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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

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 40.6%
Condominium 0.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 32.6%
Building with 5+ Units 26.5%


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 1,178 910 505 407 563 537 493 451 476 480 477 512 551 561 480 373
Single Family 804 609 378 265 363 340 328 299 345 337 337 355 369 384 327 258
Condominium 20 12 7 3 1 3 1 6 4 1 3 1 1 2 3 3
Building with 2-4 Units 317 256 105 127 181 175 127 127 113 132 111 129 155 153 127 96
Building with 5+ Units 37 33 15 12 18 19 37 19 14 10 26 27 26 22 23 16


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 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 4.6 3.6


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 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% 20.6% 14.7%
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% 16.8% 12.0%
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% 20.5% 11.5%
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% 78.3% 81.3%


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 0.3% 0.1% -- 3.9% 8.0% 8.8% 9.5% 11.8% 11.1% 9.4% 6.5% 4.1% 3.6% 2.7% 1.9% 1.1%
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% 2.4% 0.8%
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% 0.8% 2.1%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7.1% -- 3.8% -- -- -- -- --


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 4,396 3,523 2,444 1,095 732 516 443 509 636 497 532 585 616 615 637 624
Single Family 3,152 2,541 1,848 838 512 366 301 373 481 358 384 434 444 429 443 435
Condominium 35 22 13 7 3 -- -- 5 4 1 -- 2 -- 4 -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 1,133 889 543 217 200 134 118 117 135 124 120 126 141 154 167 164
Building with 5+ Units 76 71 40 33 17 16 24 14 16 14 28 23 31 28 27 25


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 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 6.1 6.0


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 309 430 567 785 709 668 523 543 349 254 234 185 169 146 127 54
Single Family 230 306 372 525 522 507 396 411 242 195 172 133 123 105 85 32
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 40 21
Building with 5+ Units 2 7 11 19 16 11 12 10 9 3 4 4 3 2 2 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 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 1.2 0.5


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 42.6%


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 79 101 230 294 382 323 178 211 263 223 189 155 123 97 66 9
Single Family 53 75 139 185 234 217 126 155 182 166 143 103 93 68 47 5
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 18 4
Building with 5+ Units 3 1 2 4 11 12 10 3 7 6 4 2 2 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 2020
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% 71.2% 55.6%
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% 70.2% 60.0%
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% 72.2% 50.0%
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% -- 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 0.4 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 0.5 --


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 51,352
Share of Population Aged under 18 27.8%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 38.3%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 21.6%
Share of Population Aged over 65 12.3%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 3.0%
Share of Population that is African American 43.2%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 51.6%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.5%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.8%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 16,368
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 36.7%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 30.2%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 22.4%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 10.6%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 23.5%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 16,368


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 43.3%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 56.7%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 38.2%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 65.6%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 53.6%