NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – If you’re good with your money and finances and you’re looking for a place to settle down with like-minded people, you might want to consider New Brunswick.
According to a study by WalletHub, New Brunswick residents have the highest median credit scores out of over 2,500 cities surveyed.
The average U.S. credit score, according to Equifax, is 698. The highest credit score a person can attain is 850.
In New Brunswick, the average credit score is 816.
Other New Jersey towns with good credit include Westfield, Princeton, Flemington, Fairlawn, Ridgewood, Summit and Hoboken.
The cities with the lowest credit score include Newark (632), Paterson (653), and Elizabeth (664).
Credit scores for many are recovering from the global pandemic, where people were out of work, and dollars had to be stretched. In fact, WalletHub reported that 2022 was the first time in history that the average credit score in America did not increase.