Pennsylvania Among Top Five States Carrying Highest Credit Card Debt

May 29, 2018

Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the nation when it comes to states carrying the highest amount of credit card debt with $33.2 billion.

The New York state comptroller's office says the nation's four most-populated states carry the highest total, with California leading the way followed by Texas, Florida and New York.

Democratic Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says in a report released today that Californians had racked up more than $106.8 billion in credit card debt by the end of 2017.

The Lone Star State was No. 2 at $67.3 billion, followed by Florida with $59.2 billion and New York with $58.1 billion.

Rounding out the top 10 are Pennsylvania, Illinois ($32.2 billion), New Jersey ($29.6 billion), Ohio ($26.7 billion), Virginia ($26.5 billion) and Georgia ($26.3 billion).

DiNapoli says the totals were based on statistics compiled in February by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.