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Pittsburgh ranks as 4th most caring city in U.S.

Chris Pastrick

Pittsburghers care. And it’s not just a slogan — like “Stronger Than Hate.”

It’s a community thing. There’s something about being a Pittsburgher. Even living here for a short time, you are a Pittsburgher for life.

Want proof? Well, the city was just landed at No. 4 on a list of the Most Caring Cities in America.

Madison, Wisc., took the top spot, with New York City coming in second.

Top 10

  1. Madison, Wisc.
  2. New York
  3. Lincoln, Neb.
  4. Pittsburgh
  5. Jersey City, N.J.
  6. Fremont, Calif.
  7. Boston
  8. St. Paul, Minn.
  9. Virginia Beach, Va.
  10. San Jose, Calif.

For its 2018 list , WalletHub looked at the country’s 100 largest cities and compared their levels of caring — through volunteerism, charity donations (cash, clothing, online), sheltered homeless persons, pet shelters and more than 30 other categories.

Source: WalletHub

Pittsburgh, which moved up 5 spots from last year’s ranking, fared much better than our close neighbors. Cleveland ranked 55, Cincinnati landed at 48, Philadelphia was 21, and Buffalo came in at 41.

Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris at 724-226-4697, [email protected] or via Twitter @CPastrickTrib.

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