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Belmont Cragin

Belmont Cragin is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas located on the Northwest Side of the City of Chicago, Illinois. It is designated Community Area 19, and is located 8 miles (13 km) NW of the Loop. (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 36.0%
Condominium 2.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 42.5%
Building with 5+ Units 18.8%


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 1,118 992 477 303 501 594 620 666 719 594 609 608 616 555 484 367
Single Family 686 489 297 169 304 367 371 388 446 382 385 413 380 349 309 234
Condominium 64 250 77 47 26 35 62 52 58 29 28 27 24 32 31 26
Building with 2-4 Units 350 240 93 80 168 180 180 210 196 172 175 152 196 151 125 97
Building with 5+ Units 18 13 10 7 3 12 7 16 19 11 21 16 16 23 19 10


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 8.5 7.6 3.6 2.3 3.8 4.5 4.7 5.1 5.5 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.2 3.7 2.8


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 3.8% 3.0% 5.5% 6.6% 9.4% 15.5% 13.7% 17.1% 25.0% 17.0% 18.6% 16.3% 15.7% 15.0% 12.8% 9.5%
Single Family 2.8% 2.0% 3.4% 2.4% 6.3% 15.5% 15.4% 20.1% 28.0% 16.5% 17.9% 14.3% 14.7% 12.0% 12.0% 6.8%
Condominium 10.9% 2.4% 3.9% 4.3% 23.1% 14.3% 11.3% 15.4% 22.4% 13.8% 28.6% 7.4% 8.3% 12.5% 6.5% 11.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 2.3% 2.9% 10.8% 11.3% 11.3% 12.2% 10.0% 8.1% 13.8% 15.1% 12.0% 17.1% 14.8% 12.6% 9.6% 8.2%
Building with 5+ Units 50.0% 53.8% 30.0% 71.4% 100.0% 66.7% 42.9% 68.8% 78.9% 72.7% 71.4% 75.0% 62.5% 78.3% 57.9% 80.0%


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 0.8% 0.1% -- -- 1.2% 0.5% 1.6% 0.9% 0.4% 0.2% -- 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 0.8%
Single Family 1.0% -- -- -- -- 0.3% 0.3% -- 0.2% 0.3% -- 0.5% -- 0.3% 0.3% 1.3%
Condominium -- -- -- -- 15.4% 5.7% 11.3% 11.5% 1.7% -- -- -- -- -- 3.2% --
Building with 2-4 Units 0.6% 0.4% -- -- 1.2% -- 1.1% -- 0.5% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6.3% -- -- --


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 5,236 4,841 3,247 1,399 955 783 828 1,047 1,088 872 967 1,119 1,083 922 992 1,025
Single Family 3,421 2,970 2,117 930 665 528 559 684 709 601 652 789 732 586 664 717
Condominium 116 409 197 107 39 32 31 44 46 25 25 26 25 28 33 32
Building with 2-4 Units 1,651 1,422 888 333 242 195 227 289 304 218 262 278 301 258 262 247
Building with 5+ Units 48 40 45 29 9 28 11 30 29 28 28 26 25 50 33 29


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 39.9 36.9 24.7 10.7 7.3 6.0 6.3 8.0 8.3 6.7 7.4 8.6 8.3 7.1 7.6 7.8


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 139 211 389 742 905 901 665 557 315 218 152 149 140 98 81 27
Single Family 96 137 235 429 542 596 415 374 208 146 97 94 108 67 56 18
Condominium 1 2 20 39 65 52 44 27 13 7 4 8 -- 3 4 --
Building with 2-4 Units 41 72 133 269 292 248 199 154 88 60 48 45 31 28 20 9
Building with 5+ Units 1 -- 1 5 6 5 7 2 6 5 3 2 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 1.1 1.6 3.0 5.7 6.9 6.9 5.1 4.2 2.4 1.7 1.2 1.1 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.2


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 34.6%


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 15 27 89 245 315 328 221 255 310 183 157 95 94 54 42 5
Single Family 5 22 54 137 167 185 118 153 204 116 103 70 59 32 29 5
Condominium -- 1 3 15 24 37 26 28 24 5 5 5 5 3 4 --
Building with 2-4 Units 10 4 32 93 120 101 76 73 80 59 48 20 29 18 9 --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 4 5 1 1 2 3 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 73.3% 88.9% 97.8% 98.4% 97.8% 92.4% 91.9% 89.8% 83.9% 85.2% 84.7% 83.2% 71.3% 70.4% 73.8% 60.0%
Single Family 40.0% 90.9% 100.0% 100.0% 99.4% 91.4% 94.9% 92.2% 85.8% 82.8% 85.4% 82.9% 67.8% 78.1% 65.5% 60.0%
Condominium -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 84.6% 75.0% 70.8% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units 90.0% 75.0% 93.8% 95.7% 95.0% 91.1% 89.5% 90.4% 82.5% 88.1% 81.3% 80.0% 75.9% 61.1% 88.9% --
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 2020
All Residential Properties 0.1 0.2 0.7 1.8 2.3 2.3 1.5 1.7 2.0 1.2 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.2 --


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 78,601
Share of Population Aged under 18 26.7%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 39.1%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 24.5%
Share of Population Aged over 65 9.6%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 13.3%
Share of Population that is African American 2.4%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 81.2%
Share of Population that is Asian 1.9%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.3%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 22,476
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 22.5%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 26.1%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 32.5%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 19.0%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 16.4%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 22,476


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 51.3%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 48.7%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 41.5%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 55.1%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 48.0%