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States Where Debt Is Increasing the Most During COVID-19

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40. Delaware
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$44
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,847 — 23rd highest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 31.15% (31.80% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 702 (690 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.71% (3.37% in Feb)

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39. Montana
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$38
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,799 — 23rd lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 22.08% (22.82% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 723 (718 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.06% (1.91% in Feb)

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38. New Mexico
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$37
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,724 — 17th lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 34.78% (36.31% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 675 (670 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 2.15% (3.81% in Feb)

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37. Ohio
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$29
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,500 — 3rd lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 31.77% (32.09% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 699 (691 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.60% (2.86% in Feb)

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36. Kentucky
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): -$27
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,315 — the lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 35.16% (35.77% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 678 (675 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.93% (3.28% in Feb)

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