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Calumet City

Calumet City ( KAL-yuu-MET) is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 37,042 at the 2010 census, a decline of 5.2% from 2000. The ZIP code is 60409. Calumet City (commonly referred to locally as "Cal City") was founded in 1893 when the villages of Schrumville and Sobieski Park merged under the name of West Hammond, since it lies on the west side of the Illinois-Indiana line from Hammond, Indiana. In 1924, West Hammond officially became Calumet City after its citizens voted to change the name in 1923.In addition to being bordered to the east by Hammond, it is also bordered by Burnham and Chicago to the north, Lansing to the south, and South Holland and Dolton to the west. It has a flag but no digital image of it. (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 57.6%
Condominium 5.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 14.2%
Building with 5+ Units 22.4%


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 909 897 618 402 407 382 295 349 485 448 446 469 510 567 488
Single Family 734 742 506 347 340 312 236 289 400 379 380 410 415 477 403
Condominium 72 68 44 18 10 19 15 22 38 30 25 20 42 35 36
Building with 2-4 Units 82 77 60 32 54 45 42 28 36 30 29 32 42 42 42
Building with 5+ Units 21 10 8 5 3 6 2 10 11 9 12 7 11 13 7


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 8.1 8.0 5.5 3.6 3.6 3.4 2.6 3.1 4.3 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.6 5.1 4.4


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 6.7% 8.5% 7.1% 14.7% 18.2% 17.8% 16.3% 27.5% 39.0% 28.8% 28.5% 24.5% 27.6% 28.2% 26.0%
Single Family 5.9% 8.9% 6.3% 13.8% 17.6% 16.3% 16.1% 27.3% 42.0% 29.6% 28.2% 24.1% 27.5% 27.7% 24.6%
Condominium 5.6% 2.9% 9.1% -- 10.0% 5.3% -- 18.2% 15.8% 10.0% 8.0% 10.0% 14.3% 20.0% 13.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 7.3% 3.9% 5.0% 25.0% 20.4% 28.9% 19.0% 17.9% 13.9% 26.7% 24.1% 28.1% 28.6% 23.8% 38.1%
Building with 5+ Units 38.1% 50.0% 62.5% 60.0% 66.7% 50.0% 100.0% 80.0% 90.9% 66.7% 91.7% 71.4% 81.8% 84.6% 100.0%


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% 0.2% 1.1% 5.0% 16.5% 13.9% 16.3% 18.9% 13.4% 17.6% 13.0% 10.7% 8.4% 6.0% 3.9%
Single Family 0.1% 0.1% 0.8% 5.2% 15.9% 12.8% 18.2% 17.3% 9.8% 15.3% 11.3% 9.5% 8.0% 5.7% 3.5%
Condominium 2.8% 1.5% 4.5% 5.6% 20.0% 26.3% 20.0% 36.4% 44.7% 53.3% 48.0% 40.0% 23.8% 14.3% 13.9%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 1.7% 3.1% 20.4% 17.8% 4.8% 21.4% 22.2% 16.7% 10.3% 9.4% -- 4.8% --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20.0% 9.1% -- -- -- -- -- --


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 2,974 2,912 1,969 959 662 411 338 413 545 522 467 491 520 546 561
Single Family 2,460 2,408 1,640 828 585 361 289 356 477 477 407 436 438 472 487
Condominium 172 192 124 42 16 14 14 17 26 17 9 17 14 13 14
Building with 2-4 Units 295 286 181 73 53 31 31 29 35 22 34 24 53 47 50
Building with 5+ Units 47 26 24 16 8 5 4 11 7 6 17 14 15 14 10


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 26.5 25.9 17.5 8.5 5.9 3.7 3.0 3.7 4.9 4.7 4.2 4.4 4.7 4.9 5.1


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 325 439 548 614 527 625 569 671 384 277 263 248 245 193 201
Single Family 275 370 461 504 425 524 485 566 325 230 230 216 209 157 174
Condominium 14 18 19 25 38 38 37 43 23 15 10 9 15 14 12
Building with 2-4 Units 35 46 65 80 56 57 38 54 32 31 21 20 19 21 11
Building with 5+ Units 1 5 3 5 8 6 9 8 4 1 2 3 2 1 4


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 2.9 3.9 4.9 5.5 4.7 5.6 5.1 6.0 3.4 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.2 1.7 1.8


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 39.4%


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 115 122 150 215 218 205 150 243 295 242 217 165 157 129 118
Single Family 96 103 121 185 171 162 118 194 237 199 178 141 132 112 86
Condominium 8 6 8 3 7 13 10 23 25 25 12 12 8 9 14
Building with 2-4 Units 10 11 19 27 40 24 21 20 25 18 27 11 16 7 18
Building with 5+ Units 1 2 2 -- -- 6 1 6 8 -- -- 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
All Residential Properties 93.9% 94.3% 96.7% 99.5% 100.0% 99.5% 99.3% 100.0% 99.0% 96.7% 98.2% 92.7% 87.3% 82.2% 91.5%
Single Family 93.8% 93.2% 98.3% 99.5% 100.0% 100.0% 99.2% 100.0% 98.7% 96.5% 97.8% 92.9% 86.4% 83.0% 91.9%
Condominium 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 96.0% 100.0% 83.3% 75.0% 77.8% 78.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% 100.0% 94.7% 100.0% 100.0% 95.8% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 71.4% 100.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- 100.0% 100.0% -- -- 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 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.3 2.2 2.6 2.1 1.9 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 36,551
Share of Population Aged under 18 23.6%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 36.3%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 27.0%
Share of Population Aged over 65 13.1%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 9.5%
Share of Population that is African American 74.3%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 15.6%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.0%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 0.5%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 13,788
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 28.0%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 25.7%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 32.0%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 14.4%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 18.0%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 13,788


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 54.5%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 45.5%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 35.5%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 52.5%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 43.0%