Credit card debt affecting homeownership on Atlantic coast

Credit utilization can impact credit score, leading to a better interest rate
  • Alaska has the highest credit card debt per capita in the United States.
  • New York and Maryland are included on Credio's top ten list.
  • Credit card debt in New York peaked the same year new foreclosure legislation was enacted.

Although sparsely populated compared to the rest of the nation, Alaska was recently rated as the state with the highest credit card debt per capita by personal finance website Credio. However, two more densely populated states also made the list: Maryland and New York.