Report: Pennsylvanians carrying $33.2 billion in credit card debt
The New York state comptroller’s office says the nation’s four most-populated states carry the highest total amount of credit card debt, with California leading the way followed by Texas, Florida and New York.
And Pennsylvania — the sixth most populous state — comes in fifth.
Democratic Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says in a report released Tuesday that Californians had racked up more than $106.8 billion in credit card debt by the end of 2017. The Lone Star State was No. 2 at $67.3 billion, followed by Florida with $59.2 billion and New York with $58.1 billion.
Then there’s Pennsylvania, which comes in fifth on the debt list, at $33.2 billion.
According to 2017 U.S. census numbers, with a population of about 12.8 million, that averages out to each Pennsylvanian carrying $260 in credit card debt.
Rounding out the top 10 are Illinois ($32.2 billion), New Jersey ($29.6 billion), Ohio ($26.7 billion), Virginia ($26.5 billion) and Georgia ($26.3 billion).
DiNapoli says the totals were based on statistics compiled in February by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.