Kansas Citians gave more than 68 million service hours back to their community in 2014, putting them near the top of a list of volunteering cities.
The Corporation for National and Community Service ranked Kansas City the eighth most giving on a list of 51 major metropolitan areas. Nearly a third of Kansas Citians volunteer.
CEO Wendy Spencer says a number of factors increase the number of hours people give. Areas with a high homeownership rates often have correspondingly high rates of volunteerism, she says.
But there are some surprises in the data, too.