SmartAsset recently released its fourth annual study on the most generous places in the United States.
According to the study, Mecklenburg County ranked among the most generous places in North Carolina. The study measured how much money people donate as a percentage of their net income as well as the proportion of people in each county who make charitable donations.
For a look at how the top counties in North Carolina stack up, check out the table below:
|Rank||County, State||Contributions as Percentage of Income||Percentage of Returns Itemizing Charitable Contributions||Charitable County Index|
|1||Chatham County, NC||1.79%||14.67%||45.00|
|2||Orange County, NC||2.15%||13.14%||43.54|
|3||Union County, NC||2.00%||13.14%||42.64|
|4||Mecklenburg County, NC||2.18%||12.13%||41.42|
|5||Wake County, NC||1.73%||12.75%||40.17|
|6||Durham County, NC||1.87%||10.88%||36.60|
|7||Polk County, NC||1.86%||9.35%||33.01|
|8||Watauga County, NC||2.23%||8.35%||32.86|
|9||Moore County, NC||1.56%||9.78%||32.21|
|10||Iredell County, NC||1.43%||9.77%||31.39|
For more information on the study, including the methodology and infographic, check here.