News In Brief

U.S. states with the most foreclosures

Chau Tu Oct 5, 2011


]()The housing market continues to struggle across the country, with homeowners dealing with the effects of robosigning and banking problems, and foreclosures still numbering in the thousands.

In our latest Marketplace Map, we take a look at America at Work. The data on housing as of August 2011 reveal the number of foreclosures is still extremely high in some states, with the top three of California, Florida and Illinois reporting hundreds of thousands.

Here are the top and bottom 10 U.S. states in foreclosures:

Top 10 U.S. states by number of foreclosures:

1. California (281,237)

2. Florida (202,746)

3. Illinois (123,871)

4. Michigan (85,383)

5. Georgia (81,129)

5. Arizona (74,648)

7. Ohio (70,676)

8. Texas (69,118)

9. New Jersey (59,359)

10. Nevada (57,640)

Bottom 10 U.S. states by number of foreclosures:

1. Vermont (52)

2. North Dakota (444)

3. Wyoming (772)

4. South Dakota (885)

5. West Virginia (1,127)

6. Alaska (1,529)

7. Nebraska (1,600)

8. Montana (2,457)

9. Maine (2,550)

10. Rhode Island (2,921)

To see how your state fared, check out Marketplace Maps: America at Work.

As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.

Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.

Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.