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Avalon Park

Avalon Park, located on the south side of the U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the city's 77 semi-official community areas and is named after its main park. Its boundaries are 76th St. to the north, South Chicago Ave. to the east and 87th St. to the south. The community area includes the neighborhoods of Avalon Park, Marynook and Stony Island Park. (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 70.4%
Condominium 0.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 12.8%
Building with 5+ Units 16.6%


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 244 231 144 107 111 91 80 82 107 138 104 175 207 212 177
Single Family 217 199 135 95 92 84 67 73 99 127 100 152 184 196 164
Condominium 10 5 3 4 5 2 4 1 1 3 -- 1 1 -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 16 25 5 7 9 5 8 7 7 8 3 21 18 14 13
Building with 5+ Units 1 2 1 1 5 -- 1 1 -- -- 1 1 4 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 7.0 6.6 4.1 3.1 3.2 2.6 2.3 2.4 3.1 4.0 3.0 5.0 6.0 6.1 5.1


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 14.8% 13.9% 12.5% 31.8% 28.8% 27.5% 30.0% 45.1% 44.9% 39.1% 28.8% 45.7% 44.9% 43.9% 33.3%
Single Family 14.7% 13.1% 9.6% 28.4% 22.8% 25.0% 23.9% 43.8% 43.4% 40.2% 28.0% 46.7% 44.0% 44.4% 33.5%
Condominium 10.0% -- 66.7% 75.0% 80.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 12.5% 20.0% 40.0% 42.9% 33.3% 40.0% 37.5% 42.9% 57.1% -- 33.3% 38.1% 44.4% 28.6% 30.8%
Building with 5+ Units 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 80.0% -- 100.0% 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% -- 0.9% 8.1% 9.9% 8.8% 12.2% 13.1% 10.9% 6.7% 6.9% 4.8% 3.8% 0.6%
Single Family -- 0.5% -- -- 4.3% 9.5% 9.0% 11.0% 13.1% 11.0% 7.0% 7.9% 4.9% 3.6% 0.6%
Condominium -- -- -- -- 40.0% -- 25.0% 100.0% 100.0% 33.3% -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- 14.3% 33.3% 20.0% -- 14.3% -- -- -- -- 5.6% 7.1% --


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 952 890 697 382 257 171 158 153 210 198 177 204 254 236 238
Single Family 868 791 626 350 227 158 150 143 190 183 161 190 228 218 224
Condominium 13 12 12 5 -- -- 1 -- 1 1 -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 67 80 54 24 19 10 7 9 14 13 11 13 18 16 14
Building with 5+ Units 4 7 5 3 11 3 -- 1 5 1 5 1 8 2 --


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 27.3 25.6 20.0 11.0 7.4 4.9 4.5 4.4 6.0 5.7 5.1 5.9 7.3 6.8 6.9


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 95 124 124 138 125 131 141 143 87 77 82 64 94 78 67
Single Family 90 117 109 118 106 120 131 132 80 71 77 58 90 74 63
Condominium -- -- 1 8 5 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1
Building with 2-4 Units 5 6 12 11 11 8 8 10 7 6 3 6 4 4 3
Building with 5+ Units -- 1 2 1 3 1 -- 1 -- -- 2 -- -- -- --


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 2.7 3.6 3.6 4.0 3.6 3.8 4.1 4.1 2.5 2.2 2.4 1.8 2.7 2.3 1.9


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 31.7%


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
All Residential Properties 21 41 45 55 52 46 21 40 59 64 46 43 38 44 34
Single Family 19 36 45 51 40 39 17 34 54 58 45 41 36 44 33
Condominium -- -- -- 1 6 3 1 2 1 -- 1 -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 2 5 -- 3 5 3 3 4 4 6 -- 1 2 -- 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
All Residential Properties 66.7% 75.6% 97.8% 96.4% 100.0% 97.8% 85.7% 92.5% 91.5% 84.4% 91.3% 76.7% 71.1% 70.5% 82.4%
Single Family 68.4% 75.0% 97.8% 96.1% 100.0% 97.4% 94.1% 91.2% 92.6% 82.8% 91.1% 78.0% 75.0% 70.5% 81.8%
Condominium -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 50.0% 80.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 33.3% 100.0% 75.0% 100.0% -- -- -- -- 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
All Residential Properties 0.4 0.9 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.3 0.5 1.1 1.6 1.6 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.9 0.8


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 9,713
Share of Population Aged under 18 17.7%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 32.2%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 28.1%
Share of Population Aged over 65 22.1%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 1.0%
Share of Population that is African American 96.6%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 0.1%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.7%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.6%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 4,007
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 30.3%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 24.2%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 28.5%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 17.0%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 21.3%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 4,007


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 64.2%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 35.8%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 37.6%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 70.6%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 48.6%