There’s proof that Delaware County is home to some very generous people. Not only that, the same can be said for some of its neighbors and near-neighbors
This was the conclusion of a recent analysis performed by the financial company Smart Asset.[widgets_on_pages id=1]
According to the IRS-date fueled study, “Which counties have the most generous residents? To answer this question, we looked at two factors: how much people donate as a percentage of their net income, and the proportion of people in a given county who made charitable donations.”
The two factors thus generated were indexed and equally weighted to yield a “Most Charitable County Index” number.
The following numbers were generated for Delaware County:
Contributions as percentage of income – 23.2%
Contributions as percentage of population – 89.6%
Most Charitable County Index – 66.0
Delaware’s result was highest by far. The second highest index number was for Warren County, which had a 52.6.
Other nearby counties also scored highly. Union County was at number 5, Fairfield at 7, and Franklin at 9.
SmartAsset is self-described as “the Internet’s most-viewed financial technology company which helps people make smarter financial decisions. The survey appeared on its newly-launched SmartAdvisorMatch.com, and can be viewed here.