Oklahoma February 18, 2016
Here Are The 10 Most Generous, Giving Counties In Oklahoma
Oklahomans are extremely generous people, but have you ever wondered how generous we really are? According to a study done by
The Chronicle of Philanthrophy in 2012, Oklahoma ranked fourth for “most giving states” in the nation. And as a whole, we gave away almost 2.5 billion to charity, with a giving ratio of 4.46% per resident. Way to go Oklahoma! So, lets break it down even more to see which 10 counties gave the most in the Sooner State.
10. Alfalfa County (County Seat is Cherokee)
Though it is 10th on our list, Alfalfa County is a very generous county, with a giving ratio of 4.86%. The total contributions in 2012 were $4,061,000.
9. Greer County (County Seat is Mangum)
Greer's giving ratio in 2012 was 4.98%. The median contribution per resident in 2012 was $4,750.
8. Washington County (County Seat is Bartlelsville)
Washington County is the eighth most generous county in the state. In 2012, the median contribution from each Washington County resident was $5,642 comprising a total giving ratio of 5.02%. The total county contribution was $41,981,000.
7. Okfuskee County (County Seat is Okemah)
Okfuskee County residents donated $2,592,000 to charity in 2012, which comprises 5.03% of their total adjusted gross income.
6. Harper County (County Seat is Buffalo)
This county has a giving ratio of 5.07%, bringing Harper County to number six on our list of the most generous towns in Oklahoma. The total contribution from the residents of Harper was $1,443,000.
5. Jefferson County
Jefferson County gives 5.34% of their adjusted gross income to charity, with a median contribution of $5,384. The county's total contribution in 2012 was $1,714,000.
4. Tulsa County
As the second largest county in the state, Tulsa is also one of the most generous. In 2012, the citizens of this county donated a total of $777,220,000 which was 5.53% of their income.
3. Harmon County
5.72% of the adjusted gross income in Harmon County goes to charitable donations. The median annual 2012 contribution was a whopping $6,443.
2. Major County
The second-most giving county in Oklahoma is Major County, which donated 5.81% of its income. The total giving amount in 2012 by Major was $5,424,000.
1. Cimarron County
Cimarron County ranks as the most generous county in the Sooner State. Congratulations Cimarron! The giving ratio in this county beats everybody by a long shot, at 7.49%. The total contribution from the residents of Cimarron County totaled $1,264,000.
Do you live in one of these counties that made the top 10 list? Did you already know your county was one of the most giving in the state?