Analysis: Orange has the 12th lowest foreclosure rate among Florida's urban counties

By Baldwin Park Today | | Jun 1, 2018


Orange County in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) recorded the 12th lowest foreclosure rate for Florida MSAs during the first quarter of the year, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

One in 798 properties in Orange County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year.

In comparison, Wakulla County in the Tallahassee MSA recorded the highest foreclosure rate among MSAs statewide with 1 in 248 properties in foreclosure. Jefferson County, which is also in the Tallahassee MSA, had the state’s lowest foreclosure rate in the first quarter (1 in 1,650 properties). 

The data shows 637 Orange County properties with a foreclosure filing during the first three months of 2018. The county has more than 508,000 housing units. The foreclosure rate in the county is up 30 percent from the end of 2017 and down 46.92 percent from a year ago.

Overall, Florida ranks 11th in the nation for foreclosures, with a rate of 1 per 599 properties. A total of 15,275 properties started the foreclosure process in the first quarter – a 23.28 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2017 and a 30.21 percent decrease from this time last year.

Metropolitan statistical area foreclosure rates

Metro Statistical AreaCountyPopulationHousing UnitsQ1 2018 Properties with Foreclosure FilingsForeclosure Rate (Housing Units Per Foreclosure Filing)Change from Q4 2017 (%)Change from Q1 2017 (%)
Tallahassee, FLWakulla  31,314   12,871 5224848.578.33
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FLSanta Rosa  163,903   67,603 1953477.73-2.50
Jacksonville, FLDuval  900,890   396,150 9614128.83-9.93
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FLEscambia  309,574   138,693 32942210.7715.85
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-

Destin, FL

Okaloosa  195,798   94,851 220431-23.61-4.76
Tallahassee, FLGadsden  46,153   19,411 4444115.79-41.33
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FLPasco  488,310   232,977 51545211.71-27.46
Jacksonville, FLClay  200,346   77,490 16247825.58-40.22
Jacksonville, FLBaker  27,312   9,615 20481-37.50-50.00
Palatka, FLPutnam  72,304   36,681 7548950.00-58.33
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FLOsceola  311,962   135,085 26850448.89-11.55
Clewiston, FLHendry  38,376   14,389 28514-17.65-17.65
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FLBroward  1,863,780   816,886 158651525.77-26.30
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FLHernando  176,797   84,768 15853721.54-39.23
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FLPolk  637,691   283,333 52753818.96-30.84
Panama City, FLBay  178,361   100,405 1865405.68-16.59
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FLHillsborough  1,323,059   554,762 102354245.52-29.45
Gainesville, FLGilchrist  17,033   7,241 1355744.44-18.75
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FLMiami-Dade  2,664,418   1,004,835 180355721.58-39.11
Homosassa

Springs, FL

Citrus  140,453   77,760 13856343.75-45.45
Tallahassee, FLLeon  284,788   126,658 216586-16.60-29.18
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FLLee  680,970   377,081 64258758.91-29.99
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FLPinellas  939,548   504,477 82860923.95-13.93
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FLVolusia  510,806   256,164 41561735.62-29.90
Sebring, FLHighlands  98,862   54,967 8862537.50-46.99
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FLPalm Beach  1,398,757   674,975 106163623.80-29.22
Ocala, FLMarion  340,341   163,786 24666646.43-41.71
Okeechobee, FLOkeechobee  39,420   18,234 27675-15.63-53.45
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FLFlagler  102,917   49,657 736800.00-42.06
Port St. Lucie, FLSaint Lucie  293,136   137,649 20268135.57-27.60
Wauchula, FLHardee  27,302   9,623 14687600.00-39.13
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FLIndian River  145,342   77,498 11269215.463.70
Punta Gorda, FLCharlotte  169,642   101,532 14570010.69-40.33
Arcadia, FLDe Soto  35,134   14,724 2170131.25-30.00
Lake City, FLColumbia  68,198   28,338 40708-23.08-61.90
Palm Bay-

Melbourne-Titusville, FL

Brevard  560,683   272,437 38470931.96-37.46
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FLWalton  61,528   47,821 6474745.45-44.83
Jacksonville, FLNassau  77,187   36,152 4776930.56-55.24
Jacksonville, FLSaint Johns  218,362   97,065 12577719.05-18.83
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FLOrange  1,256,055   508,562 63779830.00-46.92
Gainesville, FLAlachua  256,581   114,195 1348522.29-31.63
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FLSeminole  442,905   185,436 21785528.40-40.38
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FLManatee  353,411   179,365 20587541.38-34.71
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FLSarasota  398,011   231,587 26288435.05-39.49
Key West, FLMonroe  77,150   52,977 5989834.09-33.71
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FLLake  317,586   147,372 15893339.82-38.28
Port St. Lucie, FLMartin  153,592   78,957 751,05313.64-10.71
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FLCollier  348,236   203,899 1821,12051.67-16.51
Panama City, FLGulf  15,851   9,211 71,316-30.00-72.00
The Villages, FLSumter  113,589   63,694 421,51740.00-36.36
Tallahassee, FLJefferson  14,082   6,599 41,65033.33-42.86
Source: ATTOM Data Solutions

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