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Americans’ Debt Has Risen in 2017

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Los Angeles, October 23, 2017 – Americans’ average debt amount in 2017 is $140,113, a new study found.

Personal finance website GOBankingRates surveyed over 2,500 adults across the U.S. to find how much debt the average American has. GOBankingRates asked the following six questions:

The survey found that the percentage of debt varies greatly depending on the type of debt, as well as age and gender.

Most Common Type of Debt in America

Least Common Type of Debt in America

For full study results and more details on methodology, visit: Here’s How Much Debt Americans Have in 2017

Top 5 States With the Highest Average Debt

1. Hawaii: $869,250

2. Maryland: $284,851

3. Texas: $185,583

4. Oklahoma: $174,838

5. Indiana: $166,844

Top 5 States With the Lowest Average Debt

1. Washington, D.C.: $1,611

2. Arkansas: $2,286

3. Louisiana: $6,139

4. South Dakota: $6,738

5. Nebraska: $8,426

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