Special Report

States Where Debt Is Increasing the Most During COVID-19

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50. North Dakota
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$244
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,914 — 19th highest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 17.43% (17.69% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 730 (726 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.13% (1.90% in Feb)

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49. Wisconsin
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$148
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,706 — 16th lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 20.88% (23.54% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 737 (729 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.11% (1.91% in Feb)

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48. North Carolina
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$102
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,568 — 7th lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 34.25% (35.67% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 690 (678 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.81% (3.42% in Feb)

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47. South Carolina
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$100
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $2,097 — 9th highest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 40.58% (41.31% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 674 (668 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 2.16% (4.05% in Feb)

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46. Connecticut
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$79
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,546 — 6th lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 24.74% (25.66% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 726 (716 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.86% (3.67% in Feb)

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