Living in Casper should make all citizens extremely proud to call these wind swept plains home.

It was just a couple of weeks ago that named the Oil City, the most generous city. It may be disputed by some, however we all know Casperites take care of each other. That makes me proud to call Casper, Wyoming home.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29th, is #givingtuesday and December seems to be the giving month in the United States with a third of citizens digging deep this time of year.

How does the state of Wyoming rank amongst the most charitable states for the year 2016? According to the latest report released by WalletHub, we sit in the middle.

How were these results compiled? WalletHub compared states based on 13 key metrics. The data set ranges from “volunteer rate” to “percentage of income donated” to “percentage of sheltered homeless.”

Some of the key stats from this year's survey are listed below:

  1. Utah has the highest volunteer rate, 39.3 percent, 2.1 times higher than in Florida, which has the lowest at 18.3 percent.
  2. Utah has the highest percentage of donated income, 6.61 percent, 3.6 times higher than in New Hampshire, which has the lowest at 1.85 percent.
  3. Utah has the highest percentage of the population who claim to have donated time, 56 percent, 1.9 times higher than in Kentucky, which has the lowest at 30 percent.
  4. Maryland has the highest percentage of taxpayers who donated money to charity, 38.2 percent, 3.1 times higher than in West Virginia, which has the lowest at 12.3 percent.
  5. Utah has the most volunteering hours per capita, 75.6, 3.7 times more than in Kentucky, which has the fewest at 20.7.
  6. Vermont has the most public charities per capita, 27.07, 4.5 times more than in Nevada, which has the fewest at 6.05.

Whether you give or not is a personal decision. There are more ways to help other than donating cash. If you've had thoughts and would like more information on how you can best utilize your time, maybe volunteering is an option?




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