Personal debt in the United States

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Statista dossier on personal debt in the United States

This dossier provides a statistical insight into personal debt in the United States. It gives an overview of the state of personal debt in the United States, various debt ratios and comparisons of debt levels to disposable income levels, as well as numerous data on family and student debt demographics.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • U.S. public debt and forecast as a percentage of the GDP 2000-2026

    • Household debt to GDP ratio in the U.S. 2011-2016

    • Ratio of total debt to equity in the U.S. 2010-2016

    • Household debt service payments as a share of disposable income in the U.S. 2011-2016

    • Credit market debt of households and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. 1960-2016

    • Consumer credit debt of households and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. 2010-2016

    • Share of non-performing loans held by banks in the U.S. 1995-2016

  • 2. Family debt demographics
    • Share of families with debt in the U.S. 2013, by type of debt

    • Distribution of family debt in the U.S. 2007-2013

    • Share of families with debt in the United States 2007-2013, by family structure

    • Ratio of debt payments to family income in the U.S. 2001-2013

    • Share of families with debt in the U.S. 2013, by debt type and ethnicity

    • Share of families with debt in the U.S. 2007-2013, by region

    • Share of families with debt in the U.S. 2007-2013, by current occupation of head

    • Share of families with debt in the U.S. 2007-2013, by work status of family head

    • Home mortgage debt of households and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. 2012-2017

  • 3. Student debt
    • Total student loans provided in the U.S. from 1995 to 2016

    • Share of student loans provided in the U.S., by source from 1995 to 2016

    • Per capita graduate debt levels in the U.S. 2013/14, by state

    • Recipients of federal student aid in the U.S. in 2015/16, by program

    • U.S. undergraduate student aid by source and type, 2015-2016

  • 4. Attitudes towards debt
    • Type of debt owned in the U.S. 2016

    • Type of debt owned by Hispanics in the U.S. 2016

    • Type of debt owned by African Americans 2016

    • Attitudes of regarding owing money 2015

    • Preference regarding owing money in the U.S. 2015

    • Preferred ways of getting paid back when sharing expenses in the U.S. 2015

  • Language: English
  • Released: November 2016
  • Source(s): Statista
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