Top 10 states for holiday credit card debt

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Holiday credit card spending

If you swipe your credit card a little more during the holidays, you’re not alone. Credit card debt tends to grow at the end of the year, with all of those family trips, gifts and sit-down meals. It keeps rising through the new year and falls off in February as people get back to work.

In the U.S., average credit card debt increased about 3.5 percent from November 2013 to January 2014, according to a Bankrate analysis of Experian data. It grew more in some states than others. Here are the states where shoppers use their cards the most during the holidays.

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West Virginia

Debt increase during holiday season: 5.57 percent

The average credit card debt in West Virginia increased from $4,285 in November 2013 to $4,524 in January 2014.

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Hawaii

Debt increase during holiday season: 5.1 percent

The average credit card debt in Hawaii increased from $5,896 in November 2013 to $6,196 in January 2014.

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Connecticut

Debt increase during holiday season: 5.01 percent

The average credit card debt in Connecticut increased from $6,439 in November 2013 to $6,761 in January 2014.

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Utah

Debt increase during holiday season: 4.67 percent

The average credit card debt in Utah increased from $4,838 in November 2013 to $5,064 in January 2014.

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Arizona

Debt increase during holiday season: 4.37 percent

The average credit card debt in Arizona increased from $5,593 in November 2013 to $5,838 in January 2014.

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Wyoming

Debt increase during holiday season: 4.34 percent

The average credit card debt in Wyoming increased from $5,686 in November 2013 to $5,933 in January 2014.

Louisiana © Colin D Young/Shutterstock.com

Louisiana

Debt increase during holiday season: 4.21 percent

The average credit card debt in Louisiana increased from $5,200 in November 2013 to $5,418 in January 2014.

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Pennsylvania

Debt increase during holiday season: 4.16 percent

The average credit card debt in Pennsylvania increased from $5,398 in November 2013 to $5,622 in January 2014.

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Kansas

Debt increase during holiday season: 4.14 percent

The average credit card debt in Kansas increased from $5,623 in November 2013 to $5,856 in January 2014.

Tennessee © Ronnie Chua/Shutterstock.com

Tennessee

Debt increase during holiday season: 4.11 percent

The average credit card debt in Tennessee increased from $5,623 in November 2013 to $5,856 in January 2014.

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Shoppers in these states spend the most on credit cards during the holidays, but which spend the least?