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Report: Pennsylvanians carrying $33.2 billion in credit card debt

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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.

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