Maxed-Out Americans: Cities With the Heaviest Credit Card Debt

Whether area economies dip or soar, residents of some U.S. cities don't contain their credit card debt.

35. Pittsburgh

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Rate of consumers with a maxed-out credit card: 16 percent

Average number of maxed-out credit cards: 1.35

The steel industry that once defined Pittsburgh has dwindled, but, increasingly, research facilities and a boom in technology manufacturing have kept the Pennsylvania city’s economy humming, reported the Brookings Institution. The city’s residents aren’t in such great financial shape, though, due to high credit card debt. According to Lending Tree’s scoring, the city was the 35th-most maxed out in the country.


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