Forbes Magazine called Las Vegas America’s emptiest city, edging out No. 2 Detroit. The rating was based on volume of abandoned homes. Rental vacancy is 16.9 percent in Las Vegas and home vacancy is 4.7 percent. In Detroit, vacancy rates are 19.9 percent for rentals and 4 percent for homes.
Also on the list: Charlotte; Bakersfield, Ca.; Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, Dayton, Cincinnati, Atlanta.