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With Europe having a sovereign debt crisis and the US fiscal cliff looming, what is the state of finances at the city-level? Here are the 10-best and 10-worst cities, courtesy of Experian. Keep in mind that the average credit score in the US is 748. Scores ranges from 501-990. Lots of love for the midwest, with six of the top ten cities located in that region of the country. Not too much love for the South though, with eight of the bottom ten coming from there.

The 10 Best

9. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Average Credit Score = 777

9. Seattle, Washington. Average Credit Score = 777

7. La Crosse, Wisconsin. Average Credit Score = 778

7. Peoria, Illinois. Average Credit Score = 778

6. Boston, Massachusetts. Average Credit Score = 779

4. San Francisco, California. Average Credit Score = 780

4. Green Bay, Wisconsin. Average Credit Score = 780

3. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Average Credit Score = 781

2. Madison, Wisconsin. Average Credit Score = 785

1. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Average Credit Score = 787

The 10 Worst

9. El Paso, Texas. Average Credit Score = 710

9. Tyler, Texas. Average Credit Score = 710

6. Las Vegas, Nevada. Average Credit Score = 709

6. Bakersfield, California. Average Credit Score = 709

6. Augusta, Georgia. Average Credit Score = 709

4. Shreveport, Louisiana. Average Credit Score = 706

4. Monroe, Louisiana. Average Credit Score = 706

3. Corpus Christi, Texas. Average Credit Score =702

2. Jackson, Mississippi. Average Credit Score = 701

1. Harlingen, Texas. Average Credit Score = 686

Posted-In: Experian US Department of the TreasuryBonds Markets

 

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