- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 30, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A recent report from a real estate information firm says the St. Louis area has one of the highest shares of vacant houses in the country.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that California-based ATTOM Data Solutions found that an estimated 5.9 percent of St. Louis’ housing stock was vacant, totaling about 4,730 houses.

The report says St. Louis has the third-highest percentage of vacant houses within a single county or independent city. Baltimore, Maryland, has the largest proportion of vacancies at 7.8 percent of its housing stock, while Genesee County, Michigan, has 7 percent.

St. Clair County, which is in the St. Louis area, was also ranked in the report as having a high percentage of vacant houses. About 4.9 percent of the county’s housing stock was vacant.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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