How the states rank for foreclosures
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Foreclosure filings increased 5.3 percent nationally from April to May. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a firm that tracks foreclosures, this is how the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked for foreclosure filings during May. The national average for foreclosure filings last month was 1 in every 1,636 housing units.

Rank State Total housing units Ratio of homes in foreclosure*
(1 in every …)
Change from April 2017 (in %)
1 New Jersey 3,577,942 515 0.19
2 Delaware 414,416 753 0.13
3 Maryland 2,410,256 1,006 0.10
4 Illinois 5,303,675 1,057 0.09
5 Oklahoma 1,689,427 1,081 0.09
6 Nevada 1,192,083 1,108 0.09
7 Florida 9,094,999 1,140 0.09
8 New Mexico 909,565 1,168 0.09
9 Ohio 5,140,902 1,176 0.09
10 South Carolina 2,174,319 1,186 0.08
11 Connecticut 1,491,786 1,192 0.08
12 North Carolina 4,417,210 1,313 0.08
13 Georgia 4,133,065 1,527 0.07
14 Pennsylvania 5,585,611 1,551 0.06
15 New York 8,171,725 1,573 0.06
16 Massachusetts 2,827,820 1,590 0.06
17 Indiana 2,820,253 1,636 0.06
18 Virginia 3,423,291 1,722 0.06
19 Alabama 2,199,329 1,768 0.06
20 Utah 1,011,099 1,796 0.06
21 Oregon 1,695,183 1,867 0.05
22 Iowa 1,354,264 1,983 0.05
23 Kentucky 1,944,495 2,007 0.05
24 Rhode Island 462,900 2,076 0.05
25 California 13,845,790 2,141 0.05
26 Hawaii 527,388 2,161 0.05
27 Arizona 2,890,664 2,301 0.04
28 Texas 10,305,607 2,427 0.04
29 Washington 2,942,127 2,458 0.04
30 Tennessee 2,854,542 2,465 0.04
31 Louisiana 1,999,855 2,475 0.04
32 Kansas 1,244,372 2,534 0.04
33 Maine 726,227 2,539 0.04
34 Wyoming 266,630 2,749 0.04
35 Missouri 2,729,862 2,806 0.04
36 Wisconsin 2,641,627 2,819 0.04
37 Colorado 2,261,063 2,833 0.04
38 New Hampshire 618,950 3,005 0.03
39 Arkansas 1,335,016 3,041 0.03
40 Michigan 4,539,838 3,127 0.03
41 Nebraska 809,811 3,346 0.03
42 Minnesota 2,373,884 3,548 0.03
43 Mississippi 1,289,704 4,201 0.02
44 Alaska 306,068 4,937 0.02
45 Idaho 680,302 6,418 0.02
46 West Virginia 883,984 8,419 0.01
47 Montana 488,845 8,888 0.01
48 North Dakota 341,062 11,369 0.01
49 South Dakota 368,750 12,292 0.01
50 Vermont 325,174 14,138 0.01
District of Columbia 303,312 2,974 0.03

*Ratio of foreclosure is based on the total number of properties entered into ATTOM Data Solutions’ database during the year, broken out by type of filing.

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