The Most Bankrupt Cities and County in the US


The worst economic recession since the Great Depression has taken its toll on a number of US cities that have filed for bankruptcy. The most prominent of which is the city of Vallejo, once the capital of the state of California, now having the infamous distinction of being the most bankrupt city in the US.

When Vallejo filed for bankruptcy in 2008, businesses and people fled the city, budget cuts forced fire brigades to be shut down, the police force was trimmed down and pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers moved in. Many construction projects were abandoned and homes foreclosed.

Other municipalities facing a similar plight include Central Falls, Rhode Island; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Boise County, Idaho, and Jefferson County, Alabama. These municipalities have all either filed for bankruptcy or are just emerging from it.

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