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Foreclosure filings increased 13.62 percent nationally from July to August. 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 August. The national average for foreclosure filings last month was 1 in every 1,775 housing units.

Foreclosure rates by state
Rank State Total housing units Ratio of homes in foreclosure*
(1 in every …)
Change from July 2017 (in %)
1 New Jersey 3,577,942 625 6.08
2 Delaware 414,416 884 -8.58
3 Illinois 5,303,675 1,032 31.25
4 Maryland 2,410,256 1,075 -19.24
5 Florida 9,094,999 1,104 16.31
6 Ohio 5,140,902 1,132 21.00
7 South Carolina 2,174,319 1,205 20.27
8 Connecticut 1,491,786 1,377 22.37
9 New Mexico 909,565 1,460 36.32
10 Indiana 2,820,253 1,524 33.48
11 North Carolina 4,417,210 1,583 9.07
12 Pennsylvania 5,585,611 1,682 16.17
13 Oklahoma 1,689,427 1,727 32.52
14 Alabama 2,199,329 1,728 25.05
15 Arizona 2,890,664 1,835 93.01
16 California 13,845,790 1,851 21.71
17 Nevada 1,192,083 1,892 131.62
18 New York 8,171,725 1,927 -1.92
19 Maine 726,227 1,952 24.83
20 Louisiana 1,999,855 2,049 3.28
21 Iowa 1,354,264 2,119 105.47
22 Virginia 3,423,291 2,130 36.42
23 Georgia 4,133,065 2,141 8.86
24 Rhode Island 462,900 2,143 -0.92
25 Massachusetts 2,827,820 2,225 -7.23
26 Hawaii 527,388 2,419 19.78
27 Utah 1,011,099 2,534 -31.68
28 Wyoming 266,630 2,564 36.84
29 Tennessee 2,854,542 2,643 5.88
30 Oregon 1,695,183 2,678 42.57
31 Wisconsin 2,641,627 2,760 5.75
32 Kentucky 1,944,495 2,766 9.33
33 Texas 10,305,607 2,899 -3.13
34 Michigan 4,539,838 2,981 15.20
35 Washington 2,942,127 3,150 16.60
36 Kansas 1,244,372 3,283 14.85
37 Missouri 2,729,862 3,412 -10.91
38 Colorado 2,261,063 3,695 6.62
39 Idaho 680,302 3,887 -3.31
40 Nebraska 809,811 3,893 17.51
41 Minnesota 2,373,884 3,956 16.73
42 Mississippi 1,289,704 4,005 27.78
43 New Hampshire 618,950 4,359 -12.88
44 Arkansas 1,335,016 4,541 -4.55
45 Alaska 306,068 5,668 -30.77
46 Montana 488,845 8,729 -12.50
47 Vermont 325,174 8,788 -13.95
48 West Virginia 883,984 9,305 -4.04
49 South Dakota 368,750 11,523 100.00
50 North Dakota 341,062 37,896 -35.71
District of Columbia 303,312 1,596 -30.40

*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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