Here's where America's bankrupt people live

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Credit and consumer law firm Lexington Law recently did an analysis of the geography of bankruptcies. Using statistics from the US Court system's online report of how many bankruptcies were filed in each US county between April 2014 and March 2015, they analyzed patterns in who goes bankrupt and where they live.

Using Lexington Law's data, we put together this map showing which US counties had the most bankruptcies, adjusted by 2014 population:

county bankruptcy map

For more, check out Lexington Law's study here.

See the states with the highest and lowest levels of bankruptcy per capita:

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States with the highest and lowest levels of bankruptcies in America
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Here's where America's bankrupt people live

States the most bankruptcies per capita

1. Tennessee

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States the most bankruptcies per capita

2. Georgia

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States the most bankruptcies per capita

3. Alabama

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States the most bankruptcies per capita

4. Illinois

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States the most bankruptcies per capita

5. Utah

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States the fewest bankruptcies per capita

1. Alaska

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States the fewest bankruptcies per capita

2. North Dakota

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States the fewest bankruptcies per capita

3. Vermont

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States the fewest bankruptcies per capita

Washington, D.C. 

* D.C. was included in this particular study as a "state." 

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States the fewest bankruptcies per capita

5. Hawaii

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