Ranking of the largest U.S. municipalities that filed for bankruptcy as of 2013, by debt

This graph shows a ranking of the five largest municipalities in the United States that have filed for bankruptcy between 1953 and 2013, sorted by approximate debt. In 2013, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy with an approximate debt of 18 billion U.S. dollars.

The national debt of the United Stated can be found here.

Ranking of the five largest municipalities that filed for bankruptcy in the United States between 1953 and 2013, by approximate debt

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Source

Release date

July 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013

Supplementary notes

Detroit's debt includes $9.2 billion in unfunded pension and health benefits.

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