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Alsip

Alsip is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 19,277 at the 2010 census. It is a suburb of Chicago. Alsip was settled in the 1830s by German and Dutch farmers. The village is named after Frank Alsip, the owner of a brickyard that opened there in 1885. The village began to grow after the Tri-State Tollway was built there in 1959. (Source: Wikipedia)

Housing stock map

See the share of the area's total housing units that are in single family homes, condominiums, two-to-four unit buildings, buildings with five to 49 units, and buildings with 50 units or more.


The Composition of Cook County’s Housing Market >

Housing market indicators

All of these property level data sets are connected to parcel-level data files from the county Assessors offices that include data on every parcel in the Chicago metropolitan area. All of these parcel-level data sets include historical data and are updated on a regular basis ranging from every week to every year depending on the data set.

Housing Stock Composition

The composition of a neighborhood’s housing stock determines the appropriate targeted strategies for stabilizing local housing markets. Learn more about this data set.

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Housing Units by Property Type


Property Type 2019
Single Family 54.4%
Condominium 17.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 5.5%
Building with 5+ Units 22.5%


Property Sales Activity

This indicator provides information on how active local residential property markets are, what types of properties are being purchased, who is buying them, and how much buyers are paying for properties.

Total Sales Activity

This is the total number of property sales in a given year. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total sales activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Outside of Cook County, data are for all residential parcels.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 452 382 249 150 154 139 117 194 245 229 246 278 288 247 282
Single Family 255 219 145 85 105 86 81 133 157 145 169 174 193 150 182
Condominium 178 154 96 61 43 47 29 56 83 77 66 93 85 85 84
Building with 2-4 Units 11 7 5 3 4 4 6 2 4 5 3 9 5 6 4
Building with 5+ Units 8 2 3 1 2 2 1 3 1 2 8 2 5 6 12


Sales per 100 Residential Parcels

This indicator allows users to compare the level of property sales activity across geographies. This data point represents the total number of sales on all residential parcels divided by the total number of residential parcels in a given year, multiplied by 100.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 7.6 6.4 4.2 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.0 3.3 4.2 4.0 4.3 4.8 5.0 4.3 4.9


Share of Sales, Business Buyers

This represents a range of investor types from small mom-and-pop investors to large Wall Street-traded equity funds. Heightened levels of single family homes purchased by business buyers is often indicative of a distressed and low priced inventory of homes, and low demand for owner-occupied housing in a neighborhood. In Cook County, this data point is available as the share of total sales activity where the buyer was a business entity by property type (single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units). Outside of Cook County, data are for all residential parcels.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 4.2% 4.7% 3.2% 4.7% 7.8% 11.5% 13.7% 10.8% 13.9% 9.6% 18.7% 12.9% 13.2% 15.0% 13.1%
Single Family 2.4% 5.5% 1.4% 2.4% 8.6% 9.3% 11.1% 11.3% 12.1% 9.0% 14.8% 11.5% 9.8% 14.7% 6.6%
Condominium 4.5% 3.2% 5.2% 4.9% 2.3% 8.5% 13.8% 8.9% 14.5% 9.1% 19.7% 15.1% 17.6% 7.1% 16.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 18.2% -- -- 33.3% -- 50.0% 33.3% -- 75.0% 20.0% 66.7% 11.1% -- 50.0% --
Building with 5+ Units 37.5% 50.0% 33.3% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 33.3% -- 50.0% 75.0% 50.0% 80.0% 100.0% 91.7%


Share of Sales, Extremely Low Value

This represents the percent of sales that were purchased for less than $20,000 in a given year. In Cook County, this data point is available as the share of total sales activity that sold for less than $20,000 by property type (single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units). Outside of Cook County, data are for all residential parcels.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 0.7% -- 0.4% 1.3% 0.6% -- 4.3% 5.2% 2.4% 1.7% 2.0% 0.7% 1.4% 1.6% 0.7%
Single Family 0.8% -- -- 2.4% -- -- 1.2% -- -- 0.7% -- -- 0.5% 0.7% 0.5%
Condominium 0.6% -- 1.0% -- 2.3% -- 13.8% 17.9% 7.2% 3.9% 7.6% 2.2% 3.5% 3.5% 1.2%


Mortgage Activity

These data measure the flow of mortgage credit into an area and indicates the level of lender investment. The level of mortgage activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas can assess how access to credit has changed over time in a community and how the flow of credit differs across geographies and for different property types.

