Study Rates Plainview on Giving

Chronicle of Philanthropy examined every zip code in the United States to see how much communities are giving.

When it comes to donating your paycheck to charity, just how generous are you?

Do you back up your words with cold, hard cash or simply give non-profits the cold shoulder? A study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy released Monday looked at every zip code in the United States.

Among the study's wide-ranging findings:

  • Utah is the most generous state, donating 10.6 percent of discretionary income.
  • New York ranks 17th (4.7 percent). 
  • New Hampshire is the stingiest (just 2.5 percent).
  • People who live in politically conservative, "red states" are more generous than those in liberal or "blue states."

Long Island measured up well. Nassau rated 11th among 3,115 counties nationwide at 5.3 percent while Suffolk was 24th (4.8 percent).

How America Gives ranked each of the 28,725 zip codes in the U.S. by measuring income, average annual contribution and percentage of income.

So how does Plainview rate?


Zip Code Totals Total Contributions $23.3-million Median Contribution $2,618 Median Discretionary Income $72,053 Percent of Income Given 3.6 percent Total Contributions Rank 1,180
JOE August 22, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Now is not the time to be rating communities on how well they contribute considering the residents who are unemployed, working longer hours then ever before, living in homes that have lost value, have taken pay cuts, are getting screwed by the county for their property taxes , shafted by the schools for their school taxes, and getting screwed by the politicians both republicans and democrats alike.
Simba August 22, 2012 at 08:32 AM
What stupid polls like this never take into account how many volunteer their time to help someone in need. Ask any elderly person would they rather have a friend come over and visit for awhile or give them money, you know the answer.


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