Cities Saddled With the Most Credit Card Debt
Florida, California have credit problem, Forbes shows
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2009 2:41 PM CDT
In this April 22, 2005 file photo, signs for MasterCard and Visa credit cards are shown at the entrance to a New York coffee shop.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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(Newser) – The recession has many Americans tightening their belts, but some just can’t seem to put away the plastic. Forbes checked in with Equifax and compiled a list of the country's most credit card-happy cities. Conclusion? Florida might have a problem.

  1. Miami: Average household credit card debt: $9,797, or 22.6% of income.
  2. Tampa: $7,685, or 17.1%.

  1. Los Angeles: $8,816, or 16.8%.
  2. Jacksonville: $8,397, or 16.4%.
  3. Orlando: $8,233, or 16.4%.
  4. Riverside, Calif.: $8,758.
  5. San Diego: $9,694, or 16%.
  6. San Antonio: $7,489, or 16%.
For the full list, see the source.