Greenville Named Least Maxed-Out Metro
Nov 09, 2017 02:33PM
By Kathleen Maris
LendingTree did a study to find out which cities in the U.S. are "maxed-out" on credit by looking at where people have at least one maxed-out card, how high their balances are across all cards versus their total credit limits, and taking a sample of more than a million anonymized My LendingTree users in 50 of the largest metropolitan areas. They then created a “Maxed-Out Score” between 0 to 100, with 100 signaling metros where consumers are most maxed out on their credit.
The least maxed-out place in the ranking was Greenville with a score of 10. The study states that just 15.1 percent of residents have a maxed-out card account in their credit file. Residents have an average utilization rate of 27.6 percent, versus 28.4 percent for #49, Milwaukee, Wis.
Average credit card balances in Greenville are $4,672 — roughly 30 percent lower than those in the most maxed-out metro, San Diego.
For more information, visit https://www.lendingtree.com/debt-consolidation/credit-card/maxed-out-places/.