Total Mortgage Activity

This is the total number of mortgages in a given year. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total mortgage activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Outside of Cook County, data are for all residential parcels.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 1,548 1,493 1,134 651 548 458 415 535 510 394 404 470 428 383 439
Single Family 1,123 1,070 869 485 453 385 350 421 393 307 326 372 349 277 353
Condominium 379 384 240 145 83 62 47 99 99 78 61 81 69 91 67
Building with 2-4 Units 35 33 15 13 7 7 11 6 13 5 8 10 5 9 6
Building with 5+ Units 11 6 10 8 5 4 7 9 5 4 9 7 5 6 13


Mortgages per 100 Residential Parcels

Mortgages  per 100 Residential Parcel


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 26.1 25.1 19.1 11.0 9.2 7.7 7.0 9.0 8.8 6.8 7.0 8.2 7.4 6.6 7.6


Foreclosure Filing Activity

This is an indicator of distress in a local housing market and viewing changing levels of activity allows for an understanding of the evolving nature of the foreclosure crisis in a neighborhood.

Total Foreclosure Filings Activity

This is the total number of new foreclosure filings in a given year. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for foreclosure filing activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Outside of Cook County, data are for all residential parcels.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 56 78 116 135 150 208 199 221 125 92 79 67 69 61 76
Single Family 35 54 74 92 115 145 133 144 86 61 49 45 46 41 59
Condominium 19 21 38 35 32 57 64 74 37 30 28 20 23 18 14
Building with 2-4 Units 2 3 4 7 3 6 2 3 1 1 2 2 -- 2 3
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- --


Foreclosure Filings per 100 Residential Parcels

This indicator allows users to compare the level of foreclosure filing activity across geographies. This data point represents the total number of foreclosure filings on all residential parcels divided by the total number of residential parcels in a given year, multiplied by 100.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 0.9 1.3 2.0 2.3 2.5 3.5 3.4 3.7 2.2 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 22.2%


Foreclosure Auctions

These are properties that have completed the foreclosure process. Understanding foreclosure auction activity helps determine the flow of year-over-year of REO (real estate owned) properties into a market, how third-party demand at auctions differs based on property types, and the density of REO activity across geographies. The level of completed foreclosure auctions activity in a neighborhood indicates distress in a local housing market.

Total Auction Activity

This is the total number of completed foreclosure auctions in a given year. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total auction activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Outside of Cook County, data are for all residential parcels.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 12 10 18 35 55 53 54 77 86 80 65 52 31 27 41
Single Family 4 9 10 22 35 37 35 42 50 50 48 29 20 18 23
Condominium 8 1 7 11 17 13 19 35 34 29 16 23 11 9 16
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 1 2 3 3 -- -- 2 1 -- -- -- -- 2
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- --


Share of Auctions Resulting in REO

This is the percent of completed foreclosure auctions in a given geography where there were no bidders and the property became bank-owned REO (real estate owned).


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 66.7% 70.0% 77.8% 100.0% 100.0% 98.1% 100.0% 97.4% 94.2% 92.5% 90.8% 86.5% 80.6% 77.8% 75.6%
Single Family 25.0% 66.7% 70.0% 100.0% 100.0% 97.3% 100.0% 97.6% 94.0% 88.0% 93.8% 86.2% 80.0% 72.2% 82.6%
Condominium 87.5% 100.0% 85.7% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 97.1% 97.1% 100.0% 81.3% 87.0% 81.8% 88.9% 62.5%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- -- 50.0% 100.0% -- -- -- -- 100.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- --


REO per 100 Residential Parcels


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.5


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 19,022
Share of Population Aged under 18 23.9%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 37.2%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 23.9%
Share of Population Aged over 65 15.1%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 51.4%
Share of Population that is African American 22.8%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 23.1%
Share of Population that is Asian 1.4%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.3%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 7,488
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 15.1%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 23.4%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 36.7%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 24.9%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 8.3%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 7,488


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 60.8%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 39.2%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 25.0%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 43.7%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 32.1%