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Three area counties among Florida's top 5 highest-ranking areas for Florida most generous counties

Posted at 9:41 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 23:29:48-05

Many of our neighbors like to give back, not just at holidays, but year around. 

According to a study done by the company Smart Asset, who looked at 2016 income tax returns, Martin Palm Beach and Indian River counties residents ranked among the top 5 most generous. 

Palm Beach County came in third place, followed by Martin and Indian River counties.

Ranked 1st place was Collier County, where 58 percent of residents gave back to their community. 

Here is a list of Florida's highest ranking counties for giving:

Rank     County         Most Charitable Index        

1)          Collier                58.7 percent

2)          St. Johns           53.7 percent 

3)          Palm Beach       51.9 percent 

4)          Martin                50.3 percent

5)          Indian River       49.4 percent 

6)          Sarasota            49.3 percent

7)          Sumter               48.8 percent

8)          Monroe              48.2 percent 

9)         Nassau               48.1 percent 

10)       Walton                44.3 percent