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Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights is a village in Cook County in the U.S. state of Illinois. A suburb of Chicago, it lies about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of the city's downtown. The population was 75,101 at the 2010 census. It is the most populous community in the United States that is incorporated as a "village", and is the 13th most populous municipality in Illinois, although it is not far ahead of its nearby Illinois neighboring villages of Schaumburg and adjacent Palatine. Arlington Heights is known for Arlington Park Race Track, home of the Arlington Million, a Breeders' Cup qualifying event; it also hosted the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships in 2002. The village is also home to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, which has one of the largest collections in the state. (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 64.0%
Condominium 25.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 0.8%
Building with 5+ Units 9.8%


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 1,780 1,418 1,327 779 744 729 749 1,029 1,329 1,164 1,342 1,404 1,517 1,364 1,346
Single Family 968 792 694 471 462 475 449 640 877 778 905 924 976 906 864
Condominium 806 618 625 306 275 253 298 383 446 377 433 475 535 449 479
Building with 2-4 Units 5 6 3 1 3 -- 1 1 4 3 1 1 4 4 1
Building with 5+ Units 1 2 5 1 4 1 1 5 2 6 3 4 2 5 2


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 6.5 5.2 4.9 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 3.8 5.0 4.3 5.0 5.2 5.6 5.1 5.0


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 7.2% 7.7% 7.4% 6.2% 6.9% 8.9% 11.6% 9.2% 11.9% 10.2% 8.9% 8.9% 8.8% 8.7% 6.2%
Single Family 8.8% 5.7% 5.0% 5.5% 7.1% 6.7% 8.9% 8.3% 14.4% 11.2% 10.2% 9.3% 9.5% 8.7% 6.3%
Condominium 5.1% 9.9% 9.3% 6.9% 5.1% 12.6% 15.4% 9.7% 6.7% 7.4% 6.0% 7.4% 6.9% 6.9% 5.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 20.0% 16.7% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 50.0% 75.0% --
Building with 5+ Units 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 66.7% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%


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 0.4% 0.6% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.5% 0.4% 0.1% -- -- 0.1% -- -- --
Single Family 0.2% -- 0.1% 0.2% -- 0.2% -- 0.2% 0.1% -- -- 0.1% -- -- --
Condominium 0.6% 1.3% 0.5% 0.7% 1.1% 0.4% 1.3% 0.8% -- -- -- 0.2% -- -- --


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 6,199 5,682 5,385 3,713 4,283 3,913 3,146 4,246 3,561 2,359 3,094 3,402 2,714 2,135 2,742
Single Family 4,381 4,150 3,930 2,903 3,596 3,345 2,724 3,520 2,860 1,918 2,573 2,851 2,144 1,692 2,184
Condominium 1,795 1,508 1,422 802 675 561 412 712 688 428 515 544 556 433 548
Building with 2-4 Units 17 19 20 4 10 6 4 2 6 7 3 1 5 4 3
Building with 5+ Units 6 5 13 4 2 1 6 12 7 6 3 6 9 6 7


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 22.7 20.8 19.7 13.6 15.7 14.3 11.5 15.5 13.3 8.8 11.5 12.7 10.1 7.9 10.2


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 82 105 165 275 444 469 363 358 208 129 89 93 82 66 61
Single Family 61 72 102 172 202 261 180 191 116 68 54 59 52 41 42
Condominium 21 32 63 102 240 206 183 166 92 61 35 32 29 24 19
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- 1 1 -- 1 -- -- -- 2 1 1 --
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 0.3 0.4 0.6 1.0 1.6 1.7 1.3 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 9.2%


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 8 14 37 74 97 166 140 185 174 137 76 60 28 39 27
Single Family 4 8 17 37 51 64 55 73 70 76 29 37 18 18 19
Condominium 4 6 20 37 46 102 83 112 104 61 47 23 10 21 8
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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 37.5% 78.6% 86.5% 98.6% 95.9% 97.6% 94.3% 93.0% 91.4% 83.2% 76.3% 65.0% 67.9% 64.1% 85.2%
Single Family 25.0% 87.5% 88.2% 100.0% 98.0% 98.4% 87.3% 87.7% 85.7% 77.6% 72.4% 67.6% 66.7% 77.8% 94.7%
Condominium 50.0% 66.7% 85.0% 97.3% 93.5% 97.1% 98.8% 96.4% 95.2% 90.2% 78.7% 60.9% 70.0% 52.4% 62.5%
Building with 2-4 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 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 75,482
Share of Population Aged under 18 21.5%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 29.1%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 29.7%
Share of Population Aged over 65 19.8%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 80.4%
Share of Population that is African American 1.6%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 6.3%
Share of Population that is Asian 10.1%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.6%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 30,838
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 11.1%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 13.1%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 27.4%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 48.4%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 4.0%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 30,838


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 74.6%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 25.4%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 24.6%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 39.3%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 28.2%