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Giving Tuesday: Top 3 Most Charitable Cities In Nation Are In Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Of all the cities in the United States, the top three most charitable are all in Utah, according to a recent study.

According to SmartAsset, the Provo-Orem area, Ogden-Clearfield area and Salt Lake City topped the list of places where Americans give most to charity.

The Provo-Orem metro sits at the top with 6.91% charitable contributions as a percentage of income. The cities had an average charitable contribution rate of $13,125, according to the study.

In Ogden-Clearfield, people gave an average of 4.71% of their income to charity. Residents there donated an average of $9,219.

Salt Lake City rounded out the top three with 4.09% of income donated to charitable causes. Residents there donated an average $9,274.

Utah overall also topped the list as the state with the highest volunteer rate. According to the report, 51% of Utahns donated their time to a charitable cause.

Also in the Top 10 were Charlottesville, Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina; Boise, Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia spanning North Carolina and South Carolina; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The study used charitable contribution data from the IRS and volunteer information from


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