Special Report

States With the Most Credit Card Debt

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1. Alaska
> Avg. credit card balance: $8,515
> Cost of living: 5.4% more than avg.
> Avg. credit score: 668
> Avg. number of cards: 2.9

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2. Connecticut
> Avg. credit card balance: $7,258
> Cost of living: 8.7% more than avg.
> Avg. credit score: 690
> Avg. number of cards: 3.2

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3. Virginia
> Avg. credit card balance: $7,161
> Cost of living: 2.3% more than avg.
> Avg. credit score: 680
> Avg. number of cards: 3.1

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4. New Jersey
> Avg. credit card balance: $7,151
> Cost of living: 13.2% more than avg.
> Avg. credit score: 686
> Avg. number of cards: 3.5

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5. Maryland
> Avg. credit card balance: $7,043
> Cost of living: 9.5% more than avg.
> Avg. credit score: 672
> Avg. number of cards: 3.2

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