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Got Credit? Surprising Credit Card Stats

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A Snapshot of Credit Cards in America

How much debt does the average American consumer carry? How old is their debt? What kind of percentage rate are they paying on that debt? Most important, how does it compare to you?

As Gail Vaz-Oxlade tackles some of the worst credit-card abusers and spoiled spenders in CNBC's new series "Princess," we take a look at the average consumer, the backbone of the American economy.

Click ahead to see some of the country's top credit card statistics.

By Constance Parten, Senior Producer
Posted 14 July, 2011

Photo: Vivan Mehra | The India Today Group | Getty Images