States, Cities With the Worst Foreclosure Rates

September 16, 2019

Foreclosure filings are down 24% from a year ago, but some pockets of the country still are seeing elevated levels, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate data firm. Overall, one in every 2,554 U.S. properties received a foreclosure filing in August.

The states with the worst foreclosure rates were:

  • Delaware (one in every 1,106 housing units)
  • New Jersey (one in every 1,192)
  • Maryland (one in every 1,218)
  • Illinois (one in every 1,562)
  • Florida (one in every 1,633)

On a metro level, in cities with populations of at least 200,000, the areas with the worst foreclosure rates were:

  • Trenton, N.J. (one in every 543 housing units)
  • Atlantic City, N.J. (one in every 794)
  • Fayetteville, N.C. (one in every 920)
  • Cleveland (one in every 969)
  • Columbia, S.C. (one in every 1,013)