Parsippany Residents Stingier Than Average, Study Says
A new Journal of Philanthropy study ranks towns across the U.S. in terms of how much money residents donate to charity.
When it comes to charitable donations, Par-Troy 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 U.S. 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 across the nation, Parsippany ranked 3,107 in terms of percentage of salary donated to charity.
Over a one-year period, each township resident made an average $2,133 worth of donations, for a total of $12.7 million donated. Reporting an average income of $62,120, the study found that Parsippany residents, on average, donated about 3.4 percent of their salaries.
That percentage is lower than the statewide average of 3.7 percent, the Morris County average of 4.0 percent and the nationwide average of 4.7 percent.
Overall, Utah was found to have the most generous residents, donating on average 10.6 percent of their incomes to charity. New Hampshire was named the “stingiest,” with an average of only 2.5 percent.
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.