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Auburn Gresham

Auburn Gresham, most commonly referred to simply as '"Gresham'", is one of the 77 official community areas of the city of Chicago, Illinois. It is located on the far south side of the city and was the original location of the South Side Irish Parade before it was relocated to the Beverly neighborhood farther southwest in the city. (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 40.6%
Condominium 0.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 29.5%
Building with 5+ Units 29.3%


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 876 807 560 385 440 412 349 378 423 463 471 568 633 684 673 558
Single Family 600 533 404 278 308 287 250 264 291 301 333 376 438 479 451 400
Condominium 15 15 4 -- 5 -- 10 2 4 4 6 4 3 3 4 2
Building with 2-4 Units 217 206 133 79 105 104 79 97 101 123 96 154 162 176 178 120
Building with 5+ Units 44 53 19 28 22 21 10 15 27 35 36 34 30 26 40 36


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 7.6 7.0 4.9 3.4 3.8 3.6 3.0 3.3 3.7 4.0 4.1 5.0 5.5 6.0 5.9 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 2020
All Residential Properties 15.3% 16.2% 15.5% 26.5% 40.9% 40.3% 36.7% 38.9% 47.8% 46.4% 44.2% 43.7% 37.4% 43.3% 40.9% 33.9%
Single Family 13.2% 14.8% 13.6% 21.2% 38.3% 39.0% 39.6% 37.9% 45.0% 45.2% 39.6% 40.2% 36.1% 42.2% 37.0% 29.8%
Condominium -- 13.3% 25.0% -- 20.0% -- 20.0% -- -- -- 16.7% -- 33.3% -- 25.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units 12.9% 9.2% 13.5% 25.3% 39.0% 38.5% 27.8% 35.1% 47.5% 39.8% 47.9% 42.9% 35.2% 42.6% 39.3% 29.2%
Building with 5+ Units 61.4% 58.5% 68.4% 82.1% 90.9% 66.7% 50.0% 86.7% 85.2% 85.7% 80.6% 91.2% 70.0% 73.1% 92.5% 97.2%


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 1.0% 0.7% 0.5% 3.6% 13.9% 13.1% 14.6% 10.1% 11.6% 10.8% 9.3% 7.9% 4.7% 3.5% 2.5% 1.4%
Single Family 0.8% 0.6% 0.5% 4.0% 13.0% 16.4% 14.8% 9.1% 12.4% 12.6% 10.5% 9.0% 5.0% 3.8% 2.9% 1.3%
Condominium 13.3% 13.3% -- -- 60.0% -- 30.0% 50.0% 100.0% 75.0% 83.3% 25.0% 66.7% 33.3% 50.0% 50.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 0.9% 0.5% 0.8% 3.8% 16.2% 6.7% 13.9% 13.4% 8.9% 7.3% 4.2% 6.5% 3.1% 2.8% 0.6% 1.7%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 4.5% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.3% -- 2.5% --


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 3,202 2,847 2,503 1,261 911 576 501 575 632 564 583 708 735 759 821 827
Single Family 2,316 2,011 1,826 946 704 429 370 437 458 393 409 482 513 505 532 583
Condominium 15 16 15 4 7 2 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 3 2
Building with 2-4 Units 767 715 583 262 173 126 115 126 144 147 142 180 187 207 250 207
Building with 5+ Units 104 105 79 49 27 19 15 10 29 23 29 45 34 46 36 35


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 27.9 24.8 21.8 11.0 7.9 5.0 4.4 5.0 5.5 4.9 5.1 6.2 6.4 6.7 7.2 7.3


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 371 390 520 602 474 515 431 493 336 300 285 255 282 248 234 76
Single Family 276 287 381 425 338 363 317 351 234 211 217 199 206 186 166 55
Condominium 2 2 1 4 5 4 2 3 -- 3 -- 3 -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 87 96 125 150 113 137 94 113 84 73 59 48 71 58 65 17
Building with 5+ Units 6 5 13 23 18 11 18 26 18 13 9 5 5 4 3 4


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 3.2 3.4 4.5 5.2 4.1 4.5 3.8 4.3 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.5 2.2 2.1 0.7


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 35.7%


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 84 114 190 252 245 205 128 161 215 242 193 158 150 165 122 34
Single Family 58 88 136 176 172 145 89 119 156 167 137 107 115 125 95 25
Condominium 3 3 -- 1 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 21 22 52 68 65 49 29 36 50 57 45 45 34 39 27 8
Building with 5+ Units 2 1 2 7 5 8 9 5 8 16 9 5 -- 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 73.8% 84.2% 95.3% 98.0% 98.8% 96.1% 95.3% 92.5% 92.1% 86.4% 85.5% 82.3% 78.0% 73.9% 78.7% 67.6%
Single Family 75.9% 80.7% 94.1% 98.9% 98.8% 95.9% 94.4% 91.6% 92.3% 85.6% 83.9% 82.2% 79.1% 72.0% 75.8% 68.0%
Condominium 66.7% 66.7% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% -- 100.0% -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 71.4% 100.0% 98.1% 100.0% 98.5% 95.9% 96.6% 94.4% 94.0% 89.5% 93.3% 84.4% 73.5% 82.1% 88.9% 62.5%
Building with 5+ Units 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 57.1% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 81.3% 77.8% 80.0% -- -- -- 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 0.5 0.8 1.6 2.2 2.1 1.7 1.1 1.3 1.7 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.8 0.2


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 45,909
Share of Population Aged under 18 22.8%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 32.4%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 26.8%
Share of Population Aged over 65 17.9%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 1.1%
Share of Population that is African American 95.4%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 2.2%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.3%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.0%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 17,161
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 39.0%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 25.7%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 23.4%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 11.9%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 25.4%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 17,161


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 44.6%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 55.4%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 31.9%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 61.6%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 47.7%