California continues to lead the U.S. in total bank credit card debt with $81.3 billion outstanding at year end 2000. However Nevada is the fastest growing state, jumping 28% last year, according to research released by CardData. Among other states posting the highest gains: Arizona, Idaho, Delaware and Georgia. New Yorkers carried an average bank credit card debt per household of $6,732 last year, compared to $6,556 for Floridians, and $7,070 for Californians.
BANK CREDIT CARD OUTSTANDINGS BY STATE
(As Of 12/31/00)
1. California $81.3 billion +16%
2. New York $47.8 billion +16%
3. Florida $41.3 billion +17%
4. Texas $32.3 billion +18%
5. Illinois $29.0 billion +15%