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The City in Each State With the Most Debt

Wyoming

Wyoming comes in at #50 because it has the lowest total debt at $834.7 million dollars. That puts the per capita debt right at $1,423. ranking the state #46 in per capita debt.

Nebraska

#49, Nebraska owes more than $1.8 billion dollars. That means the population would only be responsible for paying $955 per capita to eliminate the state's debts. That puts Nebraska at #49 among the states regarding debt per capita, as well.

North Dakota

Coming in at #48 is North Dakota with more than $2 billion dollars in debt. This puts the debt per capita at $2,727, ranking the state 33rd among the states in debt per capita.

Montana

Montana ranks #47 among states' debt with more than $3.2 billion dollars in debt. This puts their per capita debt at $3,107, ranking Montana #29 in per capita debt.

South Dakota

South Dakota makes #46 on this list with debts totaling more than 3.2 billion dollars. This puts the debt per capita at $3,830, ranking the state number 16 out of 50 in per capita debt.

Vermont

#45, Vermont owes more than $3.3 billion dollars in debt. This puts a per capita debt burden on it's population of $5,336, and ranks the state 9th among per capita debt.

Nevada

Nevada comes in 44th place with more than $3.3 billion in debt. The per capita debt stands at $1,162, putting the state in 48th place for per capita debt.

Idaho

Idaho takes the 43rd spot on the list with more than $3.6 billion dollars in debt. The population's part of that debt comes out to about $2,230 a piece, putting Idaho in the 38th spot for debt per capita.

Delaware

The state of Delaware ranks 42nd among states' debts with more than $4.9 billion dollars owed. That means the state's residents would need to pay a total of $5,259, placing Delaware in 10th place regarding per capita debt.

Arkansas

Arkansas comes in 41st place, owing more than $4.9 billion dollars in debt. The per capita debt there is $1,674, placing the state in 44th place regarding per capita debt.

Maine

In 40th place we have Maine. This state owes more than $5.1 billion dollars in debt. This places a $3,107 burden on it's residents to pay off all state debts. Maine is ranked 18th among the states in per capita debt owed.

Alaska

Alaska is in 39th place with debt totaling more than $5.7 billion dollars in debt. The per capita debt in this state amounts to $7,764, putting it in 4th place among the states with the highest per capita debt.

Tennessee

Number 38, Tennessee owes more than $6 billion dollars, however, the state has such a large population that the per capita debt there is just $914. That puts the state in the 50th place for debt per capita.

Iowa

Iowa takes the #37th spot when it comes to the states' debts. This state owes more than $6.1 billion dollars, which puts the debt per capita here at $1,960. Iowa also ranked 40th in per capita debt.

New Mexico

New Mexico is in the 36th spot with more than $6.7 billion dollars in state debt. The per capita debt comes out to about $3,239, putting the state in the 25th place for that metric.

West Virginia

West Virginia takes 35th place among the states' debts with more than $7.1 billion dollars in debt. West Virginia's residents would be relied upon for approximately $3,869 a piece to get rid of the state's debt all at once. This places the state in the 15th place for per capita debt.

Mississippi

Mighty Mississippi state owes more than $7.4 billion dollars in debt. The per capita debt in the state comes out to about $2,499, placing the state in 36th place for this metric.

Utah

Utah is in the 33rd spot on this list due to its more than $7.4 billion dollars in debt. Per capita, the debt is approximately $2,501 putting the state in 35th place for debt per capita.

Kansas

Kansas takes the number 32 spot with more than $7.5 billion in debt. The state's high population makes the per capita debt approximately $2,608, placing 34th out of the 50 states in debt per capita.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire owes various debtors more than $8.2 billion dollars, putting it in 31st place. Since the population there is a bit smaller, the debt per capita is $6,173—placing it in the 7th place spot out of the 50 states in terms of debt per capita.

Hawaii

The state's debt is more than $8.8 billion dollars, placing the per capita debt at approximately $6,145. That high rate places the state in 8th place for highest debt per capita.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma is in the 29th spot with more than $8.8 billion dollars in debt. The debt per capita for the residents of the state is $2,277, which places the state in 37th place among the states for debt per capita.

Alabama

Alabama takes the 28th spot with more than $8.9 billion dollars in state debt. This means that each resident would need to pay $1,848 in order to get the state out of debt. Alabama is also ranked at 41st place among state's debt per capita.

Rhode Island

#27, Rhode Island owes more than $9 billion in state debt. The per capita debt here is at $8,530—that puts Rhode Island in 3rd place for states with the highest debt per capita.

Oregon

The state of Oregon owes more than $13 billion dollars in debt, putting it in the 26th spot on this list. The per capita debt here is $3,245. This ranks Oregon in 24th place regarding the highest debt per capita.

Georgia

Georgia takes 25th place in states' debts with more than $13.2 billion dollars which leaves the debt per capita at $1,299. This low per capita debt places Georgia in 47th place regarding states' debt per capita.

