St. Paul is 9th Most Caring City in America

St. Paul is 9th Most Caring City in America Photo: KSTP

December 21, 2017 12:43 PM

It's the time of giving and Minnesotans know it. In a recent WalletHub study, Saint Paul was ranked the ninth most caring city in the U.S., which pushes it ahead of Minneapolis, No. 20 in the nation. 

Our neighbors across the border in Madison topped the list as the country's most charitable city. 


The same group, however, named Minnesota as a state, the third most charitable state in the country, while Wisconsin was No. 5. 

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WalletHub reports in 2016, Americans donated more than $390 billion to charities.

The largest 100 cities in the U.S. were compared and the rankings were determined based on homelessness rate, income donated to charity to special-education teachers per capita, and other 34 key metrics. 

Source: WalletHub

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Here's the top 20:

  1. Madison, Wisconsin
  2. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  3. Lincoln, Nebraska
  4. Boston
  5. Jersey City, New Jersey
  6. Pittsburgh
  7. Chesapeake, Virginia 
  8. Fremont, California
  9. St. Paul, Minnesota
  10. Seattle
  11. San Francisco 
  12. San Diego, California
  13. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  14. San Jose, California
  15. Chicago
  16. Portland
  17. Scottsdale, Arizona
  18. Plano, Texas
  19. Irvine, California
  20. Minneapolis

Overall, St. Paul ranked: 

  • 32nd- Volunteering Hours per Capita
  • 19th- % of Sheltered Homeless Persons
  • 22nd- Teachers' Care for Students' Well-Being
  • 3rd- Population Working in Community & Social Services per Capita
  • 3rd- Personal-Care Aides per Capita


Alan Galarza Pliego

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