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Utah is the most charitable state, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and the next five most giving states are grouped in the Bible Belt: Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina, respectively.

The most charitable cities share similar geography. The Chronicle of Philanthropy used the charitable donations reported in 2012 to the IRS to rank the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas based how much of their income they give away to charity.

This list counts down the 20 most charitable metropolitan areas in America from that data, comparing them to their smaller neighbors, followed by the 11 least charitable. Each slide includes the percentage of income each metropolitan area gives to charity, how they compare to their neighbors, average contribution, the median adjusted gross income, most common religion and political leaning.

Read about the demographic makeup of the nation's top givers in the Opinion section.

#20 Riverside, California
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Percent of income given: 3 percent

Average contribution: $2,812

Median AGI: $73,952

Political leaning: Swing

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 2.4 to 2.8 percent

#19 Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Percent of income given: 3 percent

Average contribution: $2,897

Median AGI: $65,332

Political leaning: Democratic

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 3 to 3.9 percent

#18 Raleigh/Cary, North Carolina
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Percent of income given: 3 percent

Average contribution: $3,355

Median AGI: $85,779

Political leaning: Leaning Democratic

Most common religion: Baptist

Nearby cities: 3 to 5 percent

#17 Richmond, Virginia
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Percent of income given: 3 percent

Average contribution: $3,258

Median AGI: $82,116

Political leaning: Swing

Most common religion: Baptist

Nearby cities: 2.8 to 3.3 percent

#16 Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas
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Percent of income given: 3.1 percent

Average contribution: $3,187

Median AGI: $84,988

Political leaning: Swing

Most common religion: Baptist

Nearby cities: 3 to 3.3 percent

#15 Orlando, Florida
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Percent of income given: 3.1 percent

Average contribution: $3,318

Median AGI: $69,926

Political leaning: Leaning Democratic

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 3.1 to 4.4 percent

#14 San Antonio, Texas
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Percent of income given: 3.1 percent

Average contribution: $3,635

Median AGI: $81,499

Political leaning: Republican

Most common religion: Catholicism

#13 Louisville, Kentucky
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Percent of income given: 3.2 percent

Average contribution: $2,958

Median AGI: $76,964

Political leaning: Swing

Most common religion: Baptist

#12 Indianapolis, Indiana
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Percent of income given: 3.2 percent

Average contribution: $3,482

Median AGI: $85,397

Political leaning: Republican

Most common religion: Catholicism and Baptist

#11 Houston, Texas
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Percent of income given: 3.2 percent

Average contribution: $4,390

Median AGI: $93,251

Political leaning: Republican

Most common religion: Catholicism

#10 Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Percent of income given: 3.3 percent

Average contribution: $3,301

Median AGI: $77,601

Political leaning: Leaning Democratic

Most common religion: Baptist

#9 Charlotte, North Carolina
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Percent of income given: 3.4 percent

Average contribution: $3,492

Median AGI: $79,503

Political leaning: Swing

Most common religion: Baptist

#8 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Percent of income given: 3.6 percent

Average contribution: $4,499

Median AGI: $89,618

Political leaning: Republican

Most common religion: Baptist

#7 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Percent of income given: 3.7 percent

Average contribution: $4,412

Median AGI: $83,339

Political leaning: Leaning Republican

Most common religion: Baptist

Nearby cities: 4 to 4.2 percent

#6 Jacksonville, Florida
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Percent of income given: 3.8 percent

Average contribution: $3,951

Median AGI: $76,807

Political leaning: Leaning Republican

Most common religion: Baptist

Nearby cities: 3.1 to 3.8 percent

#5 Nashville, Tennessee
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Percent of income given: 3.9 percent

Average contribution: $4,436

Median AGI: $78,798

Political leaning: Leaning Republican

Most common religion: Baptist

#4 Atlanta, Georgia
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Percent of income given: 4 percent

Average contribution: $3,779

Median AGI: $76,603

Political leaning: Swing

Most common religion: Baptist

Nearby cities: 3.8 to 7 percent

#3 Birmingham, Alabama
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Percent of income given: 4.8 percent

Average contribution: $4,516

Median AGI: $75,734

Political leaning: Leaning Republican

Most common religion: Baptist

Nearby cities: 5 to 5.5 percent

#2 Memphis, Tennessee
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Percent of income given: 5.1 percent

Average contribution: $4,913

Median AGI: $71,077

Political leaning: Leaning Democratic

Most common religion: Baptist

#1 Salt Lake City, Utah
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Percent of income given: 5.4 percent

Average contribution: $5,293

Median AGI: $78,745

Political leaning: Leaning Republican

Most common religion: Latter-day Saints

Nearby cities: 6.7 to 8.5 percent

The 11 least charitable cities in America
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While the most charitable cities tend to congregate in the South, the least charitable cities hug the Northeastern and Western coasts.

This list counts down the 11 least charitable of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas, comparing them to their smaller neighbors. Each slide includes the percentage of income each metropolitan area gives to charity, how they compare to their neighbors, average contribution and median adjusted gross income, most common religion and political leaning.

#11 Seattle, Washington
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Percent of income given: 2.5 percent

Average contribution: $3,032

Median AGI: $94,250

Political leaning: Democratic

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 2.6 to 3.4 percent

#10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Percent of income given: 2.5 percent

Average contribution: $2,587

Median AGI: $86,937

Political leaning: Democratic

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 2.1 to 3.9 percent

#9 San Diego, California
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Percent of income given: 2.4 percent

Average contribution: $2,809

Median AGI: $93,230

Political leaning: Leaning Democratic

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 2.4 to 3 percent

#8 Sacramento, California
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Percent of income given: 2.4 percent

Average contribution: $2,733

Median AGI: $86,035

Political leaning: Leaning Democratic

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 2.3 to 2.8 percent

#7 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Percent of income given: 2.4 percent

Average contribution: $2,786

Median AGI: $91,097

Political leaning: Swing

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 2.1 to 2.7 percent

#6 San Francisco, California
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Percent of income given: 2.4 percent

Average contribution: $2,736

Median AGI: $115,101

Political leaning: Democratic

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 1.9 to 2.8 percent

#5 Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York
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Percent of income given: 2.3 percent

Average contribution: $2,310

Median AGI: $83,507

Political leaning: Leaning Democratic

Most common religion: Catholicism

#4 Boston, Massachusetts
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Percent of income given: 2.3 percent

Average contribution: $2,038

Median AGI: $101,270

Political leaning: Swing

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 1.6 to 2 percent

#3 San Jose, California
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Percent of income given: 2.2 percent

Average contribution: $2,956

Median AGI: $129,186

Political leaning: Democratic

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 1.9 to 2.9 percent

#2 Providence, Rhode Island
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Percent of income given: 1.9 percent

Average contribution: $1,831

Median AGI: $84,430

Political leaning: Democratic

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 1.6 to 2.6 percent

#1 Hartford, Connecticut
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Percent of income given: 1.9 percent

Average contribution: $2,086

Median AGI: $91,281

Political leaning: Leaning Democratic

Most common religion: Catholicism

Nearby cities: 1.6 to 2.6 percent