A Third of Californians Have Debt in Collections


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A third of Californians are dodging calls from bill collectors according to a new study of the debt Americans carry.

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A newly released report from the Urban Institute shows the typical California household is nearly $70,000 in debt on average income of a little more than $83,000.

California also has the third highest median home price at $354,581 behind only Hawaii and the District of Columbia.

Interestingly the states with the highest level of debts in collection have some of the lower housing prices. More than 44% of people in South Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas are in collections while the median house price in each of those states is just more than $100,000.

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