A new survey from GoBankingRates.com found 49% of Americans are in some sort of debt. (Duh!) So 51% of are currently debt free?? That’s awesome but it does seem a little high.
For the people who ARE in debt, the median amount is just under $39,000 and that includes everything from credit cards to mortgages!!
Here are 4 other interesting facts from the survey:
1. 39% of Americans owe money on a house. 38% have credit card debt. 31% have a car loan. 27% have student loans and 21% have medical debt. (Is it me or do these seem WAY low to you too?)
2. The average amount of mortgage debt is $60,000, which is the highest! Then it’s $9,100 in student loans, $8,000 in car loans, $2,000 on credit cards and $600 in doctor bills. (Again, this is making me feel like a loser! I would love to only owe $60k on my house and only $8k on my car!)
3. Women in the survey were just as likely as men to have student loans they’re still paying off but they had almost twice as much student loan debt as men $15,000 compared to $8,000.
4. People earning between $100,000 and $150,000 a year are more likely than anyone else to have credit card debt, just under $7,000 on average.