The U.S. national debt is estimated at $53,000 per person today―and climbing. But that doesn’t take into account Americans’ state-level debt.
According to the Tax Foundation’s map of state debt per capita (fiscal year 2011), Oregon’s debt is $3,650.
Massachusetts takes the prize as the most indebted state, with a whopping $11,309 per person. On the other hand, hats off to Tennessee, where they owe only $925. State debt tends to be worst in New England and the West and lowest in the Southeastern states.