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Study Rates Port Jefferson 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 do Port Jefferson and Port Jefferson Station rate?

     11777

Zip Code Totals Total Contributions $8.2 million Median Contribution $2,762 Median Discretionary Income $68,125 Percent of Income Given 4.1 percent Total Contributions Rank 4,853

     11776

Zip Code Totals Total Contributions $9.6 million Median Contribution $1,910 Median Discretionary Income $52,473 Percent of Income Given 3.6 percent Total Contributions Rank 4,199
HERE FOR THE SAME REASON August 21, 2012 at 04:45 PM
I guess us republicans put our money where our mouth is. We give more than just CHANGE. Hahahaha

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