Where Tampa-St. Pete ranks in credit card use
Tampa-St. Pete residents use 28.4 percent of the available credit on their credit cards, lower than the national average. The Tampa metro ranked No. 43 among the 50 largest U.S. cities in a study from CompareCards.com. The average utilization rate was 30.2 percent. Most experts recommend that consumers keep their rate no higher than 30 percent.