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See how the states rank for foreclosures in August

Foreclosure filings increased more than 10% nationally from July to August. Here's how the 50 states and the District of Columbia rank for foreclosure filings in August, according to RealtyTrac, a California-based firm that tracks foreclosures. The national average for foreclosure filings last month was 1 in every 1,395 housing units.

States ranked for foreclosures (for August 2016)
RankStateHousing unitsRatio of foreclosures*Percentage of housing units
1New Jersey3,572,1381 in every 5460.18
2Maryland2,399,3751 in every 6250.16
3Delaware411,2501 in every 7460.13
4Nevada1,185,2321 in every 8120.12
5Florida9,051,8511 in every 8280.12
6Illinois5,299,4331 in every 8950.11
7Utah999,7341 in every 9150.11
8Ohio5,135,1731 in every 1,0590.09
9South Carolina2,160,3831 in every 1,0680.09
10New Mexico907,2331 in every 1,1350.09
11Connecticut1,490,3811 in every 1,2730.08
12Pennsylvania5,578,3931 in every 1,2920.08
13California13,781,9291 in every 1,3600.07
14Indiana2,811,6171 in every 1,3950.07
15New York8,153,3091 in every 1,3960.07
16Rhode Island462,9301 in every 1,4740.07
17Oklahoma1,680,4571 in every 1,5080.07
18Massachusetts2,816,8751 in every 1,5100.07
19Georgia4,114,4961 in every 1,5520.06
20North Carolina4,385,6681 in every 1,5600.06
21Alabama2,190,6381 in every 1,5780.06
22Virginia3,403,2411 in every 1,6970.06
23Arizona2,874,5481 in every 1,7440.06
24Maine724,6851 in every 1,8210.05
25Oregon1,685,8141 in every 1,8230.05
26Hawaii524,8521 in every 1,8740.05
27Iowa1,348,1511 in every 1,8860.05
28Wisconsin2,635,6021 in every 1,9820.05
29Missouri2,723,4171 in every 2,0010.05
30Kentucky1,938,8361 in every 2,0560.05
31Michigan4,532,7191 in every 2,1230.05
32Idaho675,4211 in every 2,1440.05
33Tennessee2,839,1421 in every 2,1720.05
34Kansas1,240,5291 in every 2,2030.05
35Washington2,921,3641 in every 2,2350.04
36New Hampshire617,2861 in every 2,2860.04
37Colorado2,238,6241 in every 2,2890.04
38Texas10,187,1891 in every 2,5510.04
39Minnesota2,364,1491 in every 2,5730.04
40Nebraska805,2561 in every 2,7860.04
41Arkansas1,329,1391 in every 2,9870.03
42Louisiana1,988,4601 in every 3,2440.03
43Mississippi1,284,7941 in every 4,3550.02
44Wyoming265,1951 in every 4,5720.02
45Montana486,7821 in every 7,6060.01
46West Virginia883,1971 in every 7,8860.01
47South Dakota369,1861 in every 9,4660.01
48Vermont324,3321 in every 9,8280.01
49Alaska307,8201 in every 11,4010.01
50North Dakota332,0101 in every 19,5300.01
 District of Columbia300,7981 in every 2,6390.04

* Ratio of foreclosure is based on the total number of properties entered into RealtyTrac's database during the year, broken out by type of filing.

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