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Columbus Ranks 35th in the nation on the list of most caring cities

Caring means having intimate and human connection with others. And it can be expressed in multiple ways — from helping an elderly person cross the street to fighting a house fire. But certain parts of America put this into practice more than others.

As a whole, Americans have shown their care through charitable giving more and more. According to Giving USA, Americans donated over $390 billion in 2016, up 2.7% from the previous year. But even if you can’t afford to give away your income, there are plenty of other ways to show kindness to others.

In order to identify the areas that care the most, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 36 key indicators of a compassionate spirit. Our data set ranges from share of sheltered homeless persons to number of volunteering hours per capita to share of income donated to charity.

 

Most Caring Cities in America

Overall Rank* City Total Score ‘Caring for the Community’ Rank ‘Caring for the Vulnerable’ Rank ‘Caring in the Workforce’ Rank
1 Madison, WI 68.13 10 6 1
2 Virginia Beach, VA 63.73 6 17 23
3 Lincoln, NE 63.59 29 7 12
4 Boston, MA 63.52 1 35 25
5 Jersey City, NJ 63.00 4 42 14
6 Pittsburgh, PA 61.53 16 37 6
7 Chesapeake, VA 61.48 20 18 16
8 Fremont, CA 61.42 13 4 56
9 St. Paul, MN 61.17 35 43 3
10 Seattle, WA 60.90 9 14 50
11 San Francisco, CA 60.86 51 2 49
12 San Diego, CA 60.28 11 3 78
13 Colorado Springs, CO 60.18 19 13 34
14 San Jose, CA 59.98 3 9 93
15 Chicago, IL 59.96 21 21 30
16 Portland, OR 59.69 41 12 31
17 Scottsdale, AZ 59.25 48 1 73
18 Plano, TX 58.90 5 20 76
19 Irvine, CA 58.79 8 8 91
20 Minneapolis, MN 58.78 67 38 4
21 New York, NY 58.67 2 88 26
22 Gilbert, AZ 58.64 17 5 77
23 Washington, DC 58.56 34 40 22
24 Denver, CO 58.51 54 10 33
25 Aurora, CO 58.37 31 32 28
26 Philadelphia, PA 58.37 12 86 5
27 Omaha, NE 57.76 50 22 36
28 Durham, NC 57.73 30 76 2
29 Chula Vista, CA 57.24 7 25 80
30 Newark, NJ 57.13 24 74 13
31 Boise, ID 57.07 22 31 47
32 Chandler, AZ 56.80 36 11 65
33 Anchorage, AK 56.35 87 27 11
34 Honolulu, HI 56.23 44 54 27
35 Columbus, OH 56.17 28 57 37
36 Charlotte, NC 56.14 26 56 41
37 Anaheim, CA 55.60 23 16 89
38 Norfolk, VA 55.32 39 77 15
39 Los Angeles, CA 55.23 32 29 68
40 Nashville, TN 54.83 52 44 48
41 Kansas City, MO 54.56 60 64 24
42 Milwaukee, WI 54.40 40 89 9
43 Lexington-Fayette, KY 54.10 70 60 19
44 Cincinnati, OH 53.97 38 70 46
45 Raleigh, NC 53.89 68 45 38
46 Oklahoma City, OK 53.75 79 34 32
47 Mesa, AZ 53.72 43 36 69
48 Reno, NV 53.47 62 24 71
49 Irving, TX 53.30 15 62 79
50 Indianapolis, IN 53.28 84 49 20
51 Tampa, FL 53.10 49 52 60
52 Louisville, KY 52.98 72 53 40
53 Garland, TX 52.91 14 72 83
54 Santa Ana, CA 52.81 33 41 90
55 Oakland, CA 52.81 61 33 66
56 Sacramento, CA 52.72 69 19 75
57 Cleveland, OH 52.56 58 91 10
58 Long Beach, CA 52.21 47 50 74
59 Fort Worth, TX 52.19 27 59 84
60 Arlington, TX 52.19 18 69 82
61 Austin, TX 51.98 75 30 59
62 Fort Wayne, IN 51.91 55 75 35
63 Baltimore, MD 51.88 56 93 18
64 Toledo, OH 51.68 83 80 7
65 Riverside, CA 51.30 42 23 100
66 Henderson, NV 51.22 25 48 94
67 Jacksonville, FL 51.01 78 39 54
68 Wichita, KS 50.91 92 28 51
69 Buffalo, NY 50.59 74 96 8
70 Atlanta, GA 50.49 64 63 62
71 Phoenix, AZ 50.12 73 46 72
72 St. Petersburg, FL 50.08 65 67 60
73 Greensboro, NC 49.68 81 66 45
74 St. Louis, MO 49.64 96 61 17
75 Dallas, TX 49.44 45 82 81
76 New Orleans, LA 49.24 57 95 43
77 Bakersfield, CA 49.04 77 15 98
78 San Antonio, TX 48.62 76 68 57
79 Las Vegas, NV 48.46 59 55 94
80 Orlando, FL 48.38 90 26 87
81 Tucson, AZ 48.35 95 51 53
82 Fresno, CA 48.00 37 78 88
83 Corpus Christi, TX 47.85 82 73 52
84 Glendale, AZ 47.69 80 65 70
85 Tulsa, OK 47.67 100 58 44
86 Houston, TX 47.47 63 79 92
87 Albuquerque, NM 47.39 97 87 21
88 El Paso, TX 47.11 46 84 85
89 Baton Rouge, LA 46.67 93 92 29
90 Memphis, TN 46.43 98 71 42
91 North Las Vegas, NV 46.36 53 81 94
92 Hialeah, FL 45.95 71 97 63
93 Lubbock, TX 45.22 99 83 39
94 Miami, FL 45.13 88 85 63
95 Stockton, CA 44.99 89 47 99
96 Winston-Salem, NC 43.84 94 90 55
97 Birmingham, AL 42.85 86 98 58
98 San Bernardino, CA 41.45 85 94 97
99 Detroit, MI 41.33 91 99 67
100 Laredo, TX 37.86 66 100 86
Source: WalletHub

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