What Is The Average Household Credit Card Debt?

The average household credit card debt is around $8,300. Statistics show that Americans now rely more and more on plastic to cover life expenses. The average American carries eight credit and debit cards, a number that no doubt contributes to the high average household credit card debt.

The Numbers Don’t Lie

A Federal Reserve survey shows that about 80% of American households have at least one credit card; 20% of households do not have a credit card. The average household credit card debt is roughly $11,000. Surveys show that only 50% of credit card holders claim to pay their full credit card balances each month.

Cities with the Highest Average Household Credit Card Debt

According to a Forbes study, Miami, Tampa, Los Angeles, Jacksonville, and Orlando top the cities with the highest average household credit card debt. Other notable overspending contenders were Austin, Charlotte, Cleveland, and Indianapolis. Many of these cities also have high unemployment rates, which contribute to the elevated average household credit card debt.

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