Other states with foreclosure rates among the nation's 10 highest were California (one in 430 housing units with a foreclosure filing), South Carolina (one in 455 housing units), Ohio (one in 458 housing units), Arizona (one in 468 housing units), Georgia (one in 494 housing units), Michigan (one in 621 housing units), and Indiana (one in every 684 housing units).
Florida cities account for seven of top 10 metro foreclosure rates
Florida cities accounted for seven of the top 10 foreclosure rates among metropolitan statistical areas with a population of 200,000 or more. The Florida metro of Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville led the way, with one in every 158 housing units with a foreclosure filing in November -- more than four times the national average.
Other Florida cities with top 10 metro foreclosure rates were Ocala at No. 2 (one in 210 housing units with a foreclosure filing); Jacksonville at No. 4 (one in 253 housing units); Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach at No. 5 (one in 260 housing units); Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice at No. 8 (one in 277 housing units); Port St. Lucie at No. 9 (one in 278 housing units); and Gainesville at No. 10 (one in 283 housing units).
The remaining three cities with top 10 metro foreclosure rates were in California: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario at No. 3 (one in 248 housing units with a foreclosure filing); Stockton at No. 6 (one in every 265 housing units); and Modesto at No. 7 (one in every 270 housing units).
The three California metro areas in the top 10 all posted annual decreases in foreclosure activity while the seven Florida metro areas in the top 10 all posted annual increases in foreclosure activity.
Florida and California metro areas accounted for 16 of the top 20 highest metro foreclosure rates. Other cities with foreclosure rates in the top 20 were Rockford, Ill., at No. 11 (one in 290 housing units with a foreclosure filing); Chicago at No. 13 (one in 306 housing units); Las Vegas at No. 16 (one in 336 housing units); and Dayton, Ohio, at No. 18 (one in 338 housing units).
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