These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

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The majority of poor renting families in America spend more than half of their income on housing costs. When they get evicted it can be life altering, but little is known about the prevalence, causes, and consequences of housing insecurity.

As Matthew Desmond, principal investigator at Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, explains, “Eviction is a giant problem that we only know is giant because of being in touch with communities. But we had no national eviction database. That’s akin to not knowing how many car accidents or cancer cases there are each year. It’s important to know what cities have the highest and lowest eviction rates and to learn what’s working. We’ve been designing policy in the dark.”

Before the launch of the Eviction Lab dataset, little was known about the prevalence of eviction in America, so studying its causes and consequences on a national level was impossible. This new dataset changes that, providing the tools needed to understand America’s eviction epidemic. You can learn more about the database here.

Here are the 50 large U.S. cities with the highest eviction rates in 2016, the latest year for which the data is available:

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50. Fort Worth, Texas

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 4.59 percent

There were 5,741 evictions in Fort Worth in 2016. That amounts to 15.73 households evicted every day. 

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49. Lexington-Fayette Urban County, Kentucky

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 4.59 percent

There were 2,829 evictions in Lexington-Fayette urban county in 2016. That amounts to 7.75 households evicted every day.

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48. Thornton, Colorado

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 4.64 percent

There were 645 evictions in Thornton in 2016. That amounts to 1.77 households evicted every day. 

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47. Miramar, Florida

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 4.65 percent

There were 557 evictions in Miramar in 2016. That amounts to 1.53 households evicted every day.

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46. Cincinnati, Ohio

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 4.7 percent

There were 4,174 evictions in Cincinnati in 2016. That amounts to 11.44 households evicted every day.

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45. Albuquerque, New Mexico

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 4.72 percent

There were 4,541 evictions in Albuquerque in 2016. That amounts to 12.44 households evicted every day.

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44. Davenport, Iowa

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 4.72 percent

There were 770 evictions in Davenport in 2016. That amounts to 2.11 households evicted every day.

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43. Moreno Valley, California

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 4.81 percent

There were 956 evictions in Moreno Valley in 2016. That amounts to 2.62 households evicted every day.

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42. Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 4.82 percent

There were 5,094 evictions in Louisville/Jefferson County in 2016. That amounts to 13.96 households evicted every day.

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41. Memphis, Tennessee

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 4.89 percent

There were 6,514 evictions in Memphis in 2016. That amounts to 17.85 households evicted every day.

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40. Savannah, Georgia

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 4.9 percent

There were 1,551 evictions in Savannah in 2016. That amounts to 4.25 households evicted every day.

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39. Bridgeport, Connecticut

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.03 percent

There were 1,591 evictions in Bridgeport in 2016. That amounts to 4.36 households evicted every day.

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38. Atlanta, Georgia

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.12 percent

There were 6,201 evictions in Atlanta in 2016. That amounts to 16.99 households evicted every day. 

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37. Durham, North Carolina

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.16 percent

There were 2,881 evictions in Durham in 2016. That amounts to 7.89 households evicted every day.

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36. Detroit, Michigan

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.2 percent

There were 6,664 evictions in Detroit in 2016. That amounts to 18.26 households evicted every day.

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35. Sunrise Manor, Nevada

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.31 percent

There were 1,669 evictions in Sunrise Manor in 2016. That amounts to 4.57 households evicted every day.

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34. Jacksonville, Florida

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.34 percent

There were 7,822 evictions in Jacksonville in 2016. That amounts to 21.43 households evicted every day.

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33. Aurora, Colorado

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.52 percent

There were 3,131 evictions in Aurora in 2016. That amounts to 8.58 households evicted every day.

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32. Charleston, South Carolina

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.57 percent

There were 1,546 evictions in Charleston in 2016. That amounts to 4.24 households evicted every day.

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31. Kansas City, Kansas

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.6 percent

There were 1,333 evictions in Kansas City in 2016. That amounts to 3.65 households evicted every day.

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30. Toledo, Ohio

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.63 percent

There were 3,209 evictions in Toledo in 2016. That amounts to 8.79 households evicted every day.

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29. Hartford, Connecticut

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.73 percent

There were 2,022 evictions in Hartford in 2016. That amounts to 5.54 households evicted every day.

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28. North Las Vegas, Nevada

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.82 percent

There were 1,720 evictions in North Las Vegas in 2016. That amounts to 4.71 households evicted every day. 

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27. Montgomery, Alabama

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.82 percent

There were 2,074 evictions in Montgomery in 2016. That amounts to 5.68 households evicted every day.

