Compare Your Credit Score With Other Americans
How Does Your Credit Score Compare to Other Americans?
Last Updated: February 23, 2016
How does your credit score stack up against the average American credit score or even most Americans? FICO scores range from a low of 300 to a high of 850 - a perfect credit score which is achieved by only 1 percent of all consumers. Generally, a very good credit score is on that is 720 or higher. The national average credit score is 680, and only 13 percent of the nation's population has a score above 800. Roughly 15 percent of the population has a credit score lower than 550. In general, a good credit score is anything above 700.
How Does Your Credit Score Compare
Based on data compiled by Credit Karma, there is a correlation between age and average credit scores, with scores rising along with age. According to their data for 2015, the average credit score by age is as follows:
- 18 to 24 years old; Average credit score: 638
- 25 to 34 years old; Average credit score: 651
- 35 to 44 years old; Average credit score: 660
- 45 to 54 years old; Average credit score: 685
- 55+ years old; Average credit score: 724
The Experian National Credit Index study found that people in the 18-39 age group has the greatest number of late payments. The 40 to 59 age group held the greatest amount of debt; and the 60+ age group used the least amount of credit that was available to them.
As of November 2015, Experian's "State of Credit" data showed the following facts:
- The national average VantageScore was 669.
- Average debt per consumer was up 2.3 percent to $28,496.
- Mankato, Minnesota has the highest average credit score in the nation at 706.
- Greenwood, Mississippi has the lowest average credit score in the nation at 612.