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US Counties Where Debt Is Increasing the Most During COVID-19

35. San Miguel, NM
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $959
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $2,359 — 295 of #2225 counties
> Pct. ppl with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 37.60% — #748 of 2225
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 654 — #1885 of 2225

34. Terrell, GA
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $960
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $2,164 — 502 of #2225 counties
> Pct. ppl with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 46.91% — #241 of 2225
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 645 — #2060 of 2225

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33. Orange, NC
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $977
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,952 — 821 of #2225 counties
> Pct. ppl with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 33.05% — #1076 of 2225
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 676 — #1316 of 2225

32. Carroll, IL
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $1,010
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $2,679 — 116 of #2225 counties
> Pct. ppl with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 22.46% — #1828 of 2225
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 724 — #441 of 2225

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31. Lincoln, NM
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $1,014
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $2,287 — 365 of #2225 counties
> Pct. ppl with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 46.43% — #260 of 2225
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 646 — #2049 of 2225

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