The rankings remain largely unchanged from last year's analysis, with the top four cities holding firm. For a second straight year, Seattle, WA earned the top spot, followed by Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC. Minneapolis made the biggest strides, jumping four spots to enter the top 10 in 2012. Bellevue, WA dropped one position and out of the top 10.
The analysis ranks 265 cities with total population of more than 100,000 based on per capita online giving. More than $509 million was donated online by donors in the 265 major cities, a 15 percent jump from 2011.
The current rankings come from donations processed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012.
Top Ten Most Generous Online US Cities
A ranking of large cities (population > 100,000) based on per capita online giving in 2012:
Ann Arbor, MI (+1 spot)
Cambridge, MA (-1 spot)
San Francisco, CA
St. Louis, MO (+1 spot)
Minneapolis, MN (+4 spots)
From a regional perspective based on the U.S. Census grouping of states, the top 25 large cities have the South achieving the number one spot (nine cities), followed by the West (eight cities), then the Midwest (five cities) and lastly the Northeast (three cities).Last modified on Sunday, 19 May 2013