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Collier County recognized as Florida’s most generous county, according to study

Mark H. Bickel | Fort Myers News-Press

There are 67 counties in the state of Florida, but only one can say it is the most generous. Collier County.

SmartAsset analyzed IRS data to determine the places where residents were donating the most money and Collier finished at the top of the rankings ahead of No. 2 Monroe County and No. 3 Walton County.

What to know about SmartAsset’s generosity study

The study calculated how much people donate as a percentage of their net income and the proportion of people in each county who make charitable donations.
The study takes into account charitable contributions as a percentage of net income and the proportion of taxpayers that made a charitable contribution of any amount in a given county.
For contributions as a percentage of income, Collier County recorded 2.8%.
For percentage of returns itemizing charitable contributions, Collier recorded 11.5%.
Collier’s Charitable County Index score is 50.48, edging Monroe (49.67).

Read about the Methodology of the generosity study on

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