Mean Net Debt Per Consumer Bankruptcy Filing in 2010
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Mean Net Debt Per Consumer Bankruptcy Filing in 2010

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Every day, thousands of Americans file bankruptcy to help them get a handle on their debt. Consumers can include a wide range of debts in their filing. There's no minimum amount of debt you must have to file, and in most bankruptcy chapters, no maximum amount either. Check out the state-by-state breakdown of mean net debt in consumer bankruptcy filings by state.

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Average Debt Per Personal Bankruptcy Filing by State

The mean total amount of debt and obligations reported by debtors filing for Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy - states marked with an asterisk have multiple bankruptcy court districts and the amount shown is the average of those.

Highest mean net debt:

  • Washington*: $2,295,697
  • New Jersey: $1,065,920
  • California*: $403,185
  • Arizona: $324,467
  • Maryland: $310,442

Lowest mean net debt:

  • Arkansas*: $123,792
  • Alabama*: $119,722
  • Tennessee*: $117,978
  • Mississippi*: $114,974
  • North Dakota: $114,254

Mean Net Debt by State

  • Alabama*: $119,722
  • Alaska: $236,972
  • Arizona: $324,467
  • Arkansas*: $123,792
  • California*: $403,185
  • Colorado: $232,001
  • Connecticut: $261,657
  • Delaware: $268,554
  • Florida*: $288,165
  • Georgia*: $136,365
  • Hawaii: $299,202
  • Idaho: $209,166
  • Illinois*: $158,587
  • Indiana*: $139,765
  • Iowa*: $138,111
  • Kansas: $151,829
  • Kentucky*: $128,950
  • Louisiana*: $138,796
  • Maine: $196,253
  • Maryland: $310,442
  • Massachusetts: $278,626
  • Michigan*: $162,415
  • Minnesota: $238,794
  • Mississippi*: $114,974
  • Missouri*: $148,348
  • Montana: $178,705
  • Nebraska: $129,297
  • Nevada: $303,876
  • New Hampshire: $266,381
  • New Jersey: $1,065,920
  • New Mexico: $183,892
  • New York*: $180,485
  • North Carolina*: $200,428
  • North Dakota: $114,254
  • Ohio*: $156,103
  • Oklahoma*: $131,571
  • Oregon: $218,078
  • Pennsylvania*: $173,187
  • Rhode Island: $221,994
  • South Carolina: $193,112
  • South Dakota: $136,796
  • Tennessee*: $117,978
  • Texas*: $188,323
  • Utah: $233,581
  • Vermont: $184,109
  • Virginia*: $220,752
  • Washington*: $2,295,697
  • West Virginia*: $140,036
  • Wisconsin*: $174,164
  • Wyoming: $164,181

This infographic was published by Total Bankruptcy.

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