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Public Debt Per Capita (USD) in USA

Source: World Bank, National Statistical Office, IMF estimates (Oct 2020), Helgi Library
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2024

Public debt per capita reached 74,097 USD in 2020 in USA, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.40 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, public debt per capita in USA reached an all time high of 74,097 USD in 2020 and an all time low of 19,587 USD in 2001. When compared to USA's main peers, public debt per capita in Canada amounted to 40,177 USD, 6,177 USD in China, 103,800 USD in Japan and 5,072 USD in Mexico in 2020.

USA has been ranked 3rd within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of public debt per capita, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Public or government debt is the debt owed by state institutions (or central government).


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