Special Report

States Where Debt Is Increasing the Most During COVID-19

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29. Arizona
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $1
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $2,052 — 11th highest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 30.66% (32.40% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 697 (684 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.14% (2.40% in Feb)

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29. Pennsylvania
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $1
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,822 — 25th highest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 26.37% (27.12% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 724 (716 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.92% (3.60% in Feb)

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28. Oregon
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $2
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,542 — 5th lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 19.05% (20.08% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 727 (718 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 0.76% (1.65% in Feb)

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27. Kansas
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $5
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,751 — 22nd lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 27.38% (27.88% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 711 (704 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.49% (2.25% in Feb)

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26. Rhode Island
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $9
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,803 — 24th lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 23.78% (25.00% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 719 (708 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.95% (3.42% in Feb)

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