10 States With Highest Foreclosure Rates

New Jersey is worst
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2017 11:59 AM CDT
10 States With Highest Foreclosure Rates
A sign in front of a foreclosed home in Las Vegas. Nevada had the country's sixth highest foreclosure rate in 2016.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

As home prices have risen in the years following the Great Recession, the number of homes in foreclosure has dropped steeply. But those changes aren't happening equally across all states. In 2016, one in 142 homes was foreclosed countrywide. But at the state level, the foreclosure rate ranged from one in every 1,559 homes (North Dakota) to one in every 54 (New Jersey). With data from ATTOM Data Solutions, 24/7 Wall St ranked all 50 states by their foreclosure rates, which are tied to incomes, the regional economy, and home values. Here are the 10 states with the highest foreclosure rates:

  1. New Jersey (1 in every 54)
  2. Delaware (1 in every 66)
  3. Maryland (1 in every 73)
  4. Florida (1 in every 85)
  5. Illinois (1 in every 91)
  6. Nevada (1 in every 92)
  7. South Carolina (1 in every 109)
  8. Connecticut (1 in every 109)
  9. Ohio (1 in every 112)
  10. New Mexico (1 in every 128)
See the full list here. (More foreclosures stories.)

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