Virginians’ credit ratings are tops in the nation

We win! W00t! Hey, guess what? Folks in Virginia have the highest average credit score in the country. (Dat’s right! <highfive>)

So says Credit Karma, a consumer “credit management service.”

The average credit score in the state: 704. And waaaaaaay back in second place was California (683). Also in the top five were New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Hawaii. Maryland, in case you’re interested, came in at number 13 with an average score of 671.

(Personal note: Credit Karma is the only place I know of where you can get your (over)-simplified credit score. The three big reporting agencies will give you you’re full report once a year, but not your simple number.)

Of the average score for the nation? Wait for it…

666.

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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