When it comes to total credit card debt in the United States, the most populated states lead the way. With an astounding $106.8 billion, California is in first place. Texas comes in second with $67.3 billion. On a per capita basis, however, the picture is different, with Alaska in first place. According to data released by the New York State Comptroller’s Office, this is the case.
An average Alaskan had a credit card amount of $4,270 at the end of last year, more than $1,000 higher than the national average of $3,100. With $3,910 in credit card debt per capita, New Jersey is the second worst state, followed by Hawaii with $3,860. The south is doing better, with Mississippi having the lowest average debt per capita ($2,020).