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Calumet Heights

Calumet Heights, located on the South Side of the city, is one of the 77 well defined community areas of Chicago, Illinois. Calumet Heights is bounded by 87th Street on the north, South Chicago Avenue on the east, and railroad lines on the west and south (along 95th Street). (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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »


Property Type 2018
Single Family 73.5%
Condominium 0.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 18.7%
Building with 5+ Units 7.5%


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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 277 298 173 129 112 123 105 125 137 141 171 183 219 212
Single Family 232 263 148 111 100 104 94 116 124 122 156 167 190 193
Condominium 3 -- 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- 2 -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 39 33 24 15 12 17 10 9 12 17 13 15 24 18
Building with 5+ Units 3 2 -- 2 -- 2 -- -- 1 2 -- 1 5 1


Sales per 100 Residential Parcels

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


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 5.5 5.9 3.4 2.5 2.2 2.4 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.8 3.4 3.6 4.3 4.2


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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 13.4% 8.4% 9.8% 21.7% 24.1% 35.0% 30.5% 24.0% 35.0% 46.1% 37.4% 32.2% 38.8% 35.4%
Single Family 12.5% 7.6% 10.1% 22.5% 23.0% 35.6% 31.9% 23.3% 33.9% 45.9% 38.5% 34.1% 36.3% 34.7%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 15.4% 9.1% 8.3% 13.3% 33.3% 23.5% 20.0% 33.3% 41.7% 41.2% 15.4% 13.3% 45.8% 38.9%
Building with 5+ Units 66.7% 100.0% -- 50.0% -- 100.0% -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- -- 100.0% 100.0%


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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.7% 0.3% -- -- 10.7% 15.4% 9.5% 8.0% 10.2% 4.3% 5.8% 4.9% 2.3% 2.4%
Single Family 0.4% 0.4% -- -- 9.0% 9.6% 9.6% 7.8% 8.1% 4.1% 5.8% 5.4% 2.1% 1.6%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- 25.0% 47.1% 10.0% 11.1% 33.3% 5.9% 7.7% -- 4.2% 11.1%
Building with 5+ Units 33.3% -- -- -- -- 50.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1,191 1,330 988 570 359 282 230 264 319 255 243 282 314 278
Single Family 1,040 1,211 886 533 330 268 209 245 295 233 227 260 277 255
Condominium 7 2 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 139 114 97 34 29 13 20 19 21 20 14 21 33 21
Building with 5+ Units 5 3 4 2 -- 1 1 -- 3 2 1 1 4 2


Mortgages per 100 Residential Parcels

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


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 23.4 26.2 19.4 11.2 7.1 5.5 4.5 5.2 6.3 5.0 4.8 5.6 6.2 5.5


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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 115 134 180 161 149 171 138 202 103 109 98 92 94 109
Single Family 102 121 156 137 132 158 124 179 92 96 91 84 85 101
Condominium -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- 3 -- -- -- -- 1 --
Building with 2-4 Units 13 13 22 22 16 13 12 20 11 11 7 7 8 7
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 2 1 1 -- 2 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 1


Foreclosure Filings per 100 Residential Parcels

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


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 2.3 2.6 3.5 3.2 2.9 3.4 2.7 4.0 2.0 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.9 2.2


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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 27 27 48 72 57 64 34 52 66 73 60 55 43 31
Single Family 25 24 43 57 51 56 30 47 57 63 52 49 37 29
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- 2 -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 2 3 5 14 6 6 4 4 8 10 6 6 4 2
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 63.0% 92.6% 93.8% 97.2% 98.2% 95.3% 97.1% 94.2% 90.9% 78.1% 75.0% 69.1% 69.8% 80.6%
Single Family 64.0% 91.7% 93.0% 98.2% 98.0% 94.6% 96.7% 93.6% 89.5% 76.2% 73.1% 67.3% 67.6% 82.8%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 92.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 90.0% 83.3% 83.3% 100.0% 50.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 100.0% -- 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% -- -- -- 50.0% --


REO per 100 Residential Parcels

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


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.3 0.5 0.9 1.4 1.1 1.2 0.6 1.0 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.5