Nevada finished 15th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

The average credit card balance in Nevada was $6,401, according to the analysis. In contrast, Americans on average owed $6,354 on credit cards issued by banks.

The average credit card score in the state stood at 655, and the cost of living in the state was 2.6 percent less than average. Scores that exceed 720 are considered excellent, while those under 630 are viewed as poor.

The average credit balances per person in the states come from and reflect  2017 data, according to a post on the 24/7 Wall St. website. The average credit scores and average number of credit cards are based on 2017 data from Experian, and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis provided the cost-of-living numbers, which were calculated for 2016.


Which States Have the Highest Average Credit Card Debt?

RankStateCost of livingAvg. credit scoreAvg. # of cardsAvg. balance
1Alaska5.4% more than avg.6683$8,515
2Connecticut8.7% more than avg.6903$7,258
3Virginia2.3% more than avg.6803$7,161
4New Jersey13.2% more than avg.6864$7,151
5Maryland9.5% more than avg.6723$7,043
6Hawaii18.4% more than avg.6933$6,981
7Texas3.1% less than avg.6563$6,902
8Colorado3% more than avg.6883$6,718
9Georgia7.9% less than avg.6543$6,675
10New York15.6% more than avg.6883$6,671
11Washington5.5% more than avg.6933$6,592
12New Hampshire5.9% more than avg.7013$6,490
13California14.4% more than avg.6803$6,481
14Illinois1.1% less than avg.6833$6,410
15Nevada2.6% less than avg.6553$6,401
16Arizona4.1% less than avg.6693$6,389
17Florida0.3% less than avg.6683$6,388
18Rhode Island0.4% less than avg.6873$6,375
19Delaware0.2% more than avg.6723$6,366
20Massachusetts7.8% more than avg.6993$6,327
21New Mexico6.4% less than avg.6593$6,317
22Oklahoma11% less than avg.6563$6,296
23Wyoming3.3% less than avg.6783$6,245
24South Carolina9.7% less than avg.6573$6,157
25Pennsylvania1.6% less than avg.6873$6,146
26North Carolina9.1% less than avg.6663$6,117
27Kansas9.5% less than avg.6803$6,082
28Louisiana9.6% less than avg.6503$6,074
29Oregon0.2% less than avg.6883$6,012
30Tennessee9.8% less than avg.6623$5,975
31Alabama13.4% less than avg.6543$5,961
32Utah2.7% less than avg.6833$5,960
33Vermont1.6% more than avg.7023$5,924
34Minnesota2.5% less than avg.7093$5,911
35Missouri10.5% less than avg.6753$5,897
36Montana5.9% less than avg.6893$5,845
37Ohio10.7% less than avg.6783$5,843
38Idaho7% less than avg.6813$5,817
39Maine1.6% less than avg.6893$5,784
40South Dakota11.7% less than avg.7003$5,692
41Arkansas13.1% less than avg.6573$5,660
42Nebraska9.5% less than avg.6953$5,630
43Michigan6.7% less than avg.6773$5,622
44Indiana9.7% less than avg.6673$5,581
45Kentucky12.2% less than avg.6633$5,555
46West Virginia12.4% less than avg.6583$5,547
47North Dakota8.5% less than avg.6973$5,511
48Mississippi13.6% less than avg.6473$5,421
49Wisconsin7.2% less than avg.6963$5,363
50Iowa9.8% less than avg.6953$5,155

Source:;; Experian; U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis