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Foreclosure filings decreased 15.44 percent nationally from August to September. 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 September. The national average for foreclosure filings last month was 1 in every 2,099 housing units.

 

Foreclosure rates by state
Rank State Total housing units Ratio of homes in foreclosure*
(1 in every …)
Change from August 2017 (in %)
1 Delaware 414,416 744 18.76
2 New Jersey 3,577,942 788 -20.64
3 Maryland 2,410,256 1,117 -3.79
4 Connecticut 1,491,786 1,286 7.11
5 Illinois 5,303,675 1,351 -23.57
6 Ohio 5,140,902 1,375 -17.64
7 South Carolina 2,174,319 1,409 -14.47
8 New Mexico 909,565 1,508 -3.21
9 Florida 9,094,999 1,559 -29.20
10 New York 8,171,725 1,672 15.21
11 North Carolina 4,417,210 1,732 -8.60
12 Indiana 2,820,253 1,769 -13.84
13 Massachusetts 2,827,820 1,791 24.23
14 Rhode Island 462,900 1,808 18.52
15 Oklahoma 1,689,427 1,844 -6.34
16 Pennsylvania 5,585,611 1,895 -11.20
17 Alabama 2,199,329 1,955 -11.63
18 Maine 726,227 2,099 -6.99
19 Louisiana 1,999,855 2,312 -11.37
20 California 13,845,790 2,370 -21.87
21 Utah 1,011,099 2,540 -0.25
22 Arizona 2,890,664 2,609 -29.65
23 Tennessee 2,854,542 2,688 -1.67
24 Virginia 3,423,291 2,704 -21.22
25 Wisconsin 2,641,627 3,012 -8.36
26 Kentucky 1,944,495 3,062 -9.67
27 Iowa 1,354,264 3,064 -30.83
28 Michigan 4,539,838 3,078 -3.15
29 Wyoming 266,630 3,137 -18.27
30 Oregon 1,695,183 3,180 -15.80
31 Georgia 4,133,065 3,405 -37.10
32 Hawaii 527,388 3,516 -31.19
33 Missouri 2,729,862 3,669 -7.00
34 Texas 10,305,607 3,695 -21.55
35 Nebraska 809,811 3,698 5.29
36 Idaho 680,302 3,738 4.00
37 New Hampshire 618,950 3,751 16.20
38 Alaska 306,068 3,826 48.15
39 Kansas 1,244,372 3,841 -14.51
40 Minnesota 2,373,884 4,209 -6.00
41 Washington 2,942,127 4,258 -26.02
42 Colorado 2,261,063 4,760 -22.39
43 Arkansas 1,335,016 4,890 -7.14
44 Mississippi 1,289,704 5,221 -23.29
45 Nevada 1,192,083 5,990 -68.41
46 Vermont 325,174 6,774 29.73
47 West Virginia 883,984 10,524 -11.58
48 Montana 488,845 11,368 -23.21
49 North Dakota 341,062 14,211 166.67
50 South Dakota 368,750 17,560 -34.38
District of Columbia 303,312 2,214 -27.89

*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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