Debt Consolidation in Action: North Dakota

Residents use credit counseling to maintain stability and achieve success.

North Dakotans enjoy some of the lowest personal debt levels in the country. Residents rank 49th in credit card debt load, as well as boasting fewer delinquent mortgages and debts in collections than residents in other parts of the country. That’s not to say North Dakotans don’t face challenges, but they’re highly proactive about finding solutions with issues arise.

The information below can help you understand how state residents are currently being impacted by debt, as well as a case study showing how one of your neighbors achieved freedom from debt with the help of credit counseling. If you’re facing your own challenges with debt, call Consolidated Credit today at or complete our online application to request a free debt and budget analysis from a certified credit counselor. You can explore your options and get professional assistance in identifying the right solutions for your situation.

Debt Statistics in North Dakota

The following statistics can help you understand the current state of debt in North Dakota today and how it’s impacting residents’ ability to achieve financial freedom.

  • Average credit card debt: $4,011 [1]
  • 90-day credit card delinquency rate: 0.74%
  • Average student debt: $27,425
  • Student loan default rate: 6.10%
  • % of homes underwater (mortgage more than value): 7.73%
  • Mortgage delinquency rate for underwater homes: 0.64%
  • % with past due debt (late, but not in default): 5.00%
  • % with some type of debt in collections: 19.20%
  • Average debt in collections: $5,265

[1] http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/08/20/ranking-the-states-credit-card-debt/

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Chris from Bismarck, ND

This is a great service! I’m glad I called.

Where he started:

  • Total unsecured debt: $33,372.00
  • Estimated interest charges: $19,011.46
  • Time to payoff: 11 years, 11 months
  • Total monthly payments: $1,334.88

After DMP enrollment:

  • Average negotiated interest rate: 5.81%
  • Total interest charges: $4,605.87
  • Time to payoff: 4 years, 4 months
  • Total monthly payment: $738.00
Time Saved:
7 years, 7 months
Monthly Savings:
$596.88
Interest Saved:
$14,405.59