County, home to New Jersey's cash-strapped gambling hub Atlantic City, again had the highest foreclosure rate of any major U.S. metropolitan area at 1.8 percent.

Four of Atlantic City's casinos closed in 2014 and remain shuttered, mostly because of gambling competition in neighboring states, though one, the Showboat, reopened this month as a hotel only.

Atlantic City has topped the national list of metro area foreclosures for at least a year.