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

30. Bowie, TX
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $1,026
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $2,974 — 56 of #2225 counties
> Pct. ppl with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 38.01% — #731 of 2225
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 680 — #1243 of 2225

29. Kendall, TX
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $1,033
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $2,699 — 110 of #2225 counties
> Pct. ppl with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 23.10% — #1800 of 2225
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 737 — #217 of 2225

28. Transylvania, NC
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $1,036
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,922 — 890 of #2225 counties
> Pct. ppl with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 33.11% — #1070 of 2225
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 678 — #1279 of 2225

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27. Kay, OK
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $1,044
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $2,505 — 197 of #2225 counties
> Pct. ppl with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 43.33% — #403 of 2225
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 672 — #1497 of 2225

25. Union, GA
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $1,049
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $2,362 — 291 of #2225 counties
> Pct. ppl with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 15.40% — #2141 of 2225
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 751 — #62 of 2225

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