Data compiled by credit rating agency TransUnion shows that Alaska has the highest rate of credit card debt in the United States, owing an average of $6,910 -- nearly $2,000 more than the national average. Other states with above-average credit card debt include Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, and New Jersey. These states all carried at least $500 more in debt than the U.S. average of $4,965.
Of the 10 states with the lowest average amounts of credit card debt, six are in the Midwest, including the bottom four: Iowa, the Dakotas, and Nebraska. Credit card delinquencies fell slightly in the second quarter of 2013, TransUnion reported last week.