United in Debt: Every State Ranked by Amount of Credit Card Debt

Gregory Andersen
Managing Editor at Tally

The average Alaskan household has more than $13,000 in credit card debt.

American consumers’ credit card debt surpassed the $1 trillion mark earlier this year, and a new report from ValuePenguin shows exactly how bad it’s become.

Among the report’s key findings are breakdowns of the average amount of household credit card debt based on age, income and other demographics. Perhaps most telling, however, is the state-by-state ranking of the average amount credit card debt.

Alaska topped the list with a household average of $13,048 in credit card debt — $1,500 more than the next closest state. Conversely, Ohio brought up the rear with an average of $5,446.

Where does your state rank?

Here are all 50 states, ranked by the severity of credit card debt: 

50. Ohio ($5,446)

49. South Carolina ($5,801)

48. Maine ($5,803)

47. Pennsylvania ($6,065)

46. Michigan ($6,082)

45. Rhode Island ($6,104)

44. Nebraska ($6,180)

43. Tennessee ($6,217)

42. Massachusetts ($6,277)

41. Wisconsin ($6,484)

40. Missouri ($6,491)

39. Vermont ($6,545)

38. Mississippi ($6,673)

37. Iowa ($6,696)

36. Arkansas ($6,747)

35. Minnesota ($6,761)

34. New Hampshire ($6,838)

33. Indiana ($6,958)

32. Kansas ($7,040)

31. West Virginia ($7,090)

30. Georgia ($7,090)

29. Arizona ($7,100)

28. Alabama ($7,105)

27. Delaware ($7,158)

26. Kentucky ($7,190)

25. North Carolina ($7,225)

24. Louisiana ($7,260)

23. Illinois ($7,278)

22. Connecticut ($7,304)

21. South Dakota ($7,362)

20. Texas ($7,692)

19. Virginia ($7,867)

18. Nevada ($7,871)

17. Maryland ($7,913)

16. New Mexico ($7,952)

15. Oklahoma ($8,059)

14. Washington ($8,108)

13. Hawaii ($8,315)

12. Florida ($8,444)

11. North Dakota ($8,450)

10. Idaho ($8,570)

9. Oregon ($8,619)

8. New York ($8,764)

7. Colorado ($9,108)

6. New Jersey ($9,454)

5. Montana ($9,759)

4. California ($10,496)

3. Utah ($11,222)

2. Wyoming ($11,546)

1. Alaska ($13,048)

Now for some good news: Tally, the world’s first automated debt manager, is currently available in 15 states. And five of those states — California, Colorado, New Jersey, New York and Utah — are among the country’s top 10 states for average household credit card debt.

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