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Bellwood

Bellwood is a village in Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. Located 13 miles (21 km) west of Chicago's downtown Loop, the Village of Bellwood is bounded by the Eisenhower Expressway (south), the Proviso yards of the former Chicago & Northwestern, now Union Pacific Railroad (north), and the suburbs of Maywood (east) and Hillside and Berkeley (west). The population was 19,071 at the 2010 census. (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 73.4%
Condominium 1.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 10.6%
Building with 5+ Units 14.3%


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
All Residential Properties 427 353 178 113 190 190 204 239 295 279 295 295 299 228 265
Single Family 381 330 168 103 175 171 186 212 271 255 268 266 262 213 233
Condominium 11 4 5 4 6 3 7 6 3 8 6 9 9 3 6
Building with 2-4 Units 30 16 5 6 9 14 8 16 16 9 16 13 17 5 18
Building with 5+ Units 5 3 -- -- -- 2 3 5 5 7 5 7 11 7 8


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 7.5 6.2 3.1 2.0 3.3 3.3 3.6 4.2 5.2 4.9 5.2 5.2 5.3 4.0 4.7


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 4.7% 6.2% 6.2% 5.3% 16.3% 16.8% 22.1% 19.2% 20.3% 26.5% 23.7% 21.0% 19.4% 21.1% 16.2%
Single Family 4.7% 6.1% 6.5% 5.8% 16.6% 16.4% 18.8% 19.8% 18.8% 26.3% 22.8% 19.2% 17.9% 18.8% 13.3%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- 85.7% 16.7% 33.3% 12.5% 33.3% 22.2% -- 33.3% --
Building with 2-4 Units 3.3% 6.3% -- -- 22.2% 21.4% 12.5% -- 25.0% 11.1% 18.8% 30.8% 17.6% 40.0% 33.3%
Building with 5+ Units 20.0% 33.3% -- -- -- 50.0% 100.0% 60.0% 80.0% 71.4% 80.0% 71.4% 72.7% 71.4% 75.0%


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 -- 0.3% 0.6% -- 3.2% 4.2% 6.4% 5.9% 3.4% 3.2% 1.0% 0.3% 0.3% -- 1.1%
Single Family -- 0.3% 0.6% -- 2.9% 2.9% 3.8% 3.8% 2.6% 0.8% 0.4% -- -- -- 1.3%
Condominium -- -- -- -- 16.7% 33.3% 71.4% 83.3% 66.7% 75.0% 33.3% 11.1% 11.1% -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- 14.3% 12.5% 6.3% 6.3% -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 14.3% -- -- -- -- --


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
All Residential Properties 2,045 1,881 1,305 656 424 307 289 338 406 355 404 421 463 361 434
Single Family 1,913 1,750 1,229 611 402 295 265 319 380 338 383 392 428 338 397
Condominium 21 25 11 10 6 2 -- 4 4 -- 3 2 3 2 4
Building with 2-4 Units 100 95 51 27 13 8 16 11 19 11 11 22 18 16 21
Building with 5+ Units 11 11 14 8 3 2 8 4 3 6 7 5 14 5 12


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 35.9 33.0 22.9 11.5 7.4 5.4 5.1 5.9 7.1 6.2 7.1 7.4 8.1 6.4 7.6


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
All Residential Properties 178 190 248 289 308 383 317 374 193 138 140 122 124 100 92
Single Family 170 173 228 268 280 350 292 350 171 126 134 111 118 92 88
Condominium 3 3 6 7 5 5 5 8 5 2 2 3 2 4 1
Building with 2-4 Units 5 11 12 12 19 25 17 14 17 6 3 6 3 3 2
Building with 5+ Units -- 3 2 2 4 3 3 2 -- 4 1 2 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 3.1 3.3 4.4 5.1 5.4 6.7 5.6 6.6 3.4 2.4 2.5 2.1 2.2 1.8 1.6


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 39.7%


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 32 38 40 77 81 87 87 114 140 114 106 83 54 38 32
Single Family 29 38 37 73 70 81 78 102 122 101 99 75 49 35 32
Condominium 1 -- -- 1 2 2 3 2 7 5 1 3 2 -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 2 -- 3 3 9 1 4 7 9 8 5 3 2 3 --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 3 2 3 2 -- 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 78.1% 81.6% 97.5% 97.4% 98.8% 100.0% 96.6% 99.1% 95.0% 78.9% 85.8% 90.4% 81.5% 71.1% 68.8%
Single Family 75.9% 81.6% 97.3% 97.3% 98.6% 100.0% 96.2% 99.0% 95.1% 77.2% 85.9% 90.7% 79.6% 68.6% 68.8%
Condominium 100.0% -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 85.7% 80.0% 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 80.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 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 0.5 0.7 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.3 1.6 1.6 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.4


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 18,996
Share of Population Aged under 18 22.2%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 37.2%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 25.6%
Share of Population Aged over 65 15.1%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 4.8%
Share of Population that is African American 74.1%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 18.6%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.9%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.7%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 6,221
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 19.0%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 26.5%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 35.9%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 18.6%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 10.1%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 6,221


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 69.1%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 30.9%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 37.0%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 59.1%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 43.5%