Here we go again Michiganders! Another 'Top 100 List' and yet another appearance by the Mitten State. BONUS: It's a list we want to be on this time. Michigan has made the list of the Top 100 Most Caring Cities in the United States.

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I know what you're thinking. Who made the list and how did they figure out how kind a city was? For some being kind is holding a door open or putting their grocery cart away. Other Michigan residents will find a job that works around their volunteering schedule.

Measuring the Kindness Score of a Community

Michigan City Named 1 of the Nations 100 Most Caring

We live in a country where nearly $500 billion...BILLION with B, was given to various charitable organizations in 2022. What's troubling is that 2022 was down 3.4% in giving. That doesn't sound like much, but it rings a little louder when you consider how many non-profits depended on that missing $17 BILLION to serve their clients.

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I know of more than a few local Michigan charities that have felt the pinch but, in true Michigan fashion, none of the people they serve are wise to it. In my experience, the Michigan volunteer spirit is strong and willing to cut corners behind the scenes to keep a hand extended to those who need it.

Michigan City Named 1 of the Nations 100 Most Caring

At least one Michigan city was recognized by's most recent study, which had the goal of finding the kindest place in the United States.

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Keep in mind that the true measure of kindness is not getting upset if your Michigan hometown didn't make the list. It wouldn't be kind, would it?

The 100 Most Caring Cities in America

The number-crunching gurus at WalletHub looked at cities throughout the country and rated them on kindness indicators, like a community's crime rate, DUIs, child and adult poverty rates, pet shelters per capita, ADA compliance, and nurses per capita...a total of 38 different indicators were weighted and categorized.
When the dust settled totaled all up and assigned each metro a score from 1 to 100, with 1 being the worst and 100 being the best. Here are the 100 Most Caring Cities in America.

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

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