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Bankruptcies per capita, all 50 states, 2007-2009

Summary

Nevada jumped Tennessee to become the leader in per capita bankruptcy for 2009. Where does your state rank?

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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
Nevada127
Tennessee211
Georgia332
Alabama443
Indiana554
Michigan665
Ohio776
Kentucky889
Arkansas998
Illinois101114
Colorado111012
Delaware121430
California132037
Missouri141211
Utah152221
Florida161931
Rhode Island171518
Wisconsin181617
Mississippi191310
Idaho202319
Arizona212940
Virginia221720
Oregon232423
Washington242525
Maryland252826
Nebraska261815
Minnesota272629
New Jersey283033
Louisiana292113
New Hampshire303232
Kansas312716
Oklahoma323122
West Virginia333324
Iowa343428
Massachusetts353635
Pennsylvania363527
New York373836
New Mexico384041
North Carolina393734
Maine404142
Connecticut413945
Montana424546
Vermont434348
North Dakota444238
Wyoming454947
South Dakota464743
Hawaii474850
South Carolina484444
Texas494639
District of Columbia505049
Alaska515151

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

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