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Des Plaines

Des Plaines is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Its population was 58,364 at the 2010 census. The city is a suburb of Chicago and is located just north of O'Hare International Airport. It is situated on and is named after the Des Plaines River, which runs through the city just east of its downtown area. (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 65.8%
Condominium 20.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 3.0%
Building with 5+ Units 10.8%


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 1,514 1,392 873 516 619 599 580 846 1,043 904 902 1,038 1,045 965 908
Single Family 843 707 488 312 426 417 383 523 678 594 593 682 691 660 599
Condominium 660 669 378 198 189 175 191 319 358 299 291 340 332 288 291
Building with 2-4 Units 8 12 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 7 13 7 14 11 11
Building with 5+ Units 3 4 3 3 -- 2 2 1 2 4 5 9 8 6 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 7.0 6.4 4.0 2.4 2.9 2.8 2.7 3.9 4.9 4.3 4.3 5.0 5.0 4.6 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 4.4% 4.2% 6.3% 5.0% 6.0% 4.8% 6.7% 7.7% 8.5% 6.7% 7.0% 6.4% 7.8% 5.7% 6.7%
Single Family 3.8% 3.5% 5.5% 3.8% 4.2% 2.9% 5.5% 7.5% 10.5% 5.9% 7.4% 6.7% 7.2% 4.7% 5.7%
Condominium 4.5% 4.6% 6.3% 5.1% 9.5% 7.4% 8.4% 8.2% 4.7% 7.0% 4.8% 2.9% 6.6% 5.6% 6.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 37.5% -- 25.0% 33.3% 25.0% 40.0% -- -- -- 14.3% 15.4% 28.6% 14.3% 27.3% 27.3%
Building with 5+ Units 66.7% 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% -- 50.0% 100.0% 60.0% 88.9% 87.5% 83.3% 85.7%


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
All Residential Properties 0.4% 0.1% 0.2% 0.6% -- 0.8% 0.3% 0.8% 0.1% 0.4% -- 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.1%
Single Family 0.6% -- -- 0.3% -- 0.7% -- 0.2% -- 0.2% -- -- 0.1% 0.2% --
Condominium 0.2% 0.1% 0.5% 1.0% -- 1.1% 1.0% 1.9% 0.3% 1.0% -- 0.6% 0.9% 0.7% 0.3%


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 5,263 4,970 3,777 2,365 2,228 2,024 1,780 2,312 2,179 1,539 1,756 2,113 1,728 1,484 1,726
Single Family 4,110 3,710 2,889 1,880 1,845 1,716 1,506 1,851 1,683 1,219 1,426 1,681 1,373 1,165 1,393
Condominium 1,098 1,200 842 456 361 297 251 434 470 295 314 401 323 291 304
Building with 2-4 Units 44 50 34 19 20 10 19 13 16 17 12 21 17 18 10
Building with 5+ Units 11 10 12 10 2 1 4 14 10 8 4 10 15 10 19


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 24.3 22.9 17.4 10.9 10.3 9.3 8.2 10.7 10.3 7.3 8.4 10.1 8.3 7.1 8.3


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 90 138 240 350 485 619 499 458 273 171 124 110 114 92 78
Single Family 73 98 182 269 348 427 339 339 196 138 104 89 88 75 64
Condominium 17 39 49 75 136 181 157 113 76 30 16 16 24 16 13
Building with 2-4 Units -- 1 9 4 1 9 3 4 1 2 4 4 1 1 1
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 2 -- 2 -- 2 -- 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
All Residential Properties 0.4 0.6 1.1 1.6 2.2 2.9 2.3 2.1 1.3 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 15.2%


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 5 18 50 109 154 168 157 277 219 154 113 78 51 42 41
Single Family 3 12 30 84 118 107 88 171 135 99 82 66 40 30 34
Condominium 2 6 19 25 34 58 69 104 83 54 27 11 10 12 7
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 1 -- 2 2 -- 1 1 1 2 1 1 -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 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
All Residential Properties 60.0% 77.8% 96.0% 99.1% 96.1% 98.8% 96.2% 93.5% 89.5% 89.0% 85.8% 83.3% 74.5% 71.4% 68.3%
Single Family 33.3% 83.3% 93.3% 100.0% 95.8% 99.1% 96.6% 93.6% 89.6% 90.9% 85.4% 81.8% 80.0% 76.7% 79.4%
Condominium 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% 96.0% 97.1% 98.3% 95.7% 93.3% 89.2% 85.2% 85.2% 90.9% 50.0% 58.3% 14.3%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- --
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
All Residential Properties -- 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.7 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 58,673
Share of Population Aged under 18 19.3%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 32.8%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 28.8%
Share of Population Aged over 65 19.1%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 63.1%
Share of Population that is African American 2.0%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 19.2%
Share of Population that is Asian 13.2%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 2.5%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 22,327
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 14.5%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 20.4%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 30.8%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 34.4%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 8.5%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 22,327


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 75.6%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 24.4%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 27.9%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 54.2%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 33.8%