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2010 Personal Bankruptcy Statistics

by Roilee Mandeville

in Bankruptcy Statistics

Here’s a comparison of the 2010 and 2009 statistical data that came from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court website. Figures are for non-business bankruptcy filing (Chapter 7, Chapter 11 & Chapter 13 only). The top 9 states with the highest bankruptcy filings are listed below, followed by a complete list compared to the previous year sorted by state. A positive % Diff value means an increase in the number of personal bankruptcy filing on that state. A negative value signifies a decrease in filings.

CA 251,396 California GA 76,824 Georgia TX 54,130 Texas
FL 108,186 Florida OH 68,862 Ohio NY 53,768 New York
IL 80,472 Illinois MI 66,720 Michigan TN 49,150 Tennessee

Here’s the complete table in alphabetical order with Y2010 and Y2009 data comparison.

STATE Y2010 Y2009 % Diff     STATE Y2010 Y2009 % Diff
AL Alabama 33,412 34,180 -2%   MT Montana 2,946 2,621 12%
AK Alaska 1,040 894 16%   NE Nebraska 7,628 7,239 5%
AZ Arizona 41,193 33,022 25%   NV Nevada 29,161 28,830 1%
AR Arkansas 15,966 15,964 0%   NH New Hampshire 5,026 4,691 7%
CA California 251,396 200,806 25%   NJ New Jersey 39,943 34,662 15%
CO Colorado 31,415 26,883 17%   NM New Mexico 6,292 5,822 8%
CT Connecticut 11,059 9,867 12%   NY New York 53,768 54,124 -1%
DE Delaware 3,300 2,960 11%   NC North Carolina 25,265 26,373 -4%
DC District of Columbia 1,191 1,067 12%   ND North Dakota 1,582 1,528 4%
FL Florida 108,186 92,158 17%   OH Ohio 68,862 68,748 0%
GA Georgia 76,824 72,126 7%   OK Oklahoma 14,439 13,615 6%
HI Hawaii 3,822 3,010 27%   OR Oregon 19,668 17,787 11%
ID Idaho 8,004 7,323 9%   PA Pennsylvania 37,861 35,443 7%
IL Illinois 80,472 71,778 12%   RI Rhode Island 5,331 4,926 8%
IN Indiana 46,386 47,289 -2%   SC South Carolina 8,964 9,353 -4%
IA Iowa 9,448 9,787 -3%   SD South Dakota 1,931 1,760 10%
KS Kansas 10,905 10,607 3%   TN Tennessee 49,150 53,138 -8%
KY Kentucky 24,318 24,619 -1%   TX Texas 54,130 50,868 6%
LA Louisiana 18,399 17,911 3%   UT Utah 17,808 14,159 26%
ME Maine 3,972 3,630 9%   VT Vermont 1,582 1,498 6%
MD Maryland 28,866 25,341 14%   VA Virginia 36,207 35,338 2%
MA Massachusetts 23,041 20,274 14%   WA Washington 32,936 30,379 8%
MI Michigan 66,720 67,265 -1%   WV West Virginia 5,895 6,458 -9%
MN Minnesota 21,474 20,597 4%   WI Wisconsin 29,493 26,974 9%
MS Mississippi 13,864 14,217 -2%   WY Wyoming 1,489 1,270 17%
MO Missouri 32,525 30,470 7%
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