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26. Dayton, Ohio

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 5.94 percent

There were 1,854 evictions in Dayton in 2016. That amounts to 5.08 households evicted every day.

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25. Tucson, Arizona

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 6.03 percent

There were 6,607 evictions in Tucson in 2016. That amounts to 18.10 households evicted every day.

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24. Akron, Ohio

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 6.06 percent

There were 2,492 evictions in Akron in 2016. That amounts to 6.83 households evicted every day.

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23. High Point, North Carolina

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 6.06 percent

There were 1,182 evictions in High Point in 2016. That amounts to 3.24 households evicted every day. 

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22. Waterbury, Connecticut

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 6.1 percent

There were 1,437 evictions in Waterbury in 2016. That amounts to 3.94 households evicted every day.

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21. Charlotte, North Carolina

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 6.15 percent

There were 9,101 evictions in Charlotte in 2016. That amounts to 24.93 households evicted every day.

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20. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 6.19 percent

There were 6,433 evictions in Oklahoma City in 2016. That amounts to 17.62 households evicted every day.

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19. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 6.45 percent

There were 3,335 evictions in Baton Rouge in 2016. That amounts to 9.14 households evicted every day.

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18. South Bend, Indiana

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 6.71 percent

There were 1,142 evictions in South Bend in 2016. That amounts to 3.13 households evicted every day.

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17. Fayetteville, North Carolina

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rates: 7 percent

There were 3,055 evictions in Fayetteville in 2016. That amounts to 8.37 households evicted every day.

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16. Winston-Salem, North Carolina

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 7.08 percent

There were 3,173 evictions in Winston-Salem in 2016. That amounts to 8.69 households evicted every day. 

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15. Virginia Beach, Virginia

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 7.26 percent

There were 4,565 evictions in Virginia Beach in 2016. That amounts to 12.51 households evicted every day.

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14. Indianapolis, Indiana

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 7.27 percent

There were 11,570 evictions in Indianapolis in 2016. That amounts to 31.70 households evicted every day.

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13. Fort Wayne, Indiana

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 7.39 percent

There were 3,049 evictions in Fort Wayne in 2016. That amounts to 8.35 households evicted every day.

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12. Killeen, Texas

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 7.67 percent

There were 2,183 evictions in Killeen in 2016. That amounts to 5.98 households evicted every day.

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11. Tulsa, Oklahoma

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 7.77 percent

There were 6,279 evictions in Tulsa in 2016. That amounts to 17.20 households evicted every day. 

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10. Chesapeake, Virginia

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 7.9%

There were 1,930 evictions in Chesapeake in 2016. That amounts to 5.29 households evicted every day.

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9. Warren, Michigan

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 8.08 percent

There were 1,188 evictions in Warren in 2016. That amounts to 3.25 households evicted every day.

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8. Columbia, South Carolina

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 8.22 percent

There were 2,225 evictions in Columbia in 2016. That amounts to 6.10 households evicted every day.

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7. Greensboro, North Carolina

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 8.41 percent

There were 4,948 evictions in Greensboro in 2016. That amounts to 13.56 households evicted every day.

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6. Norfolk, Virginia

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 8.65 percent

There were 4,318 evictions in Norfolk in 2016. That amounts to 11.83 households evicted every day.

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5. Jackson, Mississippi

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 8.75 percent

There were 2,765 evictions in Jackson in 2016. That amounts to 7.58 households evicted every day. 

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4. Newport News, Virginia

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 10.23 percent

There were 3,732 evictions in Newport News in 2016. That amounts to 10.22 households evicted every day. 

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3. Hampton, Virginia

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 10.49 percent

There were 2,538 evictions in Hampton in 2016. That amounts to 6.95 households evicted every day.

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2. Richmond, Virginia

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 11.44 percent

There were 6,345 evictions in Richmond in 2016. That amounts to 17.38 households evicted every day. 

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1. North Charleston, South Carolina

These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Eviction rate: 16.5 percent

There were 3,660 evictions in North Charleston in 2016. That amounts to 10.03 households evicted every day. 

This article was produced and syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

Constance Brinkley-Badgett

Constance Brinkley-Badgett is MediaFeed’s executive editor. She has more than 20 years of experience in digital, broadcast and print journalism, as well as several years of agency experience in content marketing. She has served as a digital producer at NBC Nightly News, Senior Producer at CNBC, Managing Editor at ICF Next, and as a tax reporter at Bloomberg BNA.

One Reply to “These cities have the highest eviction rates in America”

  1. Stella Crews says:

    Demand is high, prices should come down right?

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