Largest Chapter 9 municipality bankruptcy filings in the United States 2018

Largest municipalities filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in the United States as of 2018, by population and debt

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** Population and debt values from 2011.
*** Population value from 2012.

Chapter 9 bankruptcy allows for financially distressed municipalities to reorganize outstanding debt with their creditors. Municipality is broadly defined, including cities, counties, townships, school districts, and public improvement districts, as well as revenue-producing bodies such as bridge and highway authorities.

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