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Here’s How Much Debt Americans Will Have Due To the Coronavirus, by State

Cameron Huddleston
·12 min read
Rawpixel / Getty Images/iStockphoto
Rawpixel / Getty Images/iStockphoto

As the coronavirus continues to spread in the U.S., more and more Americans will likely struggle to stay afloat financially. Millions already have lost jobs or been furloughed as businesses have been forced to temporarily close. And many self-employed workers and independent contractors have seen business dry up as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

See: How Do Your Finances Measure Up To the Typical American’s?

Without paychecks to cover their bills and emergency funds to fall back on, Americans might turn to credit to stay afloat. As a result, household debt – which already had been steadily rising – could soar.

To get a sense of how bad the problem could get, GOBankingRates surveyed nearly 5,000 adults across the U.S. to find out how much debt they expect to take on due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nationwide, about half of respondents said they expect to take on debt. However, that percentage varies greatly from state to state – as does the amount of debt respondents in each state expect to accrue. Find out how much debt residents in your state expect to rack up as a result of the coronavirus.

Last updated: Feb. 24, 2021

Small town square in Union Springs, Alabama.
Small town square in Union Springs, Alabama.

Alabama

  • $0: 58.14%

  • $1-$999: 14.73%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 15.50%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 3.88%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 2.33%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 2.33%

  • $50,000 or more: 3.10%

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Anchorage Alaska skyline with moose
Anchorage Alaska skyline with moose

Alaska

  • $0: 30.00%

  • $1-$999: 30.00%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 10.00%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 10.00%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 10.00%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0%

  • $50,000 or more: 10.00%

Important: Biden Wants To Shut Down Credit Bureaus – What Would That Mean for You?

Stock photograph of new apartment buildings on Broadway boulevard in downtown Tucson Arizona USA.
Stock photograph of new apartment buildings on Broadway boulevard in downtown Tucson Arizona USA.

Arizona

  • $0: 47.93%

  • $1-$999: 18.18%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 15.70%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 8.26%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.13%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 1.65%

  • $50,000 or more: 4.13%

Read More: The Average Social Security Check the Year You Were Born

Row of colorful garden homes with two stories and white pillars in suburban neighborhood of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Row of colorful garden homes with two stories and white pillars in suburban neighborhood of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Arkansas

  • $0: 60.87%

  • $1-$999: 17.39%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 17.39%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 0%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 0%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0%

  • $50,000 or more: 4.35%

Beautiful view of downtown San Francisco with famous California Street illuminated in first golden morning light at sunrise in summer, San Francisco, California, USA.
Beautiful view of downtown San Francisco with famous California Street illuminated in first golden morning light at sunrise in summer, San Francisco, California, USA.

California

  • $0: 51.05%

  • $1-$999: 13.92%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 12.24%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 8.02%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 5.06%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 4.22%

  • $50,000 or more: 5.49%

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA downtown city skyline at dusk.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA downtown city skyline at dusk.

Colorado

  • $0: 44.20%

  • $1-$999: 14.49%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 21.01%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 12.32%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 3.62%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0.72%

  • $50,000 or more: 3.62%

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Hartford, Connecticut, USA commemorating the Civil War.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Hartford, Connecticut, USA commemorating the Civil War.

Connecticut

  • $0: 50.00%

  • $1-$999: 6.67%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 13.33%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 10.00%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 10.00%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 3.33%

  • $50,000 or more: 6.67%

Lewes, Delaware, USA - May 28, 2011.
Lewes, Delaware, USA - May 28, 2011.

Delaware

  • $0: 29.17%

  • $1-$999: 16.67%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 20.83%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 0%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 12.50%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 8.33%

  • $50,000 or more: 12.50%

Washington's city street and post office tower at sunrise, Washington, DC, USA.
Washington's city street and post office tower at sunrise, Washington, DC, USA.

District of Columbia

  • $0: 47.83%

  • $1-$999: 30.43%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 8.70%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 4.35%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 0%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 4.35%

  • $50,000 or more: 4.35%

Read: How the Coronavirus Outbreak Is Devastating the Livelihood of Hourly Workers

Photo of a street, at a residential district.
Photo of a street, at a residential district.

Florida

  • $0: 54.90%

  • $1-$999: 10.46%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 16.34%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 9.15%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 2.61%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 3.27%

  • $50,000 or more: 3.27%

Atlanta, Georgia, USA – July 26, 2015: Sunset panoramic aerial view of Atlanta skyline, with the Westin Peachtree Plaza skyscraper at its center, with a mobile sculpture of the SkyLounge rooftop terra - Image.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA – July 26, 2015: Sunset panoramic aerial view of Atlanta skyline, with the Westin Peachtree Plaza skyscraper at its center, with a mobile sculpture of the SkyLounge rooftop terra - Image.

