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Foreclosure filings decreased 0.74 percent nationally from November to December. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, parent company to RealtyTrac, a California-based firm that tracks foreclosures, this is how the 50 states and the District of Columbia rank for foreclosure filings in November. The national average for foreclosure filings last month was 1 in every 1,545 housing units.

States ranked for foreclosures (for December 2016)
Rank State Housing units in foreclosure Ratio of foreclosures*

(One in every …)

Percentage change from November 2015
1 New Jersey 3,572,138 489 0.20
2 Illinois 5,299,433 858 0.12
3 Delaware 411,250 864 0.12
4 Nevada 1,185,232 900 0.11
5 Florida 9,051,851 941 0.11
6 Indiana 2,811,617 1,036 0.10
7 Connecticut 1,490,381 1,084 0.09
8 Maryland 2,399,375 1,087 0.09
9 Hawaii 524,852 1,114 0.09
10 South Carolina 2,160,383 1,222 0.08
11 Ohio 5,135,173 1,295 0.08
12 Iowa 1,348,151 1,407 0.07
13 Massachusetts 2,816,875 1,444 0.07
14 Pennsylvania 5,578,393 1,454 0.07
15 New Mexico 907,233 1,556 0.06
16 California 13,781,929 1,640 0.06
17 Alabama 2,190,638 1,679 0.06
18 Missouri 2,723,417 1,742 0.06
19 New York 8,153,309 1,747 0.06
20 Utah 999,734 1,828 0.05
21 Georgia 4,114,496 1,912 0.05
22 North Carolina 4,385,668 1,919 0.05
23 Oregon 1,685,814 1,947 0.05
24 Oklahoma 1,680,457 1,975 0.05
25 Rhode Island 462,930 2,013 0.05
26 Washington 2,921,364 2,025 0.05
27 Arizona 2,874,548 2,040 0.05
28 Colorado 2,238,624 2,058 0.05
29 Virginia 3,403,241 2,224 0.04
30 Maine 724,685 2,251 0.04
31 Texas 10,187,189 2,286 0.04
32 New Hampshire 617,286 2,374 0.04
33 Tennessee 2,839,142 2,400 0.04
34 Wisconsin 2,635,602 2,498 0.04
35 Kentucky 1,938,836 2,505 0.04
36 Michigan 4,532,719 2,637 0.04
37 Alaska 307,820 2,850 0.04
38 Arkansas 1,329,139 2,889 0.03
39 Nebraska 805,256 3,260 0.03
40 Idaho 675,421 3,464 0.03
41 Mississippi 1,284,794 3,569 0.03
42 Kansas 1,240,529 4,108 0.02
43 Minnesota 2,364,149 4,133 0.02
44 Louisiana 1,988,460 4,624 0.02
45 Wyoming 265,195 4,653 0.02
46 Vermont 324,332 8,108 0.01
47 South Dakota 369,186 8,586 0.01
48 Montana 486,782 9,736 0.01
49 West Virginia 883,197 10,641 0.01
50 North Dakota 332,010 13,280 0.01
District of Columbia 300,798 2,662 0.04

*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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