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These Are The 25 Most Neighborly Cities In The U.S.
Living in a city or town with pleasant people can make or break your experience. Neighbor.com knows this and put together a list of the most neighborly cities in the U.S.
Neighborly.com analyzed the most populous 100 metro areas and gathered data from the IRS, Census Bureau, Gallup, and volunteerism surveys when coming up with this list.
If you’re traveling within the U.S. this fall, why not hit up places that are known for being neighborly?
The number one spot on the list goes to Augusta, GA, but keep reading to find out the 25 most neighborly cities in the U.S.
Augusta ranked number one for a few reasons: 87.5 percent of itemized tax returns filed by residents of Augusta included charitable giving. Most people donated about $7,000 annually.
Almost 25 percent of Augusta residents volunteered for an organization they believed in. About 9 percent of residents did informal volunteering including doing favors for friends and neighbors, according to census data.
83.6 percent of residents gave to charity, according to itemized tax returns. Also, 36 percent of people who live in Salt Lake City volunteer for organizations they’re passionate about.
85 percent of residents gave to charity while the average amount of an itemized donation was $6,324.
Ranking 19th in the U.S. in a 2018 community wellbeing study, Lancaster is a city where the residents feel safe and enjoy helping each other out.
According to census data, 31 percent of residents report volunteering for organisations they are passionate about.
About 85 percent of residents give to charity and 37 percent of residents volunteer for organizations they love.
Census data shows that about 82.5 percent of residents give to charities and a third of residents volunteer in their community.
A quarter of Spokane residents volunteer and 5.8 percent report doing informal volunteering like helping other residents in their community.
11.2 percent of residents in Greenville carpool, one of the highest rates in the U.S.
83.3 percent of residents make donations to charity, according to itemized tax returns. 32.5 percent spend time volunteering within their community and for organizations they love.
87 percent of residents donate to charity, making the average donation about $9,219 per resident based on their income.
11.5 percent of residents in Jacksonville carpool, coming in at 9 percent above the national average.
80.3 percent of itemized tax returns include donations to charity. 31.3 percent of residents volunteer for organizations they believe in.
80.9 percent of residents give to charity while 9.7 percent of those working in the city utilizing carpool.
84 percent of residents give to charity in Sacramento based on itemized tax returns.
85.7 percent of residents donate money and gifts to charity.
According to Census data, a whopping 36 percent of residents volunteer for an organization to make their community better.
9.1 percent of residents carpool in Baton Rouge, ranking higher than the national average.
81.9 percent of residents donate to charity and 30 percent go those living in Denver volunteer their time to organizations.
Census data reveals that almost a third of residents in Grand Rapids volunteer within their community.
85 percent of residents have reported donating on their itemized tax returns.
The “City of Brotherly Love” has 84.3 percent of residents that donate to charity. 26.4 percent of those living in Philly volunteer within their community.
85.9 percent of residents donate to charity and 30.2 percent of people living in Charlotte regularly volunteer. 9.4 percent of those working carpool to their respective jobs.
14.6 percent of workers in Honolulu carpool. According to a 2018 study, Honolulu ranks 24th in the U.S. for its community wellbeing.
81 percent of residents in Fort Myers reported donating to charity on their itemized tax returns. 10.3 percent of workers carpool to their jobs.
You can find out more about Neighbor.com’s methodology when ranking the cities here.