Georgia

  • $0: 47.76%

  • $1-$999: 11.19%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 15.67%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 13.43%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 5.22%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 2.99%

  • $50,000 or more: 3.73%

Aloha Tower, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
Aloha Tower, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.

Hawaii

  • $0: 44.00%

  • $1-$999: 20.00%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 12.00%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 8.00%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.00%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0%

  • $50,000 or more: 12.00%

Wheat fields are almost ready to harvest near the Rexburg Idaho Temple at sunset.
Wheat fields are almost ready to harvest near the Rexburg Idaho Temple at sunset.

Idaho

  • $0: 50.88%

  • $1-$999: 21.05%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 8.77%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 10.53%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 1.75%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 1.75%

  • $50,000 or more: 5.26%

Chicago, USA - January 17, 2018: Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT.
Chicago, USA - January 17, 2018: Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT.

Illinois

  • $0: 52.68%

  • $1-$999: 15.63%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 16.07%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 5.36%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.46%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 4.91%

  • $50,000 or more: 0.89%

Indianapolis skyline with the White River, Indiana.
Indianapolis skyline with the White River, Indiana.

Indiana

  • $0: 50.63%

  • $1-$999: 15.00%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 13.13%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 10.00%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 3.75%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 3.13%

  • $50,000 or more: 4.38%

Learn More: Surprising Ways Gen Z and Millennials Are Worlds Apart Financially

Winterset, United States - September 24, 2019.
Winterset, United States - September 24, 2019.

Iowa

  • $0: 54.21%

  • $1-$999: 18.69%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 13.08%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 7.48%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 1.87%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 1.87%

  • $50,000 or more: 2.80%

Wichita city skyline.
Wichita city skyline.

Kansas

  • $0: 56.10%

  • $1-$999: 17.07%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 12.20%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 2.44%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 2.44%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 4.88%

  • $50,000 or more: 4.88%

Louisville, Kentucky, USA - March 27th 2016: Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts building in Louisville Kentucky with rod iron fence which states "Downtown Louisville" in foreground.
Louisville, Kentucky, USA - March 27th 2016: Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts building in Louisville Kentucky with rod iron fence which states "Downtown Louisville" in foreground.

Kentucky

  • $0: 44.62%

  • $1-$999: 24.62%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 20.00%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 4.62%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 3.08%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 3.08%

  • $50,000 or more: 0%

New Orleans, USA - February 7, 2015: Mansion decorated for Mardi Gras in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana.
New Orleans, USA - February 7, 2015: Mansion decorated for Mardi Gras in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Louisiana

  • $0: 47.69%

  • $1-$999: 16.92%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 16.92%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 4.62%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 6.15%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 3.08%

  • $50,000 or more: 4.62%

Portland is the largest city in the state of Maine located on a penninsula extended into the scenic Casco Bay.
Portland is the largest city in the state of Maine located on a penninsula extended into the scenic Casco Bay.

Maine

  • $0: 45.00%

  • $1-$999: 15.00%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 25.00%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 10.00%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 5.00%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0%

  • $50,000 or more: 0%

Annapolis Maryland city street at dusk
Annapolis Maryland city street at dusk

Maryland

  • $0: 65.85%

  • $1-$999: 10.98%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 6.10%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 7.32%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 2.44%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 1.22%

  • $50,000 or more: 6.10%

Stock photograph of the landmark Massachusetts State House, the state capitol of Massachusetts, USA, located in downtown Boston.
Stock photograph of the landmark Massachusetts State House, the state capitol of Massachusetts, USA, located in downtown Boston.

Massachusetts

  • $0: 56.76%

  • $1-$999: 13.51%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 16.22%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 2.70%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.05%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0%

  • $50,000 or more: 6.76%

The Tridge is the formal name of a three-way wooden footbridge spanning the confluence of the Chippewa and Tittabawassee Rivers near downtown Midland, Michigan, in the Tri-Cities region.
The Tridge is the formal name of a three-way wooden footbridge spanning the confluence of the Chippewa and Tittabawassee Rivers near downtown Midland, Michigan, in the Tri-Cities region.

Michigan

  • $0: 58.90%

  • $1-$999: 13.01%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 10.96%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 8.90%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 0.68%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 1.37%

  • $50,000 or more: 6.16%

Minneapolis and Stone Arch Bridge at Sunrise.
Minneapolis and Stone Arch Bridge at Sunrise.

Minnesota

  • $0: 54.29%

  • $1-$999: 8.57%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 15.71%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 10.00%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 5.00%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 2.14%

  • $50,000 or more: 4.29%

Find Out: How To Protect Your Retirement Savings During the Coronavirus Scare

Lighthouse and Visitor Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Lighthouse and Visitor Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Mississippi

  • $0: 57.97%

  • $1-$999: 13.04%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 14.49%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 2.90%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.35%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 1.45%

  • $50,000 or more: 5.80%

Old Courthouse in downtown St.
Old Courthouse in downtown St.

