NEW YORK ( LowCards.com) -- Credit scores give a measurement of an individual's financial health. Higher credit scores enable a consumer to receive the best interest rates on mortgages, loans and credit cards, as well as better financing on larger purchases, such as automobiles.Credit agency Experian recently released its State of Credit study ranking the average credit scores of residents 143 cities in America. Wausau, Wis., had the highest average credit score -- 789. Harlingen, Texas, had the lowest credit score, 686. The national average was 749. These scores are based on the VantageScore with a 501-990 scoring range.
|The Midwest wins in a ranking of credit scores, with Wausau, Wis., being the best of 143, and Texas loses -- big time.|