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 2000-2029

    • Household debt to GDP ratio in the U.S. 2014-2019

    • Household debt service payments as a share of disposable income in the U.S. 2011-2019

    • Credit market debt of households and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. 1960-2018

    • Consumer credit debt of households and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. 2011-2018

    • Share of non-performing loans held by banks in the U.S. 1995-2018

    • Value of debt owned by consumers in the U.S. 2018, by type

  • 2. Family debt demographics
    • Home mortgage debt of households and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. 2012-2019

    • Share of families with debt in the U.S. 2016, by type of debt

    • Distribution of family debt in the U.S. 2010-2016

    • Share of families with debt in the United States 2007-2016, by family structure

    • Ratio of debt payments to family income in the U.S. 2001-2016

    • Share of families with debt in the U.S. 2016, by debt type and ethnicity

    • Share of families with debt in the U.S. 2007-2016, by region

    • Share of families with debt in the U.S. 2007-2016, by current occupation of head

    • Share of families with debt in the U.S. 2007-2016, by work status of family head

    • Types of debt paid for adult children by parents in the U.S. 2017

  • 3. Student debt
    • Distribution of student loan debt in the U.S. 2018

    • Total student loans provided in the U.S. 1998 to 2019

    • Share of student loans provided in the U.S., by source 1998-2019

    • Recipients of federal student aid in the U.S., by program 2018/19

    • U.S. undergraduate student aid by source and type 2018-2019

    • Time expected to pay back college debt after graduation in the U.S. in 2017

    • Share of defaults on student loans in the U.S. 2018, by age

  • 4. Attitudes towards debt
    • Amount of personal debt held in the U.S. 2018

    • Main source of debt among consumers in the U.S. 2017-2018

    • Time consumers expect to remain in debt in the U.S. 2018

    • Consumer perception of selected types of debt in the U.S. 2018

    • Attitude towards paying credit card balance off every month in the U.S. 2017

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