How much is the average national debt for every household in the United States?
As of September 24, 2021, the U.S. Treasury's official figure for the debt of the federal government is $28.4 trillion. This amounts to an average of $221,307 for every household in the United States. Regardless of how much taxes people pay, almost everyone suffers the ill-effects of government debt. This is because it is rarely paid off but manifests in the form of lower wages, weak economic growth, inflation, and combinations of such results. Since government debt hurts people through economic mechanisms that are not obvious to them, voters seldom hold politicians accountable for running up debt. Hence, the harmful effects continue.