The National Score Index is a handy little web app that displays U.S. average credit scores by state (683 in Oregon) and for the entire country (677).

Based on the most current data available in the industry, the Experian National Score Index provides the most up-to-date look at U.S. consumers’ credit and is a powerful indicator of the country’s overall financial health. The Experian National Score Index monitors several components of consumer credit behavior to provide insight into consumer credit trends.

The site also features a couple of other tidbits, such as a sampling of recent opinion polls on personal finance (people are increasingly worried about the housing bubble); credit score news (average consumer debt has increased 12.5% since 2004); and various credit score resources (calculators, FAQs, etc.).

The National Score Index is a small, focused site that mostly contains trivia rather than practical tips, but it’s pretty to look at and fun to read.

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