'Minnesota nice' not just an expression

  • Updated: July 27, 2008 - 8:55 PM

'MINNESOTA NICE' NOT JUST AN EXPRESSION

Rankings of 50 major U.S. cities by the percentage of residents 16 and older who perform volunteer service, as compiled by the Corporation for National and Community Service:

1. Minneapolis-St. Paul 39.3

2. Salt Lake City 37.2

3. Portland, Ore. 35.6

4. Seattle 35.5

5. Austin, Texas 35.3

6. Columbus, Ohio 34.7

7. Milwaukee 34.6

8. Birmingham, Ala. 34.4

9. Kansas City, Mo. 33.8

10. Charlotte, N.C. 32.6

11. Oklahoma City 32.1

11. Pittsburgh 32.1

13. Denver 31.3

14. Washington 31.1

15. Louisville, Ky. 30.7

16. Hartford, Conn. 30.4

17. Cincinnati 29.9

17. St. Louis 29.9

19. Dallas 29.8

20. San Francisco 29.4

21. Indianapolis 28.8

22. Cleveland 28.5

22. Nashville 28.5

24. Baltimore 27.8

25. San Diego 27.7

26. Memphis, Tenn. 27.5

27. Detroit 27.1

27. Richmond, Va. 27.1

29. Houston 26.9

29. San Jose, Calif. 26.9

31. Atlanta 26.8

31. San Antonio 26.8

33. Raleigh, N.C. 26.7

34. Boston 26.4

35. Buffalo, N.Y. 26.0

36. Sacramento, Calif. 25.7

37. Chicago 25.6

38. Rochester, N.Y. 25.4

39. Philadelphia 25.1

40. Tampa, Fla. 24.8

41. Providence, R.I. 23.1

42. Phoenix 22.6

42. Virginia Beach, Va. 22.6

44. Los Angeles 21.6

45. Jacksonville, Fla. 20.7

46. Orlando 19.7

47. Riverside, Calif. 18.2

48. New York 17.1

49. Las Vegas 14.7

50. Miami 14.5

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