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Monday, June 26, 2006

Here We Have Idaho

This just in from the Idaho Nonprofit Development Center: Idaho ranked 2nd in the nation for hours volunteered. It feels good to be an Idahoan today.

"Idaho ranks 2nd in the nation for annual median number of volunteer hours donated in a year and 14th in number of people volunteering in the state, according to "Volunteering in America: State Trends and Rankings," a study by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Some highlights: More than 65 million people volunteered in the U.S. during 2005, increasing by 5.6 million people since 2002. The figure represents almost 29% of the U.S. population and the economic equivalent is almost $150 billion dollars in services each year.

Volunteering rate: the national rate is 28.8%. Idaho's rate is 35.5% (14th), Utah came in first at 48.0%, Nevada came in last at 18.8%.

Volunteer intensity: the national median number of volunteer hours worked is 51hours per year. Idaho's is 64 hours (2nd), Utah came in first with 96 hours, North Dakota came in last with 36 hours.

Women volunteer at a higher rate than men and married persons at a higher rate than non-married persons, in every state. The 35-44 years old age group is the most likely age to volunteer (34.5% of the population)."

Click here for the full report, if you're into this kind of thing.

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Blogger Julie said...

Proud to be a North Dakotan.

N.D. farmers consider farming volunteer work, because the pay is about the same. Artists, too.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Blogger girlfriday said...

That is an explanation. Of sorts.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


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