November 28, 2017 | Michelle Queen

WalletHub Ranks Maryland Second Most Charitable State

Maryland is ranked the second most charitable state according to finance website WalletHub. The state of Utah ranked number one. WalletHub compared the 50 states across two key dimensions and 14 metrics. The dimensions include; “Volunteering & Service” and “Charitable Giving”. A score for “Volunteering & Service” was based on seven key metrics including; volunteer […]

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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Maryland Ranks 11th in Health Care Costs

Maryland ranked 11th in a survey that looked at the cost of health care in each state. Only 10 other states fared better than the Free State. The study was completed by WalletHub, which offers credit scores and credit monitoring. To develop Maryland’s ranking, WalletHub found that the state was the fourth least expensive. It […]

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July 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Ranks Third Worst State to Start A Business

In a new study conducted by WalletHub, analysts took a look at 2017’s best and worst states to start a business and Maryland ranks number 47, making it the third worst state to start a business. WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states across 20 key indicators of startup success to determine the best states to […]

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May 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Rockville is 10th Most Diverse Small City in America

In a recent study conducted by WalletHub, the City of Rockville ranks tenth most diverse small city in America. Earlier this year, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 500 of the largest cities across the  country to rank the Most Diverse Cities in America. Rockville ranked 31st overall but tenth among small cities. “Diverse small cities […]

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May 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Discusses Diverse City Ranking with CNN Host (VIDEO)

The City of Gaithersburg continues to gain national attention for its high ranking in WalletHub’s reports of “Most Culturally Diverse Cities” in America. The study, which recently compared more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities, determines its rankings on key factors such as ethnicity and race, language and birthplace. In 2017, Gaithersburg ranked third. […]

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March 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

WalletHub Ranks Maryland Second Most Innovative State

In a new study by WalletHub, Maryland is ranked second most innovative state. WalletHub’s analysts compared all 50 states across two key factors including human capital and the innovation environment. “Innovation is a huge driver of the state’s economy,” Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst said. “Innovative states are economically successful states.” Maryland also ranked third in highest share of […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Germantown, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring and Rockville Make Top 10 List of Most Diverse Cities

Four of the top 10 culturally diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, according to a new report by WalletHub. The personal finance website compared 501 of the largest U.S. cities using three indicators: ethnicity and race, language and birthplace. According to the 2017 findings, Jersey City, New Jersey is the most diverse […]

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January 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

WalletHub Ranks Maryland 2nd for Most Educated State

In a new study conducted by WalletHub, Maryland is ranked 2017’s second most educated state. WalletHub’s analysts compared all 50 states by key determinants of a well-educated population such as school quality, educational attainment, and achievement gaps between races and gender. “Highly educated states are much more likely to withstand economic shocks,” said Jill Gonzalez, […]

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November 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Maryland Ranked Fourth Most Charitable State by WalletHub

Maryland is ranked the fourth most charitable state according to finance website WalletHub. WalletHub based its rankings on 13 key metrics including; volunteer rate, community service requirement for high school graduation, number of public charities per capita, percentage of sheltered homeless, and number of Feeding America Food Banks per capita. Of those metrics, Maryland ranked; first for percentage […]

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May 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Three of the 10 Most Diverse Cities in America are in Montgomery County (PHOTO)

WalletHub recently released a study that has ranked three Montgomery County cities as most diverse in the Country. The finance website placed Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Germantown in its top ten “2016’s Most Diverse Cities in America” list. Gaithersburg topped the list outranking New York and Los Angeles. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman said, “I’ve always regarded the […]

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