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States Where Debt Is Increasing the Most During COVID-19

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25. South Dakota
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $11
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $2,212 — 6th highest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 16.40% (17.03% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 731 (725 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.40% (2.05% in Feb)

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24. Tennessee
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $12
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,959 — 15th highest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 35.01% (35.73% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 683 (675 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.91% (3.33% in Feb)

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23. Illinois
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $25
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,572 — 8th lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 27.93% (28.53% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 714 (704 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.81% (3.26% in Feb)

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22. Minnesota
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $27
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,727 — 18th lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 14.39% (15.12% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 744 (738 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.12% (2.04% in Feb)

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21. Virginia
> Change in median debt in collection (Feb-Oct 2020): $28
> Median debt in collection Oct. 2020: $1,804 — 25th lowest
> Share of people with debt in collection Oct. 2020: 27.24% (28.22% in Feb)
> Median credit score Oct. 2020: 716 (706 in Feb)
> Mortgage delinquency rate Oct. 2020: 1.42% (2.73% in Feb)

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