Chatham County is among the counties in North Carolina that make the most charitable contributions. Chatham County ranked #1 in North Carolina and #106 in U.S.
A recent study from SmartAsset takes into account charitable contributions as a percentage of net income and the proportion of taxpayers that made a charitable contribution of any amount in any given county.
SmartAsset dug into IRS data to determine the places where residents were giving the most money to charitable causes and organizations. The study measured how much people donate as a percentage of their net income and the proportion of people in a given county who make charitable donations.
|Rank||County||Contributions as Percentage of Income||Percentage of Returns Itemizing Charitable Contributions||Most Generous Places Index|
|1||Chatham County, NC||1.99%||15.30%||53.21|
|2||Orange County, NC||1.94%||14.32%||50.28|
|3||Mecklenburg County, NC||2.27%||13.19%||49.57|
|4||Union County, NC||1.84%||14.08%||49.02|
|5||Wake County, NC||1.94%||13.69%||48.64|
|6||Durham County, NC||1.80%||11.67%||42.47|
|7||Chowan County, NC||3.30%||7.05%||40.59|
|8||New Hanover County, NC||1.58%||11.28%||39.95|
|9||Polk County, NC||1.87%||9.94%||38.49|
|10||Moore County, NC||1.56%||10.54%||37.90|