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States Where Debt Is Increasing the Most During COVID-19

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45. Hawaii
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$73
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,926 — 18th highest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 18.93% (18.09% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 727 (720 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.20% (2.24% in Feb)

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44. West Virginia
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$62
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,581 — 9th lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 40.36% (40.45% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 675 (671 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 2.63% (4.03% in Feb)

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43. Michigan
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$51
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,502 — 4th lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 28.67% (29.96% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 714 (703 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.23% (2.63% in Feb)

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41. Colorado
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$45
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,637 — 12th lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 23.65% (24.61% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 728 (720 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 0.98% (1.79% in Feb)

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41. Idaho
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$45
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $2,262 — 2nd highest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 21.64% (22.90% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 720 (712 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 0.95% (2.08% in Feb)

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