Special Report

States With the Most Credit Card Debt

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31. Alabama
> Avg. credit card balance: $5,961
> Cost of living: 13.4% less than avg.
> Avg. credit score: 654
> Avg. number of cards: 2.7

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32. Utah
> Avg. credit card balance: $5,960
> Cost of living: 2.7% less than avg.
> Avg. credit score: 683
> Avg. number of cards: 3.0

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33. Vermont
> Avg. credit card balance: $5,924
> Cost of living: 1.6% more than avg.
> Avg. credit score: 702
> Avg. number of cards: 2.9

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34. Minnesota
> Avg. credit card balance: $5,911
> Cost of living: 2.5% less than avg.
> Avg. credit score: 709
> Avg. number of cards: 3.0

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35. Missouri
> Avg. credit card balance: $5,897
> Cost of living: 10.5% less than avg.
> Avg. credit score: 675
> Avg. number of cards: 2.9

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