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Archer Heights

Archer Heights is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago. Archer Avenue runs from south of Chicago's downtown area, through the southwest side of Chicago and beyond into the southwest suburbs, along what was once a Native American trail. The neighborhood is bounded by the Stevenson Expressway to the north, the CTA Orange Line to the south, the Corwith railyard to the east, and the railroad tracks/Knox Avenue to the west. (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 42.9%
Condominium 3.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 45.9%
Building with 5+ Units 8.0%


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 188 154 91 66 88 100 99 91 133 125 106 112 98 101 99
Single Family 127 102 68 49 61 68 72 70 95 84 61 71 63 78 61
Condominium 5 14 6 1 -- 4 4 1 6 4 1 7 5 3 4
Building with 2-4 Units 53 38 17 16 27 28 23 19 32 36 43 33 30 19 31
Building with 5+ Units 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- 1 1 1 -- 1 3


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 6.7 5.5 3.2 2.3 3.1 3.5 3.5 3.2 4.7 4.4 3.8 4.0 3.5 3.6 3.5


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 3.2% 1.9% 2.2% 6.1% 4.5% 2.0% 4.0% 5.5% 12.0% 13.6% 7.5% 6.3% 9.2% 11.9% 7.1%
Single Family 3.1% 2.9% 2.9% 6.1% 4.9% 1.5% 4.2% 5.7% 11.6% 11.9% 3.3% 7.0% 11.1% 12.8% 8.2%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- 6.3% 3.7% 3.6% 4.3% 5.3% 15.6% 16.7% 11.6% 6.1% 6.7% 10.5% 3.2%
Building with 5+ Units 66.7% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- -- -- 33.3%


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 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.0% 1.1% 2.3% -- -- -- -- 1.0% --
Single Family -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.4% 1.1% -- -- -- -- 1.3% --
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- 25.0% -- 33.3% -- -- -- -- -- --


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 802 638 475 255 190 167 155 219 203 176 185 187 174 151 170
Single Family 560 423 318 190 137 123 110 151 153 134 130 123 115 111 120
Condominium 23 23 16 4 3 3 3 5 4 1 2 5 5 2 5
Building with 2-4 Units 216 192 139 58 48 41 42 61 46 39 49 56 54 36 44
Building with 5+ Units 3 -- 2 3 2 -- -- 2 -- 2 4 3 -- 2 1


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 28.4 22.6 16.8 9.0 6.7 5.9 5.5 7.8 7.2 6.2 6.6 6.6 6.2 5.4 6.0


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 19 34 43 97 112 128 97 81 45 34 30 20 22 22 14
Single Family 16 23 29 68 69 87 61 58 30 22 23 11 14 15 12
Condominium -- 3 -- 1 4 3 2 2 -- 1 1 1 -- 1 --
Building with 2-4 Units 3 8 13 27 39 38 34 21 15 11 6 8 7 5 2
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 0.7 1.2 1.5 3.4 4.0 4.5 3.4 2.9 1.6 1.2 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.5


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 22.3%


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 1 4 13 22 39 38 21 30 40 23 13 12 8 13 3
Single Family 1 4 9 14 25 22 14 18 30 13 7 10 6 10 1
Condominium -- -- 1 1 -- 3 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 3 7 14 13 6 11 10 10 5 2 2 3 1
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 100.0% 75.0% 100.0% 90.9% 97.4% 94.7% 100.0% 93.3% 77.5% 73.9% 100.0% 83.3% 87.5% 84.6% 33.3%
Single Family 100.0% 75.0% 100.0% 85.7% 100.0% 90.9% 100.0% 94.4% 80.0% 69.2% 100.0% 80.0% 100.0% 80.0% --
Condominium -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 92.9% 100.0% 100.0% 90.9% 70.0% 80.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 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 0.5 0.7 1.3 1.3 0.7 1.0 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.4 --


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 13,726
Share of Population Aged under 18 30.0%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 38.4%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 18.9%
Share of Population Aged over 65 12.7%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 15.4%
Share of Population that is African American 1.0%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 77.4%
Share of Population that is Asian 6.0%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 0.3%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 3,919
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 21.4%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 28.1%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 28.6%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 21.9%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 15.0%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 3,919


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 62.8%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 37.2%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 29.2%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 52.8%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 37.8%