Personal bankruptcy rate of U.S. counties with the most bankruptcies March 2020

Of the 50 counties in the United States which recorded the most bankruptcy filings in the 12 months through March 31, 2020, Shelby County in Tennessee had the highest rate of personal bankruptcy filings with 999.6 filings per 100,000 residents. By contrast, Harris County in Texas had the lowest, with a rate of 92.8 personal bankruptcy filings per 100,000 residents.

Personal bankruptcy rate of the 50 counties with the most bankruptcy filings in the United States for the 12 months through March 2020

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Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 31, 2020

Supplementary notes

Values calculated by Statista using Population estimates for July 1, 2019, available here.
Included are the 50 counties with the highest number of business and non-business (personal) bankruptcy filings during the 12 months through March 31, 2020. Data includes all chapters of bankruptcy.

The nature of debt is business if the debtor is a corporation or partnership, or if debt related to the operation of a business predominates. Non-business debt includes consumer debt or other debt that the debtor indicates is not consumer debt or business debt.

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