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Ashburn

Ashburn, one of Chicago's 77 community areas, is located on the further southern edge of the south side of the city. Greater Ashburn covers nearly five square miles. The approximate boundaries of Ashburn are 72nd Street (north), Western Avenue (east), 87th Street (south) and Cicero Avenue (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 2020
Single Family 86.8%
Condominium 2.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 4.7%
Building with 5+ Units 6.5%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 1,009 782 480 319 396 417 409 471 559 543 514 587 627 571 477 376
Single Family 955 714 448 306 387 402 388 456 535 518 499 559 604 554 451 359
Condominium 30 54 22 7 2 9 8 10 16 20 6 14 7 8 16 8
Building with 2-4 Units 19 11 9 5 6 6 11 4 7 5 8 13 12 6 8 7
Building with 5+ Units 5 3 1 1 1 -- 2 1 1 -- 1 1 4 3 2 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 2020
All Residential Properties 8.0 6.2 3.8 2.5 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.7 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.7 5.0 4.5 3.8 3.0


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 2020
All Residential Properties 4.7% 7.2% 4.4% 8.5% 17.4% 12.0% 15.2% 15.1% 15.6% 23.9% 23.9% 21.1% 19.1% 21.0% 15.3% 11.2%
Single Family 4.6% 7.1% 4.5% 8.8% 17.1% 12.2% 14.7% 15.1% 15.5% 24.3% 23.4% 20.8% 18.7% 20.9% 14.6% 10.9%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- 12.5% 10.0% 6.3% 15.0% -- 7.1% 14.3% -- 6.3% 12.5%
Building with 2-4 Units -- 36.4% -- -- 33.3% 16.7% 18.2% 25.0% 28.6% 20.0% 62.5% 46.2% 16.7% 33.3% 50.0% --
Building with 5+ Units 60.0% 33.3% 100.0% -- 100.0% -- 100.0% -- 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 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 2020
All Residential Properties 0.4% 0.5% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5% 0.2% 0.7% 0.6% 0.9% 0.7% 0.8% 0.7% 0.8% 0.5% 0.6% --
Single Family 0.4% 0.6% -- 0.3% 0.5% -- 0.5% 0.4% 0.6% -- 0.6% 0.5% 0.3% 0.5% 0.2% --
Condominium -- -- 4.5% -- -- 11.1% 12.5% 10.0% 12.5% 20.0% 16.7% 7.1% 28.6% -- 12.5% --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.3% -- -- --


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 2020
All Residential Properties 4,474 3,798 3,054 1,443 1,166 874 782 1,069 1,179 868 879 1,053 999 876 910 1,082
Single Family 4,324 3,635 2,969 1,389 1,141 852 749 1,042 1,158 848 863 1,011 969 844 884 1,050
Condominium 79 112 43 26 8 14 10 9 8 10 6 19 8 14 8 11
Building with 2-4 Units 65 45 39 25 9 7 20 16 13 10 10 18 18 14 14 21
Building with 5+ Units 6 6 3 3 8 1 3 2 -- -- -- 5 4 4 4 --


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 2020
All Residential Properties 35.6 30.2 24.3 11.5 9.3 6.9 6.2 8.5 9.4 6.9 7.0 8.4 8.0 7.0 7.2 8.6


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 2020
All Residential Properties 246 284 358 527 529 629 514 610 384 263 211 205 235 201 182 58
Single Family 240 280 346 505 511 608 499 581 362 251 207 200 228 196 174 56
Condominium 3 3 5 11 9 12 11 17 11 10 3 3 4 3 3 1
Building with 2-4 Units 3 1 5 10 9 9 4 11 11 2 1 1 3 2 5 --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 2 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 2020
All Residential Properties 2.0 2.3 2.8 4.2 4.2 5.0 4.1 4.8 3.1 2.1 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.6 1.4 0.5


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 30.3%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 48 39 112 161 184 162 131 178 213 228 169 134 94 84 54 20
Single Family 46 36 110 157 177 154 124 168 199 214 161 129 90 83 52 20
Condominium 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 8 12 8 3 4 2 -- 2 --
Building with 2-4 Units -- 1 -- 1 4 4 4 2 2 5 5 1 1 1 -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- 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 2020
All Residential Properties 64.6% 76.9% 86.6% 99.4% 98.9% 96.3% 95.4% 85.4% 86.4% 77.6% 78.1% 73.9% 69.1% 56.0% 51.9% 70.0%
Single Family 63.0% 75.0% 86.4% 99.4% 98.9% 96.1% 95.2% 85.7% 85.4% 78.0% 78.3% 74.4% 68.9% 56.6% 50.0% 70.0%
Condominium 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 87.5% 100.0% 50.0% 66.7% 75.0% 50.0% -- 100.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units -- 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 80.0% -- 100.0% -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- 100.0% -- -- --


REO per 100 Residential Parcels


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
All Residential Properties 0.2 0.2 0.8 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.1


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 43,356
Share of Population Aged under 18 26.2%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 35.5%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 26.6%
Share of Population Aged over 65 11.7%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 9.5%
Share of Population that is African American 45.9%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 41.3%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.9%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 2.4%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 13,124
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 17.3%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 16.0%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 36.6%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 30.2%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 12.8%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 13,124


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 83.7%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 16.3%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 27.9%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 65.0%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 33.8%