Senator Elizabeth Warren called for massive student debt relief. Here’s the average student loan debt in every state.

PeopleImages/GettyCalifornia residents owe $US128,390,000,000 in student loan debt.

Having announced her bid for candidacy in the 2020 presidential election, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has begun rolling out her platform. In a Medium blog post on Monday, Senator Warren proposed a plan to cancel as much as$US50,000 in student-loan debt for 42 million Americans.

With American millennials owing more than $US1 trillion in debt in 2018, largely from student loans, the proposal could find a lot of support countrywide.

Enterprise Data Warehouse and Analytics, a system within the Office for Federal Student Aid under the Department of Education, calculated how much residents of each US state owe in student debt altogether, as well as what each resident owes on average. Here’s what the state-by-state breakdown looks like.


Alabama residents owe $US20,270,000,000 in student loan debt.

Ttownfeen/Wikimedia CommonsUniversity of Alabama.

On average, Alabama borrowers owe $US34,425 each.


Alaska residents owe $US2,100,000,000 in student loan debt.

On average, Alaska borrowers owe $US31,818 each.


Arizona residents owe $US26,950,000,000 in student loan debt.

Tim Roberts Photography/ShutterstockScottsdale, Arizona.

On average, Arizona borrowers owe $US32,934 each.


Arkansas residents owe $US11,220,000,000 in student loan debt.

Niagara66/Wikimedia Commons/Share AlikeHot Springs National Park Arkansas.

On average, Arkansas borrowers owe $US30,934 each.


California residents owe $US128,390,000,000 in student loan debt.

On average, California borrowers owe $US33,892 each.


Colorado residents owe $US25,380,000,000 in student loan debt.

Jeff Zehnder/ShutterstockUniversity of Colorado, Denver.

On average, Colorado borrowers owe $US34,483 each.


Connecticut residents owe $US14,950,000,000 in student loan debt.

On average, Connecticut borrowers owe $US32,317 each.


Delaware residents owe $US3,940,000,000 in student loan debt.

Paul Brady Photography/ShutterstockWilmington, Delaware.

On average, Delaware borrowers owe $US34,142 each.


Washington, DC, residents owe $US5,990,000,000 in student loan debt.

Getty/Chip SomodevillaThe White House.

On average, Washington, DC, borrowers owe $US52,041 each.


Florida residents owe $US85,510,000,000 in student loan debt.

Getty ImagesA view of Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

On average, Florida borrowers owe $US35,596 each.


Georgia residents owe $US58,680,000,000 in student loan debt.

Mike/Wikimedia CommonsAtlanta, Georgia.

On average, Georgia borrowers owe $US38,702 each.


Hawaii residents owe $US4,000,000,000 in student loan debt.

Getty Images/sphranerPearl City, Hawaii.

On average, Hawaii borrowers owe $US33,613 each.


Idaho residents owe $US6,330,000,000 in student loan debt.

On average, Idaho borrowers owe $US30,520 each.


Illinois residents owe $US55,400,000,000 in student loan debt.

Natalia Bratslavsky/ShutterstockUniversity of Chicago.

On average, Illinois borrowers owe $US34,959 each.


Indiana residents owe $US27,130,000,000 in student loan debt.

On average, Indiana borrowers owe $US30,836 each.


Iowa residents owe $US12,190,000,000 in student loan debt.

f11photo/ShutterstockDes Moines, Iowa.

On average, Iowa borrowers owe $US28,289 each.


Kansas residents owe $US11,310,000,000 in student loan debt.

Jeff Zehnder/ShutterstockUniversity of Kansas.

On average, Kansas borrowers owe $US30,370 each.


Kentucky residents owe $US17,420,000,000 in student loan debt.

View_Point/ShutterstockLexington, Kentucky.

On average, Kentucky borrowers owe $US30,433 each.


Louisiana residents owe $US19,050,000,000 in student loan debt.

iStock / MeinzahnNew Orleans, Louisiana.

On average, Louisiana borrowers owe $US31,898 each.


Maine residents owe $US5,430,000,000 in student loan debt.

sean pavone/shutterstockPortland, Maine.

On average, Maine borrowers owe $US30,574 each.


Maryland residents owe $US31,270,000,000 in student loan debt.

Rob Carr/Getty ImagesUniversity of Maryland.

On average, Maryland borrowers owe $US39,377 each.


Massachusetts residents owe $US27,450,000,000 in student loan debt.

Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesHarvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

On average, Massachusetts borrowers owe $US31,686 each.


Michigan residents owe $US46,530,000,000 in student loan debt.

Ken Wolter/ShutterstockUniversity of Michigan.

On average, Michigan borrowers owe $US33,414 each.


Minnesota residents owe $US24,220,000,000 in student loan debt.

Scruggelgreen/ShutterstockMinneapolis skyline.

