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Chicago Lawn

Chicago Lawn is one of the 77 community areas of Chicago, Illinois. It is located on the southwest side of the city. Its community neighbors include Gage Park, West Englewood, Ashburn, and West Lawn. It is bounded by Bell Avenue on the east, Central Park Avenue on the west, 59th Street on the north, and 75th Street on the south, and is 13 km (8.1 mi) southwest of the Loop. Local citizens refer to the area as "Marquette Park," after the park in its center. (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 40.5%
Condominium 0.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 32.8%
Building with 5+ Units 26.4%


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 1,178 910 505 407 563 537 493 451 476 480 477 512 551 561
Single Family 804 609 378 265 363 340 328 299 345 337 337 355 369 384
Condominium 20 12 7 3 1 3 1 6 4 1 3 1 1 2
Building with 2-4 Units 317 256 105 127 181 175 127 127 113 132 111 129 155 153
Building with 5+ Units 37 33 15 12 18 19 37 19 14 10 26 27 26 22


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 11.2 8.7 4.8 3.9 5.4 5.1 4.7 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.9 5.3 5.4


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 10.2% 9.2% 15.2% 23.3% 26.1% 23.3% 20.7% 22.8% 21.0% 17.3% 21.4% 21.1% 25.2% 22.5%
Single Family 8.2% 7.9% 13.0% 20.0% 26.4% 20.9% 12.8% 18.4% 18.3% 17.8% 16.9% 18.0% 21.7% 18.5%
Condominium 5.0% 8.3% -- 33.3% -- 66.7% -- 33.3% 25.0% -- -- -- -- 50.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 10.1% 8.6% 15.2% 23.6% 20.4% 24.6% 23.6% 23.6% 20.4% 12.1% 21.6% 16.3% 23.9% 22.2%
Building with 5+ Units 56.8% 39.4% 80.0% 91.7% 77.8% 47.4% 81.1% 84.2% 92.9% 70.0% 80.8% 85.2% 84.6% 90.9%


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 0.3% 0.1% -- 3.9% 8.0% 8.8% 9.5% 11.8% 11.1% 9.4% 6.5% 4.1% 3.6% 2.7%
Single Family 0.4% 0.2% -- 5.7% 8.8% 9.1% 11.3% 13.0% 11.0% 11.0% 7.1% 5.6% 4.9% 3.4%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- 66.7% -- 33.3% 50.0% -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- 0.8% 7.2% 8.0% 7.9% 9.4% 10.6% 6.1% 5.4% 0.8% 1.3% 1.3%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7.1% -- 3.8% -- -- --


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 4,396 3,523 2,444 1,095 732 516 443 509 636 497 532 585 616 615
Single Family 3,152 2,541 1,848 838 512 366 301 373 481 358 384 434 444 429
Condominium 35 22 13 7 3 -- -- 5 4 1 -- 2 -- 4
Building with 2-4 Units 1,133 889 543 217 200 134 118 117 135 124 120 126 141 154
Building with 5+ Units 76 71 40 33 17 16 24 14 16 14 28 23 31 28


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 41.8 33.5 23.3 10.4 7.0 4.9 4.2 4.8 6.1 4.8 5.1 5.6 5.9 5.9


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 309 430 567 785 709 668 523 543 349 254 234 185 169 146
Single Family 230 306 372 525 522 507 396 411 242 195 172 133 123 105
Condominium -- -- 1 22 6 3 1 2 -- -- 1 -- 3 1
Building with 2-4 Units 77 117 183 219 165 147 114 120 98 56 57 48 40 38
Building with 5+ Units 2 7 11 19 16 11 12 10 9 3 4 4 3 2


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 2.9 4.1 5.4 7.5 6.7 6.4 5.0 5.2 3.3 2.4 2.2 1.8 1.6 1.4


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 79 101 230 294 382 323 178 211 263 223 189 155 123 97
Single Family 53 75 139 185 234 217 126 155 182 166 143 103 93 68
Condominium -- -- -- 3 14 3 1 3 3 -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 23 25 89 102 123 91 41 50 71 51 42 50 28 28
Building with 5+ Units 3 1 2 4 11 12 10 3 7 6 4 2 2 1


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 59.5% 79.2% 96.1% 98.6% 98.7% 96.9% 94.4% 93.4% 90.9% 88.8% 85.2% 89.0% 75.6% 74.2%
Single Family 56.6% 78.7% 96.4% 98.9% 99.1% 95.9% 97.6% 95.5% 91.2% 87.3% 86.0% 89.3% 78.5% 82.4%
Condominium -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 69.6% 84.0% 95.5% 98.0% 98.4% 98.9% 82.9% 88.0% 88.7% 94.1% 83.3% 92.0% 67.9% 57.1%
Building with 5+ Units 33.3% -- 100.0% 100.0% 90.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 83.3% 75.0% -- 50.0% --


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 0.4 0.8 2.1 2.8 3.6 3.0 1.6 1.9 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.3 0.9 0.7