Drawing on data from Experian, the global information services company's fifth annual State of Credit report, released late last year, the subprime focused website badcredit.org has just released a list of the 15 most financially irresponsible cities in the United States.
Six Texas cities make this dubious roll of honor. While Waco, Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas are the other five, San Antonio seems to have the residents with the worst financial planning in the state. It comes in at No. 3 overall, only behind the Alaskan cities of Fairbanks and Anchorage. According to the list, its residents have an average credit score of 649, average debt of $31,053, and an average credit card balance of $4,880. A 2011 Experian study had San Antonio as the No. 1 city in the country for per-person credit card debt, at $5,177.