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States With the Best Credit Scores

Of all the states in the Mortgage Marvel top 10, Maryland jumped the highest from its 2010 position. Its ranking climbed an impressive 12 spots.While the jump is notable, a closer look shows that it’s not based on a dramatic increase in the state’s average credit score. In 2010, Maryland had a credit score of 734, while in 2011 it rose to 740, an increase of just six points.

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10. Maryland

Average credit score: 734

Of all the states in the Mortgage Marvel top 10, Maryland jumped the highest from its 2010 position — an impressive 12 spots.

While the jump is notable, a closer look shows that it’s not based on a dramatic increase in the state’s average credit score. In 2010, Maryland had a credit score of 734, while in 2011 it rose to 740, an increase of just six points.

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