(KFOR NEWS December 29, 2022) The holiday season is synonymous with spending money – but it’s more than just buying gifts, each year Americans make billions of dollars in charitable donations.
SmartAsset’s study on the most generous counties dug into IRS data to find the places where residents were giving the most. The study measured how much people donate as a percentage of their net income and the proportion of people in each county who make charitable donations.
|Rank||County, State||Contributions as Percentage of Income||Percentage of Returns Itemizing Charitable Contributions||Charitable County Index|
|1||Douglas County, NE||1.96%||6.75%||34.76|
|2||Seward County, NE||1.55%||6.25%||29.89|
|3||Lancaster County, NE||1.47%||5.93%||28.38|
|4||Washington County, NE||1.00%||7.10%||27.42|
|5||Sarpy County, NE||1.00%||6.69%||26.36|
|6||Saunders County, NE||1.11%||6.04%||25.54|
|7||Cass County, NE||1.01%||5.88%||24.28|
|8||Phelps County, NE||1.15%||4.98%||23.08|
|9||Hall County, NE||1.03%||4.94%||21.98|
|10||Buffalo County, NE||1.03%||4.89%||21.84|