Which States Are Tied Up With the Most Credit Card Debt?

The Washington Post came out with a map looking at the average credit card debt per borrower in each state. Where does Illinois rank?

It's a dangerous trap to fall into. That of credit card debt. But it happens all the time, in every state. 

In some states, the average debt per person is higher than others. But where does Illinois fall on that list. We'll give you a hint: it's not number one. That "honor" falls to Alaska, and it's not even close between Alaska and the number two state, Colorado. 

Less than $500 separates Colorado from the number 15 state on our list, a list that includes Illinois. What is the average credit card debt per borrower in Illinois?


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Sean G. February 12, 2014 at 09:12 AM
Herc - please describe or elaborate the collapse.
Herc February 12, 2014 at 09:16 AM
Sean google economic collapse all kinds of info there!
Ex Jolietian February 12, 2014 at 10:01 AM
The problem with Americans is they seldom look at other countries and learn anything. I've followed "The Pigs" for the last 5 years... Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain... and if it wasn't for Germany bailing out Greece multiple times their economy would have totally collapsed. Last summer there were people in large cities... normal folks... eating out of dumpsters. They can't get medicine because there is no money. Is this what we want... do you think China has enough money to bail us out if we continue this path?
Oliver P. McCracken February 12, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Besides those venturing north for the "Gold Rush," I would wager that many debtors being chased by catchpoles have escaped to the Polar North, as well. It's a hearty land, made up of hearty men like myself, and no place for bespectacled publicans. On to Alaska - the land of welshers, Malamute hounds, and affection-starved Eskimo gals!
Just Sayin February 13, 2014 at 08:13 AM
Oliver P. Where have you been my good man? You and your comments are jewels beyond price! Since the last big Patch format changes I have not seen nor heard a peep or cheep from you. I beg of you sir...please comment on the Deerfield Patch moving forward. You make my day...therefore I bow!


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