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Brighton Park

Brighton Park is a neighborhood located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. It is number 58 of the 77 community areas of Chicago. Brighton Park is bordered on the north by the former Illinois & Michigan Canal and the current Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, on the east by Western Avenue, on the south by 49th Street, and on the west by Central Park Ave.The neighborhood is a mix of residential areas, commercial zones, industrial works and transportation (primarily railroad and trucking) facilities. It is relatively peaceful, according to Chicago Police Department statistics (2004 CPD Annual Report). (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 24.5%
Condominium 0.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 69.8%
Building with 5+ Units 5.3%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 574 408 224 174 193 262 236 249 264 250 239 252 242 260 238 151
Single Family 244 199 110 79 67 92 97 99 99 111 95 95 92 99 102 59
Condominium 2 7 8 21 2 10 12 2 3 3 4 5 4 1 3 2
Building with 2-4 Units 324 201 102 72 124 158 125 144 157 133 139 151 143 156 127 89
Building with 5+ Units 4 1 4 2 -- 2 2 4 5 3 1 1 3 4 6 1


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 8.1 5.8 3.2 2.5 2.7 3.7 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.7 3.4 2.1


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 2020
All Residential Properties 3.8% 4.2% 4.0% 5.7% 8.8% 5.7% 8.5% 9.2% 13.6% 8.8% 13.4% 12.7% 15.7% 13.8% 13.0% 11.3%
Single Family 3.7% 4.0% 3.6% 3.8% 11.9% 4.3% 9.3% 9.1% 15.2% 10.8% 10.5% 10.5% 17.4% 14.1% 9.8% 10.2%
Condominium 100.0% 42.9% -- -- -- -- 25.0% -- -- 66.7% 50.0% 40.0% 75.0% -- -- 50.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 3.1% 3.0% 2.0% 9.7% 7.3% 6.3% 5.6% 9.0% 12.7% 6.0% 14.4% 13.2% 12.6% 11.5% 13.4% 11.2%
Building with 5+ Units 25.0% -- 75.0% -- -- 50.0% 50.0% 25.0% 20.0% -- -- -- 33.3% 100.0% 66.7% --


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 0.7% -- -- 0.6% 3.6% 1.1% 1.3% 3.2% 3.0% 1.2% 1.3% 0.8% 1.7% 0.4% 0.4% 1.3%
Single Family 1.6% -- -- -- 4.5% 2.2% 2.1% 8.1% 5.1% 0.9% -- -- 2.2% 1.0% 1.0% --
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20.0% -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- 1.4% 3.2% 0.6% 0.8% -- 1.9% 1.5% 2.2% 0.7% 1.4% -- -- 2.2%


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 2,311 1,895 1,403 674 401 393 309 403 391 308 348 371 361 359 361 346
Single Family 1,007 826 665 347 209 207 172 211 173 145 173 166 165 152 151 146
Condominium 1 9 13 23 3 -- 1 -- -- 2 1 4 -- 2 6 3
Building with 2-4 Units 1,295 1,056 715 297 184 183 135 189 212 159 172 199 189 199 198 192
Building with 5+ Units 8 4 10 7 5 3 1 3 6 2 2 2 7 6 6 5


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 32.8 26.9 19.9 9.6 5.7 5.6 4.4 5.7 5.5 4.4 4.9 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.1 4.9


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 2020
All Residential Properties 56 91 159 275 349 334 215 230 161 93 67 66 61 49 43 15
Single Family 23 35 62 93 120 125 77 104 67 38 30 28 20 18 21 5
Condominium -- -- -- 9 13 9 3 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 31 55 95 171 213 197 135 121 93 54 37 38 40 30 21 9
Building with 5+ Units 2 1 2 2 3 3 -- 5 -- 1 -- -- 1 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 2020
All Residential Properties 0.8 1.3 2.3 3.9 4.9 4.7 3.0 3.3 2.3 1.3 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.2


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 25.6%


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 7 8 33 91 130 136 87 86 91 76 65 52 33 23 18 1
Single Family 2 7 14 28 39 52 35 30 27 32 25 14 17 8 5 1
Condominium -- -- -- -- 6 11 4 2 3 3 1 3 -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 5 1 18 63 85 71 47 53 60 39 39 35 16 15 13 --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 1 -- -- 2 1 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --


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 71.4% 87.5% 90.9% 98.9% 96.2% 97.8% 89.7% 84.9% 91.2% 86.8% 81.5% 80.8% 60.6% 78.3% 77.8% 100.0%
Single Family 50.0% 100.0% 92.9% 100.0% 94.9% 100.0% 85.7% 86.7% 85.2% 87.5% 88.0% 85.7% 58.8% 75.0% 80.0% 100.0%
Condominium -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 80.0% -- 94.4% 98.4% 96.5% 95.8% 91.5% 84.9% 93.3% 89.7% 76.9% 77.1% 62.5% 80.0% 76.9% --
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 2020
All Residential Properties 0.1 0.1 0.4 1.3 1.8 1.9 1.1 1.0 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.2 --


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 44,156
Share of Population Aged under 18 28.5%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 41.3%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 20.5%
Share of Population Aged over 65 9.6%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 6.8%
Share of Population that is African American 1.2%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 80.9%
Share of Population that is Asian 10.2%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 0.9%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 12,581
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 26.6%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 32.9%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 27.7%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 12.8%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 22.6%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 12,581


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 47.1%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 52.9%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 41.8%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 51.6%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 46.8%