:

  1. Utah
  2. Maryland
  3. Minnesota
  4. Wyoming
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Washington
  7. Virginia
  8. South Dakota
  9. Georgia
  10. Oklahoma

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Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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