North Carolina Ranked One of America’s Most Charitable States for 2022

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With Americans having donated over $471 billion in 2020, up 5.1% from the previous year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the Most Charitable States for 2022.

To determine where the most generous Americans are inspiring others to be more selfless, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 19 key indicators of charitable behavior. The data set ranges from the volunteer rate to the share of income donated to the share of sheltered homeless.

Most Charitable States in America

Overall Rank*  State Total Score  Volunteering & Service  Charitable Giving 
1 Utah 71.09 2 5
2 Maryland 67.84 5 7
3 Minnesota 67.72 3 9
4 Oregon 65.80 1 30
5 North Dakota 64.45 4 21
6 Pennsylvania 62.86 12 13
7 Virginia 62.73 28 3
8 Colorado 62.58 20 4
9 Ohio 62.51 11 16
10 Georgia 62.01 34 2
11 Alaska 61.62 7 29
12 Wyoming 61.39 14 18
13 Washington 61.38 17 15
14 Arkansas 60.96 21 10
15 Maine 60.82 6 35
16 New Hampshire 60.51 10 28
17 New York 59.67 45 1
18 North Carolina 58.92 23 14
19 Massachusetts 58.02 41 6
20 Wisconsin 57.96 19 24
21 Idaho 57.89 8 45
22 South Dakota 57.73 15 38
23 Illinois 57.69 37 12
24 Delaware 57.30 9 47
25 Florida 57.07 40 11
26 Connecticut 56.77 30 17
27 Montana 56.63 18 34
28 Nebraska 56.59 13 46
29 Missouri 56.47 32 20
30 New Jersey 55.93 33 18
31 Indiana 55.82 16 44
32 Oklahoma 55.80 22 33
33 Kentucky 55.16 24 37
34 Texas 55.06 25 36
35 Vermont 54.96 26 32
36 Kansas 54.71 39 22
37 Tennessee 54.01 36 27
38 South Carolina 53.97 38 26
39 California 53.33 50 8
40 Michigan 53.04 42 25
41 Hawaii 52.28 29 41
42 Iowa 51.37 31 42
43 Alabama 51.36 46 23
44 Nevada 51.31 35 40
45 West Virginia 50.56 27 48
46 Rhode Island 50.36 44 31
47 Louisiana 47.88 48 39
48 Mississippi 45.78 49 43
49 Arizona 45.11 43 50
50 New Mexico 44.02 47 49

*No. 1 = Most Charitable
With the exception of “Total Score,” all of the columns in the table above depict the relative rank of that state, where a rank of 1 represents the best conditions for that metric category.

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