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Vermont dubbed 'Peace Corps heaven,' with most per capita volunteers this year

The Peace Corps has unveiled its recruitment rankings from 2014, and Vermont has been dubbed "Peace Corps heaven."

Vermont produced more Peace Corps volunteers per capita in 2014 than any other state. USA Today reports that for every 100,000 Vermont residents, there are 7.8 Peace Corps volunteers.

"Vermont is the happy hunting ground for Peace Corps," Elizabeth Chamberlain, a Peace Corps spokesperson, told USA Today. "It really is Peace Corps heaven."

The second-largest volunteer base is Washington, D.C., with 6.7 volunteers for every 100,000 residents. In terms of states with the most volunteers (rather than volunteers per capita), California takes the lead, with 926 Peace Corps members. Other states with the highest numbers of volunteers include Washington and Florida.