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Bankruptcies per capita, all 50 states, 2007-2009

By CreditCards.com

Bankruptcies continue to climb in 2009. Nevada jumped Tennessee to become the leader in per capita bankruptcy for 2009. Western states, such as California, Utah and Arizona saw decreases, while Midwestern and Southern states such as Nebraska and Mississippi saw increases.

How does your state rank? Use the chart below to find out.

State2009 rank (through June 30)2008 rank2007 rank
Nevada 1
2 7
Tennessee 2
1 1
Georgia 3
3 2
Alabama 4
4 3
Indiana 5
5 4
Michigan 6
6 5
Ohio 7
7 6
Kentucky 8
8 9
Arkansas 9
9 8
Illinois 10 11 14
Colorado 11
10 12
Delaware 12
14 30
California 13
20 37
Missouri 14
12 11
Utah 15
22 21
Florida 16
19 31
Rhode Island 17
15 18
Wisconsin 18
16 17
Mississippi 19
13 10
Idaho 20
23 19
Arizona 21
29 40
Virginia 22
17 20
Oregon 23
24 23
Washington 24
25 25
Maryland 25
28 26
Nebraska 26
18 15
Minnesota 27
26 29
New Jersey 28
30 33
Louisiana 29
21 13
New Hampshire 30
32 32
Kansas 31
27 16
Oklahoma 32
31 22
West Virginia 33
33 24
Iowa 34 34 28
Massachusetts 35
36 35
Pennsylvania 36
35 27
New York 37
38 36
New Mexico 38
40 41
North Carolina 39
37 34
Maine 40
41 42
Connecticut 41
39 45
Montana 42
45 46
Vermont 43
43 48
North Dakota 44
42 38
Wyoming 45
49 47
South Dakota 46
47 43
Hawaii 47
48 50
South Carolina 48
44 44
Texas 49
46 39
District of Columbia 50
50 49
Alaska 51
51 51

Source: Automated Access to Court Electronic Records (AACER)

See related: State by statebankruptcy filings, 2005-2009, Bankruptcy filings spike, return to pre-reform-law levels , 5 tips for those considering bankruptcy, 4 ways to re-establish credit after bankruptcy, 5 misconceptions after credit after bankruptcy

Published: July 21, 2009


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