Government and Citizens

Bond Rating

Bond Rating

Graphs at a Glance

Selected Bond Ratings by National Rank, 2016


Rank   State S&P Moody's Fitch
1 Virginia AAA Aaa AAA
1 Alaska AAA Aaa AAA
1 Delaware AAA Aaa AAA
1 Georgia AAA Aaa AAA
1 Iowa* AAA Aaa AAA
1 Maryland AAA Aaa AAA
1 Missouri AAA Aaa AAA
1 North Carolina AAA Aaa AAA
1 Texas AAA Aaa AAA
1 Utah AAA Aaa AAA
1 Indiana * AAA Aaa --
1 Nebraska * AAA -- --
1 South Dakota * AAA -- --
1 Wyoming * AAA -- --
14 Tennessee AA+ Aaa AAA
Source: JLARC, "Virginia Compared to the Other States" (2016), "Bond Ratings" (22).
* States with no outstanding general obligation debt. Shown are the rates these states would likely receive were they to issue bonds.