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Avondale

Avondale () is one of Chicago's 77 officially designated community areas. It is on the Northwest Side of the city. The northern border is the Addison Street from the north branch of the Chicago River in the east to Pulaski Road in the west. The neighborhood extends further west along Belmont Avenue to the Union Pacific/Northwest Line. Its southern border is Diversey Avenue from the Union Pacific/Northwest Line to the Chicago River. (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 15.1%
Condominium 9.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 57.2%
Building with 5+ Units 18.2%


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 587 506 571 271 260 302 325 380 400 381 442 498 480 483 402
Single Family 169 135 109 65 88 89 101 109 100 114 140 163 146 162 128
Condominium 170 192 371 139 58 68 73 114 107 77 117 119 134 146 111
Building with 2-4 Units 240 173 85 61 111 141 145 151 187 170 174 202 191 157 146
Building with 5+ Units 8 6 6 6 3 4 6 6 6 20 11 14 9 18 17


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 7.4 6.4 7.2 3.4 3.3 3.8 4.1 4.8 5.4 5.3 6.2 7.0 6.7 6.7 5.5


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 8.5% 7.5% 3.3% 6.3% 8.8% 15.2% 17.2% 22.1% 22.3% 26.0% 22.6% 20.7% 15.6% 16.4% 17.4%
Single Family 8.9% 8.1% 6.4% 1.5% 6.8% 13.5% 14.9% 21.1% 21.0% 21.9% 21.4% 14.1% 11.0% 11.7% 14.1%
Condominium 10.6% 6.3% 1.9% 2.9% 5.2% 11.8% 12.3% 12.3% 15.9% 6.5% 8.5% 5.0% 6.7% 6.8% 2.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 5.8% 6.4% 4.7% 13.1% 11.7% 15.6% 17.9% 29.1% 25.7% 32.9% 30.5% 30.2% 23.0% 22.3% 24.7%
Building with 5+ Units 37.5% 66.7% 16.7% 66.7% 33.3% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 50.0% 65.0% 63.6% 92.9% 66.7% 83.3% 76.5%


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 0.5% 0.2% 0.4% -- 0.4% 0.7% 0.3% 1.3% 0.3% -- 0.5% -- 0.2% 0.6% 0.7%
Single Family -- -- -- -- -- 1.1% -- 0.9% -- -- 0.7% -- -- 0.6% --
Condominium 0.6% 0.5% 0.5% -- 1.7% 1.5% 1.4% 2.6% 0.9% -- -- -- 0.7% 0.7% 1.8%
Building with 2-4 Units 0.8% -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.7% -- -- 0.6% -- -- 0.6% 0.7%


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 2,375 2,157 1,956 948 685 641 616 830 792 693 846 989 881 780 881
Single Family 736 702 555 324 300 268 230 326 265 250 310 353 302 269 320
Condominium 338 422 641 273 154 139 120 196 174 118 163 198 182 162 193
Building with 2-4 Units 1,272 1,005 741 316 217 226 258 292 323 299 346 412 372 319 337
Building with 5+ Units 29 28 19 35 14 8 8 16 30 26 27 26 25 30 31


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 30.1 27.3 24.8 12.0 8.7 8.1 7.8 10.5 10.7 9.6 11.9 13.8 12.3 10.8 12.2


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 36 70 125 276 330 361 265 230 107 71 51 36 44 40 21
Single Family 8 22 27 62 80 90 69 56 29 29 11 9 14 11 5
Condominium 4 4 15 59 62 79 67 63 20 7 8 7 5 6 6
Building with 2-4 Units 24 44 81 152 182 187 128 104 57 34 30 19 25 21 9
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 2 3 6 5 1 7 1 1 2 1 -- 2 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 0.5 0.9 1.6 3.5 4.2 4.6 3.4 2.9 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.3


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 24.0%


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 9 6 26 60 125 134 97 94 92 86 43 28 13 11 12
Single Family 2 1 6 16 25 30 20 16 20 23 17 9 4 7 3
Condominium 1 1 3 8 29 43 31 35 32 28 4 2 4 2 1
Building with 2-4 Units 6 4 17 36 71 58 45 43 38 35 22 16 5 2 8
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 3 1 -- 2 -- -- 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 55.6% 100.0% 92.3% 96.7% 93.6% 97.0% 92.8% 89.4% 78.3% 87.2% 74.4% 53.6% 69.2% 45.5% 75.0%
Single Family 100.0% 100.0% 83.3% 93.8% 92.0% 93.3% 100.0% 87.5% 75.0% 82.6% 76.5% 33.3% 50.0% 42.9% 100.0%
Condominium 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 91.4% 84.4% 96.4% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% -- 100.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 33.3% 100.0% 100.0% 97.2% 91.5% 96.6% 84.4% 88.4% 76.3% 82.9% 68.2% 56.3% 100.0% 100.0% 62.5%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- 50.0% -- -- 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 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.7 1.5 1.6 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 38,118
Share of Population Aged under 18 20.7%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 50.4%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 19.3%
Share of Population Aged over 65 9.7%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 34.7%
Share of Population that is African American 2.1%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 56.3%
Share of Population that is Asian 4.2%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 2.7%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 13,639
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 16.0%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 21.5%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 30.5%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 31.9%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 15.4%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 13,639


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 41.2%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 58.8%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 32.6%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 43.4%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 38.9%