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In the first quarter of 2011, all but one of the 20 highest foreclosure rate metros — Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla. — were in "nonjudicial" states where foreclosure proceedings don't move through the courts. Foreclosures in these states are moving more rapidly.

California cities accounted for 11 of the 20 highest foreclosure rates. But Las Vegas retained its top spot in the quarter as the market where the most buyers who gambled on a home stood to lose.

Here are the cities with the highest rates, followed by state-by-state rankings.

20 cities with highest foreclosure rates, 2011 first quarter

RankMetroTotal # of filings% Housing units1/every # of households% change from Q4 2010% change from Q1 2010
1Las Vegas-Paradise, NV26,2753.21          31 -11.54-7.74
2Modesto, CA3,8092.17          46 -9.52-25.87
3Stockton, CA4,8212.11          47 -7.2-23.8
4Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ36,4222.1          48 14.16-19.42
5Vallejo-Fairfield, CA3,1112.06          48 -5.53-14.11
6Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA29,8592.04          49 -6.84-27.17
7Merced, CA1,6051.91          52 -11.18-30.43
8Reno-Sparks, NV3,3691.84          54 -5.66-10.78
9Bakersfield, CA4,7291.72          58 -17.35-25.45
10Fresno, CA4,9861.61          62 5.21-7.51
11Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA13,6061.59          63 -10.94-21.98
12Visalia-Porterville, CA2,0911.5          67 -7.93-14.69
13Boise City-Nampa, ID3,4581.42          70 3.01-10.58
14Prescott, AZ1,4561.36          73 25.41-9.79
15Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA27,2501.26          79 -4.13-6.48
16Salt Lake City, UT4,9071.22          82 -0.45-4.81
17Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA3,3401.22          82 -9.44-15.06
18Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL4,2481.16          86 -34.48-58.74
19Salinas, CA1,6161.15          87 2.34-31.93
20Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI21,1921.12          90 -9.58-25.31

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Foreclosure filings by state, 2011 first quarter

RankStateTotal # of filings1/every # of households% change from Q4 2010% change from Q1 2010
1Nevada32,06635-10.38-7.21
2Arizona46,0476015.18-17.31
3California168,54380-3.57-22.07
4Utah9,68098-7.08-10
5Idaho6,1171068.38-3.53
6Georgia37,509108-3.59-6.02
7Michigan37,506121-9.71-17.99
8Florida58,322152-47.16-62.02
9Colorado13,847157-11.91-13.58
10Illinois33,092160-20.42-27.72
11Hawaii2,564201-15.77-21.97
12Ohio24,697206-22.66-25.66
13Wisconsin11,776220-4.961.13
14Washington12,784220-10.140.11
15Oregon7,058232-20.75-41.55
16Arkansas5,306247-2.16-15.05
17South Carolina8,225253-14.05-12.36
18Texas34,6462811.45-7.25
19Tennessee9,77728427.57-18.32
20New Hampshire2,09928610.71-18.89
21Delaware1,331298-1.049.91
22New Mexico2,895303-16.14-13.27
23Missouri8,783305-10.37-3.27
24Minnesota7,539309-12-18.18
25Rhode Island1,440314-3.36-22.95
26Virginia10,323323-20.59-28.97
27Iowa4,108327-0.29141.79*
28Indiana8,377335-30.41-36.62
29Kansas3,5993431.44-12.11
30Louisiana5,27537210.834.39
31Alaska7533779.77-17.88
32Oklahoma4,313383-11.44-24.15
33Alabama5,570392-11.5-14.91
34New Jersey8,795401-42.99-43.6
35Maryland4,777490-20.17-67.84
36North Carolina8,178521-27.18-11.7
37Pennsylvania10,401531-35.49-29.29
38Massachusetts5,008549-46.21-61.83
39Connecticut2,476584-39.43-64.58
40Montana736600-13-17.95
41Kentucky2,921662-16.9-4.17
42Maine899784-0.44-19.8
43New York8,252972-10.75-32.08
44Wyoming2441,0223.8367.12*
45Nebraska6991,133-26.03-32.66
46Mississippi1,0831,184-43.24-19.96
47South Dakota2721,344-33.8219.3
48West Virginia2753,250-36.9324.43
49North Dakota754,219-37.5-48.28
50Vermont329,820-31.91-8.57
 District of Columbia634,526-84.41-87.6
--U.S.681,153191-14.76-26.93

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