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The States With the Best and Worst Credit Scores

MoneyWise Logo By Doug Whiteman of MoneyWise | Slide 1 of 52: The typical American has a good credit score and is carrying less credit card debt and doing a better job of paying bills on time than 10 years ago, according to the credit bureau Experian. Pat yourself on the back, America! Here are a few more nuggets from Experian's 2019 State of Credit report: The average American has three regular credit cards with balances totaling about $6,500, and 2.6 store cards (like the Target Red Card) with total balances of around $1,900. The average credit score nationwide is 680. That's considered "good." The report looks at VantageScores, which range from 300 to 850. Some states have only fair average scores, while others can get all braggy about their citizens' better credit. Click through to see a countdown, starting with the states with the lowest average credit scores and ending with the very best. The District of Columbia is included.

The States With the Best and Worst Credit Scores

The typical American has a good credit score and is carrying less credit card debt and doing a better job of paying bills on time than 10 years ago, according to the credit bureau Experian. Pat yourself on the back, America!

Here are a few more nuggets from Experian's 2019 State of Credit report: The average American has three regular credit cards with balances totaling about $6,500, and 2.6 store cards (like the Target Red Card) with total balances of around $1,900. The average credit score nationwide is 680.

That's considered "good." The report looks at VantageScores, which range from 300 to 850.

Some states have only fair average scores, while others can get all braggy about their citizens' better credit. Click through to see a countdown, starting with the states with the lowest average credit scores and ending with the very best. The District of Columbia is included.

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