The third quarter figure was up from $6,100 in the second quarter of this year. Back-to-school costs and summer vacations contribute to a rise in third-quarter credit card spending.
The information and risk-management company released data about consumer credit card debt today in response to a request by The Journal News. The data is based on 10 percent sampling of the company’s credit database for credit card holders in Westchester County.
Westchester County’s highest credit card balance in the past year was $6,222 in the fourth quarter of 2012, typically the time of the year with the highest balance because of holiday spending.
Here’s a breakdown of TransUnion’s figures for Westchester County’s recent average credit card balances:
Q2 2012: $6,090
Q4 2012: $6,222
Q1 2013: $5,884
Q2 2013: $6,100
Q3 2013: $6,121