It looks like millennials aren’t the only ones buying avocado toast.
Millennials might be walking around with an average of $23,000 in non-mortgage debt, according to a LendingTree study, but baby boomers in the Holy City are carrying nearly $5,000 more — that's about 625 more delicious toasts' worth, by our highly unscientific count.
The Charleston area sits at No. 12 among 100 U.S. cities for the most debt-laden baby boomers, with an average of $28,000 in non-mortgage debt (car loans, credit cards and personal loans, mostly), according to LendingTree. That $23,000 total above? That's just the average for the top 50 U.S. cities — a list Charleston's millennials aren't even on.
Columbia's boomers ranked No. 16 nationally, carrying about $27,000 in debt, and Greenville ranked No. 96, with boomers carrying $21,800 in debt.
The national median for baby boomer debt was about $25,000.
Cities where baby boomers carry the most debt:
|2||Little Rock, Ark.||$30,767|
|8||Baton Rouge, La.||$28,853|