Top 10 U.S Cities That Donate The Most (SLIDESHOW)

12/13/2011 01:45 pm ET | Updated Dec 13, 2011

Local market consumer research firm Scarborough Research released a study this week detailing the most generous cities in America -- and the numbers are heartening.

The U.S. can boast an impressive 56 percent majority of adult "givers."

The analysis defines "givers" as American adults 18 and over who live in a household that donated money or made a contribution to an "Arts/Cultural, Healthcare/Medical, Religious or Social Care/Welfare" organization some time in the last year.

The common denominator among altruistic Americans is that those who donate to their favorite charities have higher average household incomes than all U.S. adults and are 24 percent more likely to have graduated from college.

At least 61 percent of all households give back in these cities. Did your hometown make the cut? Click through the slides below to find out.

Most Generous Cities In America

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