Missouri

  • $0: 55.80%

  • $1-$999: 18.23%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 11.05%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 6.63%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.42%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 2.21%

  • $50,000 or more: 1.66%

Barn in Pablo Montana - Image.
Barn in Pablo Montana - Image.

Montana

  • $0: 47.14%

  • $1-$999: 10.00%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 12.86%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 12.86%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.29%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 4.29%

  • $50,000 or more: 8.57%

Memorial Park and Rose Garden of Omaha, Nebraska.
Memorial Park and Rose Garden of Omaha, Nebraska.

Nebraska

  • $0: 49.25%

  • $1-$999: 16.42%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 17.91%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 4.48%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 11.94%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0%

  • $50,000 or more: 0%

Carson City, Nevada, USA - April 24, 2019: Daytime view of breweries and stores along N Carson Street in the Historic District.
Carson City, Nevada, USA - April 24, 2019: Daytime view of breweries and stores along N Carson Street in the Historic District.

Nevada

  • $0: 46.67%

  • $1-$999: 14.67%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 14.67%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 9.33%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.00%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 2.67%

  • $50,000 or more: 8.00%

Whoa: Jaw-Dropping Stats About the State of Retirement in America

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA town cityscape.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA town cityscape.

New Hampshire

  • $0: 68.75%

  • $1-$999: 18.75%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 6.25%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 6.25%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 0%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0%

  • $50,000 or more: 0%

The capital statehouse of New Jersey lights up as the sun sets the Delaware River in the background city of Trenton.
The capital statehouse of New Jersey lights up as the sun sets the Delaware River in the background city of Trenton.

New Jersey

  • $0: 50.00%

  • $1-$999: 18.57%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 8.57%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 7.14%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 5.71%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 4.29%

  • $50,000 or more: 5.71%

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA downtown cityscape and street at twilight.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA downtown cityscape and street at twilight.

New Mexico

  • $0: 45.31%

  • $1-$999: 18.75%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 20.31%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 4.69%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 3.13%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0%

  • $50,000 or more: 7.81%

Aerial view of the Central park in New York with golf fields and tall skyscrapers surrounding the park.
Aerial view of the Central park in New York with golf fields and tall skyscrapers surrounding the park.

New York

  • $0: 47.98%

  • $1-$999: 15.15%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 14.65%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 9.09%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 6.57%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 3.54%

  • $50,000 or more: 3.03%

The Hay Street United Methodist Church was built in 1908.
The Hay Street United Methodist Church was built in 1908.

North Carolina

  • $0: 50.97%

  • $1-$999: 13.59%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 20.39%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 4.37%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 5.34%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 1.94%

  • $50,000 or more: 3.40%

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Fargo, ND, USA - July 24, 2015: The old railway water tower advertising the Great Northern Bicycle Co in front the Fargo-Moorhead complex in downtown Fargo N.
Fargo, ND, USA - July 24, 2015: The old railway water tower advertising the Great Northern Bicycle Co in front the Fargo-Moorhead complex in downtown Fargo N.

North Dakota

  • $0: 58.06%

  • $1-$999: 3.23%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 9.68%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 9.68%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 12.90%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0%

  • $50,000 or more: 6.45%

Dayton Ohio skyline
Dayton Ohio skyline

Ohio

  • $0: 50.83%

  • $1-$999: 16.57%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 14.36%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 8.84%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.97%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 1.66%

  • $50,000 or more: 2.76%

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA downtown skyline at twilight.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA downtown skyline at twilight.

Oklahoma

  • $0: 55.17%

  • $1-$999: 19.54%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 13.79%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 1.15%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 3.45%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 2.30%

  • $50,000 or more: 4.60%

Hood River, Oregon at sunset.
Hood River, Oregon at sunset.

Oregon

  • $0: 50.50%

  • $1-$999: 10.89%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 13.86%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 9.90%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 6.93%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 3.96%

  • $50,000 or more: 3.96%

Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Pennsylvania

  • $0: 52.36%

  • $1-$999: 14.14%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 13.61%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 10.47%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.19%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 2.62%

  • $50,000 or more: 2.62%

Newport, Rhode Island.
Newport, Rhode Island.

Rhode Island

  • $0: 50.00%

  • $1-$999: 14.29%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 0%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 0%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 0%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 14.29%

  • $50,000 or more: 21.43%

Downtown Greenville, SC South Carolina Skyline Cityscape at Sunrise.
Downtown Greenville, SC South Carolina Skyline Cityscape at Sunrise.

