Average Credit Card Debt – May 2017

This month we calculate the average credit card debt per credit card holder in the United States to be $5326.83. The average credit card debt per household is $8121.28.

How did we arrive at these numbers?

Using data from the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Census, and various other sources, we note that revolving credit card debt was just under $1 trillion in March ($998.8 billion to be exact). About 77% of the country’s 324+ million people are 18 or over, and about 75% of those people are credit card holders. The average household has 2.64 people.

More specifically:

Current U.S. revolving debt $999,800,000,000

Current U.S. population: 325,006,724

Current 18+ population: 250,255,177

Current 18+ population with credit cards: 187,691,383

Current number of U.S households: 123,108,608

Current average cardholder debt: $999,800,000,000/187,691,383 = $5326.83

Current average household debt: $999,800,000,000/123,108,608 = $8121.28

Questions about these statistics? E-mail CEO Adam Jusko [email protected]

Historical average debt statistics

  • April 2017: $5332.72 per cardholder, $8130.26 per household
  • March 2017: $5307.43 per cardholder, $8091.71 per household
  • February 2017: $5310.33 per cardholder, $8096.13 per household