Mortgage

These are the states where homeowners have the most mortgage debt

Wealthier states are home to the largest mortgages

It’s no surprise that the wealthiest states are home to some of the largest houses, but a recent study by USA Today revealed that homeowners there are carrying the largest amount of mortgage debt.

Using data from Experian’s 2017 State of Credit Report and the Census Bureau, USA Today recently ranked states by mortgage debt.

The state with the least amount of debt? West Virginia, where only 46% of homeowners had a mortgage and the average debt totaled $114,583. Mississippi and Indiana came in second and third, respectively.

Here are the top 10 states where homeowners have the greatest amount of mortgage debt.

1. California

Avg. mortgage debt: $347,652

Median home value: $509,400

Median household income: $71,805

Homeownership rate: 54.8%

Homeowners with a mortgage: 70.5%

 

2. Hawaii

• Avg. mortgage debt: $342,613

• Median home value: $617,400

• Median household income: $77,765

• Homeownership rate: 58.5%

• Homeowners with a mortgage: 64.2%

 

3. Maryland

• Avg. mortgage debt: $256,744

• Median home value: $312,500

• Median household income: $80,776

Homeownership rate: 66.7%

• Homeowners with a mortgage: 72.9%

 

4. Massachusetts

• Avg. mortgage debt: $252,624

• Median home value: $385,400

• Median household income: $77,385

• Homeownership rate: 62.3%

• Homeowners with a mortgage: 69.9%

 

5. Washington

• Avg. mortgage debt: $250,467

• Median home value: $339,000

• Median household income: $70,979

• Homeownership rate: 62.8%

• Homeowners with a mortgage: 68.8%

 

6. New Jersey

• Avg. mortgage debt: $247,868

• Median home value: $334,900

• Median household income: $80,088

• Homeownership rate: 63.8%

• Homeowners with a mortgage: 67.0%

 

7. Virginia

• Avg. mortgage debt: $246,379

• Median home value: $273,400

• Median household income: $71,535

• Homeownership rate: 66.6%

• Homeowners with a mortgage: 68.9%

 

8. New York

Avg. mortgage debt: $243,244

Median home value: $314,500

Median household income: $64,894

• Homeownership rate: 53.8%

Homeowners with a mortgage: 60.9%

 

9. Colorado

• Avg. mortgage debt: $241,980

• Median home value: $348,900

• Median household income: $69,117

• Homeownership rate: 65.2%

• Homeowners with a mortgage: 71.3%

 

10. Connecticut

• Avg. mortgage debt: $235,786

• Median home value: $273,100

• Median household income: $74,168

• Homeownership rate: 66.2%

• Homeowners with a mortgage: 68.0%

 

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