Arizona

Coming in at number 24, Arizona owes more than $14.2 billion dollars in debt. This places a $2,089 burden on Arizona's residents if they want to get the state's debts paid off. Arizona ranks 39 out of 50 states regarding per capita debt.

Kentucky

And the 23rd spot goes to Kentucky with more than $15.5 billion in debt. The debt per capita is $3,116, placing it in the 28th spot for the states' highest per capita debt.

South Carolina

South Carolina comes in the 22nd place regarding states' debts. They owe more than 15.1 billion dollars. Per capita, that's $3,089 per person to pay that debt off. This higher rate of debt per capita places South Carolina in 30th place out of the 50 states.

Minnesota

Minnesota places 21st on this list of states's debts with more than $16.7 billion dollars in debt.  This places the debt per capita at $3,056, which sets Minnesota at number 31 out of 50 states regarding per capita debt.

Colorado

In 20th place comes Colorado with more than $18.6 billion in debt. The sets the debt per capita at $3,157, placing it on the list at number 27 out of 50 states' highest debt per capita.

North Carolina

North Carolina is number 19 on the list of states with the highest debt, totaling more than $17.4 billion dollars. With the higher population count, luckily this sets the per capita debt at just $1,740. That means North Carolina comes in 43rd place in highest debt per capita.

Louisiana

Louisiana takes 18th place with more than $17.5 billion in debt. This places the burden of $3,768 per capita on the residents of the state to pay off the state's debt. The higher rate of debt per capita sets Louisiana in 19th place out of the 50 states with the highest debt per capita.

Missouri

Missouri comes in 17th place when it comes to states with the highest debt. They owe more than $19.3 billion dollars to debtors. The debt per capita comes out to about $3,185, setting it in 26th place when compared to other states' debt per capita.

Wisconsin

Number 16—Wisconsin—owes more than $22 billion dollars in debt. This places the debt per capita in the state at $3,829, meaning it comes in 17th place out of the 50 states for the highest debt per capita.

Indiana

Indiana takes the 15th spot out of the 50 states in terms of highest debt. They owe more than $22.4 billion dollars to various debtors. The population count sets the debt per capita at $3,397. Out of the 50 states' debt per capita, Indiana came in 21st place.

Maryland

Maryland comes in 14th place with more than $26.5 billion dollars in debt. The per capita debt equals out to be about $4,436. That puts Maryland in the 13th spot out of 50 states regarding debt per capita.

Virginia

Virginia is lucky number 13 with about $28.2 billion dollars in debt. To get the state out of debt, each resident would need to pay approximately $3,374. That ranks Virginia 22nd in per capita debt.

Washington

Washington takes spot number 12. Their debt is more than $32.2 billion dollars which makes the per capita debt $4,501. This also makes Washington number 12 of 50 states in regards to debt per capita.

Ohio

In Ohio, the state's debt totals more than $33.2 billion dollars. This equals out to about $2,853 per resident to get the state out of debt. The state of Ohio ranks 32nd in per capita debt.

Michigan

Michigan's debt also totals more than 33.2 billion dollars. Each resident would need to pay approximately $3,352 a piece to get the state out of debt, today. This places Michigan in 23rd place in regards to debt per capita.

Florida

The state of Florida owes more than $33.3 billion dollars in debt, putting it in 9th place on the list. For them to get out of debt right now, each resident would need to pay $1,646. This ranks Florida at 45 out of the 50 states regarding per capita debt.

Connecticut

Connecticut comes in at 8th place with more than 35.3 billion dollars in debt. The debt per capita is at $9,862, placing the state at number 2 in the country regarding per capita debt.

Pennsylvania

The keystone state of Pennsylvania owes more than 47 billion dollars. The state's debt per capita is approximately $3,678. placing the state in 7th place among states' debt per capita.

Texas

Number 6, Texas, has more than $48.2 tied up in debt. This brings the per capita debt to $1,758, which ranks the state 42nd out of 50 in debt per capita.

Illinois

The great state of Illinois is in debt totaling more than $64.2 billion dollars, just placing it in the top 5. This means that each citizen would need to pay a total of $5,002 in order to get the state out of debt. This places illinois in 11th place out of 50 states regarding debt per capita.

New Jersey

The debt in New Jersey is more than $66.9 billion dollars, putting the state in fourth place. The debt per capita is $7,490. This places New Jersey at number 5 out of the 50 states in terms of debt per capita.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts comes in third place with more than $75.3 billion dollars in debt. The debt per capita here is an overwhelming $11,100 putting Massachusetts in FIRST place out of all 50 states in debt per capita.

New York

Surprisingly enough, the state of New York is only number 2 on this list with debt totaling more than $137.3 billion dollars. The debt per capita here is $6,956, putting New York in 6th place out of the 50 states regarding per capita debt.

California

And the state with the highest amount of debt? That's right! Sunny California owes more than $151.7 billion dollars in debt. However, because the debt per capita is just at $3,891, this ranks California number 14 in per capita debt.