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Bridgeport

Bridgeport, one of 77 community areas of Chicago, Illinois, is a neighborhood on the city's South Side, bounded on the north by the South Branch of the Chicago River, on the west by Bubbly Creek, on the south by Pershing Road, and on the east by the Union Pacific railroad tracks. Neighboring communities are Pilsen across the river to the north, McKinley Park to the west, Canaryville to the south, and Armour Square to the east. Bridgeport has been the home of five Chicago mayors. Once known for its racial intolerance, Bridgeport today ranks as one of the city's most diverse neighborhoods. (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

Data on the housing stock provides context about the underlying characteristics of a neighborhood’s housing market and helps in the interpretation of patterns and trends in property sales, mortgage lending activity, foreclosure filings, and completed auctions activity. Understanding an area's housing stock can help determine the appropriate targeted strategies for stabilizing local housing markets, preserving and creating affordable rental housing, and promoting neighborhood investment.

Housing Units by Property Type

The share of total housing units in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in rental buildings with five or more units.


Property Type 2018
Single Family 27.1%
Condominium 5.1%
Building with 2-4 Units 54.2%
Building with 5+ Units 13.6%


Property Sales Activity

Property sales data provide valuable information on the characteristics of neighborhood real estate markets, such as how active local residential property markets are, what types of properties are being purchased, how they are being acquired, who is buying them, and how much buyers are paying for properties.

Total Sales Activity

Total property sales activity in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, activity is broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 425 454 395 208 203 183 206 223 249 291 285 332 374 341
Single Family 216 189 169 105 93 104 82 84 121 138 120 167 160 170
Condominium 44 134 133 31 27 23 35 37 34 33 32 42 39 35
Building with 2-4 Units 152 119 82 65 78 56 82 94 90 112 119 110 157 118
Building with 5+ Units 13 12 11 7 5 -- 7 8 4 8 14 13 18 18


Sales per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel sales activity allows for comparison of yearly sales activity across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 5.7 6.0 5.3 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.4 4.0 3.9 4.5 5.1 4.6


Share of Sales, Business Buyers

The share of residential property sales that were purchased by self-identified businesses in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, transactions are broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 9.4% 7.9% 6.6% 7.2% 8.4% 5.5% 13.1% 11.7% 9.6% 13.1% 20.0% 11.7% 17.4% 17.6%
Single Family 8.3% 10.1% 4.1% 6.7% 6.5% 4.8% 7.3% 6.0% 10.7% 9.4% 13.3% 7.2% 8.1% 13.5%
Condominium 2.3% 3.7% 4.5% 6.5% 7.4% -- 14.3% 27.0% 5.9% 6.1% 6.3% 2.4% 5.1% --
Building with 2-4 Units 8.6% 6.7% 11.0% 3.1% 9.0% 8.9% 15.9% 8.5% 7.8% 16.1% 24.4% 18.2% 22.9% 20.3%
Building with 5+ Units 61.5% 33.3% 36.4% 57.1% 40.0% -- 42.9% 37.5% 50.0% 62.5% 71.4% 46.2% 77.8% 72.2%


Share of Sales, Extremely Low Value

The share of residential property sales that were purchased for less than $20,000 in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, transactions are broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1.2% -- 0.3% 0.5% -- 0.5% 2.9% 4.5% 0.4% 0.3% 1.4% -- -- 0.9%
Single Family 0.9% -- -- -- -- 1.0% -- 1.2% 0.8% -- -- -- -- --
Condominium 4.5% -- 0.8% 3.2% -- -- 14.3% 24.3% -- 3.0% -- -- -- 8.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 0.7% -- -- -- -- -- 1.2% -- -- -- 3.4% -- -- --


Mortgage Activity

Mortgage activity data measures the flow of mortgage credit into an area and is indicative of the level of lender investment. The level of mortgage activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas can be used to 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 within a geography.

Total Mortgage Activity

Total mortgage recordings in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total mortgage activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1,521 1,564 1,385 898 839 741 648 716 637 521 583 655 639 557
Single Family 772 765 682 493 530 454 394 408 343 281 332 395 317 292
Condominium 96 212 225 70 82 58 63 56 67 37 37 54 52 41
Building with 2-4 Units 618 555 450 305 215 222 184 231 215 184 191 185 242 201
Building with 5+ Units 35 32 28 30 12 7 7 21 12 19 23 21 28 23


Mortgages per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel mortgage activity allows for comparison of yearly mortgage activity across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 20.2 20.8 18.4 11.9 11.2 9.9 8.6 9.5 8.8 7.2 8.0 8.9 8.6 7.5


Foreclosure Filing Activity

Foreclosure filings data can be used to understand the number and density of foreclosure filings activity in different communities and to assess the cumulative impact of the foreclosure crisis on properties and housing units. The level of foreclosure filing activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas is an indicator of distress in a local housing market.

Total Foreclosure Filings Activity

Total foreclosure filings in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total foreclosure filing activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 39 37 73 99 117 144 102 101 47 36 33 38 25 25
Single Family 19 19 37 47 45 59 47 51 19 19 10 15 11 11
Condominium 2 -- 5 7 13 23 14 9 9 5 3 4 4 1
Building with 2-4 Units 16 17 31 43 55 54 35 37 18 12 19 19 8 12
Building with 5+ Units 2 1 -- 2 4 8 6 4 1 -- 1 -- 2 1


Foreclosure Filings per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel filings activity allows for comparison of yearly filings activity across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.3 1.6 1.9 1.4 1.3 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3


Foreclosure Auctions

Completed foreclosure auctions data can be used to understand the flow year-over-year of REO properties into a market, how third-party demand at auction is different for different property types, and to understand the density of REO activity in a given year across geographies. The level of completed foreclosure auctions activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas is an indicator of distress in a local housing market and is related to high levels of foreclosure-related distressed property sales.

Total Auction Activity

Total foreclosure auction activity in a given year is available for all residential properties. In Cook County, this indicator is broken out separately for total foreclosure auction activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1 7 14 24 35 27 56 30 39 30 28 10 13 7
Single Family 1 4 4 8 14 8 21 9 17 8 16 3 4 4
Condominium -- -- -- 2 3 4 10 9 9 4 5 3 2 --
Building with 2-4 Units -- 3 9 14 18 14 23 11 12 16 7 4 7 3
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 1 -- -- 1 2 1 1 2 -- -- -- --


Share of Auctions Resulting in REO

The share of foreclosure auctions resulting in REO in a given year is available for all residential properties. In Cook County, this indicator is broken out separately for REO activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 100.0% 71.4% 85.7% 100.0% 100.0% 96.3% 94.6% 96.7% 92.3% 90.0% 67.9% 70.0% 38.5% 57.1%
Single Family 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 87.5% 95.2% 88.9% 94.1% 87.5% 75.0% 66.7% 50.0% 50.0%
Condominium -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 60.0% 33.3% 50.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units -- 100.0% 88.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 91.3% 100.0% 91.7% 93.8% 57.1% 100.0% 28.6% 66.7%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% -- -- -- --


REO per 100 Residential Parcels

Per-parcel REO allows for comparison of properties entering REO status across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties -- 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1