When it comes to charitable donations, Mahwah residents are a little less likely to give, according to the results of a new study and interactive map published by the Journal of Philanthropy Monday.
The report, called “How America Gives,” ranked towns across the United States in order of how likely their residents were to donate money. The Chronicle collected tax return data on the percentage of income residents in every town that donated to nonprofits or churches after taxes, housing, and other costs, a release about the study explained. It also monitored how much was donated.
Out of 28,724 towns accross the country, Mahwah ranked 19,285 in terms of percentage of salary donated to charity.
Over a one-year period, each Mahwah resident made an average $2,259 worth of donations, for a total of $20.6M donated. Reporting an average income of $65,225, the study found that Mahwah residents, on average, donated about 3.5% of their salaries.
That percentage is lower than that statewide average of 3.7%, the Bergen County average of 4.6% and the nationwide average of 4.7%.
Overall, Utah was found to have the most generous residents, donating on average 10.6% of their incomes to charity. New Hampshire was named the “stingiest,” with an average of only 2.5%.
Check out the “How America Gives” interactive map here, which allows users to cue up specific data for states, metro areas, counties, towns and zip codes across the country.