Heavy weight of credit card debt: Carbondale among the nation's most burdened

Category: Credit Card Debt Published: Thursday, 21 January 2016 Written by Super User

A recent survey of personal credit card debt found that Carbondale ranked in the bottom 1 percent of 2,547 cities and towns in the nation. Carbondale ranked 2,537th. 

Contributing to that low score is the fact that of all the cities in the survey, Carbondale ranked dead last in median earnings for workers age 16 and above.

The study, conducted by the credit-monitoring company CardHub, also showed that the most credit-card-debt-laden cities are college towns. Of the 10 towns ranked below Carbondale, eight are homes to major universities.

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