Payday Loan Borrowing by State
Pew’s nationally representative survey of payday loan borrowers includes state data on the percentage of people who use payday loans, as well as the number of survey interviews completed in each state. State payday loan usage ranges from 1 to 13 percent, although some states had fewer than 300 interviews and therefore the percentage is not reported.
|State||Percentage of Respondents
in State Reporting Payday Borrowing (%)
|Number of Interviews|
|District of Columbia||**||83|
*The survey was only conducted in the continental United States and therefore the survey data do not include Alaska or Hawaii.
**Results are not reported for states where fewer than 300 interviews were completed because of the high margin of error associated with such results
Note: Data represents percentage of adults in each state who report having used a payday loan in the past five years. Interviews were conducted from August 2011 through December 2011. Pew Safe Small-Dollar Loans Research Project, 2012.