South Carolina

  • $0: 47.67%

  • $1-$999: 20.93%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 10.47%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 5.81%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.65%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 3.49%

  • $50,000 or more: 6.98%

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Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - October 06, 2018: street scene of downtown Rapid City with buildings and businesses.
Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - October 06, 2018: street scene of downtown Rapid City with buildings and businesses.

South Dakota

  • $0: 35.48%

  • $1-$999: 25.81%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 12.90%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 9.68%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 6.45%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0%

  • $50,000 or more: 9.68%

High end townhouses line the streets on Mud Island, Memphis, Tennessee.
High end townhouses line the streets on Mud Island, Memphis, Tennessee.

Tennessee

  • $0: 47.17%

  • $1-$999: 16.98%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 12.26%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 6.60%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 3.77%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 5.66%

  • $50,000 or more: 7.55%

Houston, Texas, USA downtown city skyline and park at dawn.
Houston, Texas, USA downtown city skyline and park at dawn.

Texas

  • $0: 51.06%

  • $1-$999: 15.74%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 14.89%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 10.21%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.26%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0.85%

  • $50,000 or more: 2.98%

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Park City, Utah, USA town skyline over Main Street at twilight.
Park City, Utah, USA town skyline over Main Street at twilight.

Utah

  • $0: 51.04%

  • $1-$999: 11.46%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 12.50%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 8.33%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 7.29%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 4.17%

  • $50,000 or more: 5.21%

Burlington Vermont
Burlington Vermont

Vermont

  • $0: 41.67%

  • $1-$999: 16.67%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 33.33%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 0%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 0%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 8.33%

  • $50,000 or more: 0%

Tysons Corner, Virginia highrise office buildings.
Tysons Corner, Virginia highrise office buildings.

Virginia

  • $0: 50.00%

  • $1-$999: 18.35%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 15.14%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 5.05%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.59%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 4.59%

  • $50,000 or more: 2.29%

Woman jogs with her dog at the Spokane River promenade in downtown Spokane Washington USA at sunrise.
Woman jogs with her dog at the Spokane River promenade in downtown Spokane Washington USA at sunrise.

Washington

  • $0: 57.76%

  • $1-$999: 18.10%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 11.21%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 4.31%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.31%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 2.59%

  • $50,000 or more: 1.72%

Charleston, West Virginia, USA skyline on the Kanawha River at dusk.
Charleston, West Virginia, USA skyline on the Kanawha River at dusk.

West Virginia

  • $0: 53.33%

  • $1-$999: 20.00%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 16.67%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 6.67%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 0%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 3.33%

  • $50,000 or more: 0%

Downtown skyline with Buildings in Milwaukee at twilight, in Wisconsin USA.
Downtown skyline with Buildings in Milwaukee at twilight, in Wisconsin USA.

Wisconsin

  • $0: 50.62%

  • $1-$999: 17.28%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 12.35%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 7.41%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.32%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 1.85%

  • $50,000 or more: 6.17%

Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - July 21, 2013: People on a horse drawn carriage in downtown Cheyenne.
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - July 21, 2013: People on a horse drawn carriage in downtown Cheyenne.

Wyoming

  • $0: 43.48%

  • $1-$999: 17.39%

  • $1,000-$4,999: 17.39%

  • $5,000-$9,999: 8.70%

  • $10,000-$19,999: 4.35%

  • $20,000-$49,999: 0%

  • $50,000 or more: 8.70%

Unhappy man looking at bills sitting at table in living room.
Unhappy man looking at bills sitting at table in living room.

Here's How Much Debt Americans Will Have Due To the Coronavirus, by Age

Perhaps unsurprisingly, seeing as how they’ve had more time to pad their emergency funds, fewer older respondents anticipate taking on debt due to the coronavirus. Just over 57% of those 65 and older claimed they do not expect to fall into debt, and a slight majority — 51% — of respondents ages 55 to 64 said the same thing.

Results were a little more varied among middle-age respondents. Only 45% of respondents ages 45 to 54 are confident they won’t accumulate debt due to the coronavirus, a survey low. Millennial respondents — that is, those in the 25 to 34 and 35 to 44 age brackets — also expect to take on more debt than senior respondents. Sixteen percent of Millennial respondents think they’ll take on between $1,000 to $4,999 in debt, while over 20% of those same respondents anticipate taking on $5,000 or more.

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Methodology: GOBankingRates surveyed 4,964 Americans ages 18 and older from across the country between March 24 and March 27, 2020, asking one question: How much debt do you anticipate taking on due to the coronavirus pandemic? Age data was not available for 990 respondents (19.94% of respondents). GOBankingRates used Google Surveys to conduct the poll.

This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: Here’s How Much Debt Americans Will Have Due To the Coronavirus, by State