This Is the Most Compassionate City in America

Wisconsin's Madison ranks No. 1 on WalletHub list
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2023 9:55 AM CST
These Are the Most, Least Caring US Cities
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Not all communities are created equally caring. WalletHub looked at the 100 most populated in America, examining more than three dozen metrics in three main categories: caring for the community, which takes into account civic engagement, the share of residents who take part in fundraising, and rates of violent crime and pedestrian and traffic fatalities, among other factors; caring for the vulnerable (think poverty rates, rehab centers per capita, animal protection laws, and the like); and caring for the workforce, which includes everything from doctors, nurses, and paramedics per capita, to residents working in community and social services. The Wisconsin city of Madison ranks No. 1 for caring, while Birmingham, Alabama, could use some more hugs. Here, the top and bottom 10 on WalletHub's list:

Most caring cities

  1. Madison, Wisconsin
  2. Boston (No. 1 in "Caring for the Workforce" category)
  3. Virginia Beach, Virginia (No. 1 in "Caring for the Community" category)
  4. New York
  5. San Diego (No. 1 in "Caring for the Vulnerable" category)
  6. Chesapeake, Virginia
  7. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  8. Fremont, California
  9. Portland, Oregon
  10. Scottsdale, Arizona

Least caring cities
  1. Greensboro, North Carolina
  2. New Orleans
  3. Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  4. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  5. San Bernardino, California
  6. Houston
  7. Detroit
  8. Memphis, Tennessee
  9. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  10. Birmingham, Alabama
See how caring other US cities are here. (Meanwhile, this is the most stressed city in America.)

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