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Daily Real Estate News  |  September 27, 2010  |   Cities With Highest, Lowest Credit Scores
Major credit scoring company Experian revealed the nation’s metropolitan areas with the highest and lowest average credit scores.

Experian analysts say that difficulty meeting housing payments are a critical driver of credit scores in this market.

Cities with the highest average credit scores:

· Minneapolis, 787
· Madison, Wis., 785
· Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 781
· Green Bay, Wis., 780
· San Francisco, 780
· Boston, 779
· Peoria, Ill., 778
· La Crosse, Wis, 778
· Seattle, Wash., 777
· Sioux Falls, S.D., 777

Cities with the lowest average credit scores:

· Harlingen, Texas, 684
· Jackson, Miss., 698
· Corpus, Christi, Texas, 700
· Shreveport, La., 701
· El Paso, Texas, 706
· Monroe, La., 706
· Las Vegas, Nev., 707
· Bakersfield, Calif., 708
· Myrtle Beach, S.C., 709
· Tyler, Texas, 709

To see the complete list of cities and credit scores, visit

Source: Experian (09/22/2010)

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