Tallying Abandoned Buildings

Survey Uses Cities' Own Estimate

City

Population (1995)

City area (acres)

Year of
estimate

Vacant land (acres)

Abandoned structures

Newport News

183,185

44,288

96

4,000

180

Stockton

236,000

35,648

96

11,407

175

Bridgeport, CT

142,000

10,880

98

 

150

Midland

100,000

38,400

97

16,000

150

Glendale

195,623

19,584

97

1,540

146

Concord, Calif.

115,000

19,200

98

9,600

100

Columbia

104,000

22,818

98

3,052

100

Knoxville

167,535

62,637

97

 

92

Hayward

124,000

27,520

97

1,000

75

Anaheim

295,452

31,911

97

4,517

50

Worcester

171,226

24,620

97

2,361

50

Durham

167,000

57,600

97

8,640

50

Ogden, Utah

120,000

17,280

97

3,000

25

Fullerton

122,804

14,238

94

532

24

Aurora

120,000

23,680

 

5,920

20

Albuquerque

419,681

103,680

97

25,600

20

Reno

160,000

39,104

97

600

20

Santa Clarita

142,000

28,800

97

10,800

19

Santa Rosa

132,000

25,216

97

3,500

19

Plano, Texas

205,000

45,210

97

2,600

10

Sunnyvale

129,250

15,368

97

265

9

Provo, Utah

107,000

27,456

97

11,455

8

Inglewood

117,300

5,664

97

40

5

Santa Clara, Calif.

100,030

12,350

97

254

5

Livonia

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108,850

23,040

 

5,884

4

Naperville, Ill.

120,000

23,040

97

3,000

3

Mesquite

115,000

26,747

97

7,000

3

Orange

122,000

15,040

97

300

1

Pembroke Pines, Fla.

116,000

21,760

97

2,560

1

Madison, Wis.

201,786

42,918

98

380

1


Source: Michael Pagano and Ann Bowman

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