On average, Minnesota borrowers owe $US31,215 each.


Mississippi residents owe $US14,120,000,000 in student loan debt.

Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesMississippi.

On average, Mississippi borrowers owe $US33,966 each.


Missouri residents owe $US26,610,000,000 in student loan debt.

Tupungato/ShutterstockKansas City, Missouri.

On average, Missouri borrowers owe $US33,068 each.


Montana residents owe $US3,720,000,000 in student loan debt.

Colton Stiffler/ShutterstockUniversity of Montana.

On average, Montana borrowers owe $US31,103 each.


Nebraska residents owe $US7,100,000,000 in student loan debt.

Ken Wolter/ShutterstockUniversity of Nebraska.

On average, Nebraska borrowers owe $US29,595 each.


Nevada residents owe $US9,870,000,000 in student loan debt.

trekandshoot/ShutterstockLas Vegas, Nevada.

On average, Nevada borrowers owe $US31,353 each.


New Hampshire residents owe $US5,790,000,000 in student loan debt.

Facebook/University of New HampshireUniversity of New Hampshire.

On average, New Hampshire borrowers owe $US31,467 each.


New Jersey residents owe $US36,520,000,000 in student loan debt.

f11photo/ShutterstockJersey City, New Jersey.

On average, New Jersey borrowers owe $US32,476 each.


New Mexico residents owe $US6,890,000,000 in student loan debt.

Andriy Blokhin/ShutterstockNew Mexico.

On average, New Mexico borrowers owe $US31,576 each.


New York residents owe $US83,300,000,000 in student loan debt.

On average, New York borrowers owe $US35,134 each.


North Carolina residents owe $US41,670,000,000 in student loan debt.

ShutterstockCharlotte, North Carolina.

On average, North Carolina borrowers owe $US34,896 each.


North Dakota residents owe $US2,240,000,000 in student loan debt.

David Harmantas/ShutterstockNorth Dakota.

On average, North Dakota borrowers owe $US27,217 each.


Ohio residents owe $US56,530,000,000 in student loan debt.

On average, Ohio borrowers owe $US32,384 each.


Oklahoma residents owe $US13,500,000,000 in student loan debt.

Brett Deering/Getty ImagesThe Oklahoma Sooners of Oklahoma University.

On average, Oklahoma borrowers owe $US29,527 each.


Oregon residents owe $US18,240,000,000 in student loan debt.

Nadia Yong/ShutterstockPortland, Oregon.

On average, Oregon borrowers owe $US34,538 each.


Pennsylvania residents owe $US57,290,000,000 in student loan debt.

On average, Pennsylvania borrowers owe $US33,025 each.


Rhode Island residents owe $US4,050,000,000 in student loan debt.

P Meybruck/ShutterstockRhode Island.

On average, Rhode Island borrowers owe $US30,111 each.


South Carolina residents owe $US23,830,000,000 in student loan debt.

Sean Pavone/ShutterstockSouth Carolina.

On average, South Carolina borrowers owe $US35,716 each.


South Dakota residents owe $US3,250,000,000 in student loan debt.

ShutterstockSouth Dakota.

On average, South Dakota borrowers owe $US29,465 each.


Tennessee residents owe $US27,210,000,000 in student loan debt.

Thomas R Machnitzki/Wikipedia CommonsBrownsville, Tennessee.

On average, Tennessee borrowers owe $US33,864 each.


Texas residents owe $US100,570,000,000 in student loan debt.

f11photo/ShutterstockUniversity of Texas.

On average, Texas borrowers owe $US30,697 each.


Utah residents owe $US8,740,000,000 in student loan debt.

Maciej Bledowski/ShutterstockSalt Lake City, Utah.

On average, Utah borrowers owe $US30,294 each.


Vermont residents owe $US2,580,000,000 in student loan debt.

Getty ImagesA view of Lake Champlain in Vermont.

On average, Vermont borrowers owe $US34,724 each.


Virginia residents owe $US37,040,000,000 in student loan debt.

Facebook/University of VirginiaUniversity of Virginia.

On average, Virginia borrowers owe $US36,303 each.


Washington state residents owe $US24,810,000,000 in student loan debt.

On average, Washington state borrowers owe $US32,661 each.


West Virginia residents owe $US6,510,000,000 in student loan debt.

Steve Heap/ShutterstockWest Virginia.

On average, West Virginia borrowers owe $US29,821 each.


Wisconsin residents owe $US21,100,000,000 in student loan debt.

youngryand/ShutterstockUniversity of Wisconsin.

On average, Wisconsin borrowers owe $US29,730 each.


Wyoming residents owe $US1,460,000,000 in student loan debt.

ShutterstockJackson Hole, Wyoming.

On average, Wyoming borrowers owe $US28,515 each.

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