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Philanthropy: How Do Stone Mountain and Lithonia Rank?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy's special report, "How America Gives" has an interactive tool that allows you to look up giving by ZIP code. See how we're doing locally.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy today came out with its special report "How America Gives" - and it's worth noting how Stone Mountain and Lithonia rank.

For example, ZIP code 30087 came in at 479th of 28,725; 30058 holds 1,689th in rank while 30088 ranked 4,035th.

The Chronicle found that in Utah and Mississippi, the typical household gives more than 7 percent of its income to charity, it said. In states such as Massachusetts as well as three other New England states, the average household gives less than 3 percent, according to The Chronicle.

The report is based on the Internal Revenue Service's most recent available records of Americans who itemized their deductions, the Chronicle says; the study examines taxpayers who earned $50,000 or more in 2008.

There is an interactive tool that allows you look up giving according to ZIP code. Here's how several local areas ranked:

30083, Stone Mountain

Ranking: 3,067 of 28,725

Total contributions: $12.8 million

30038, Lithonia

Ranking:1,634 of 28,725

Total contributions: $19.6 million

30088, Stone Mountain 

Ranking: 4,035 of 28,725

Total contributions: $10 million

30058, Lithonia

Ranking: 1,689 of 28,725

Total contributions: $19.2 million

30087, Stone Mountain

Ranking: 479 of 28,725

Total contributions: $35.4 million

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