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Dolton

Dolton (pronounced "DAWL-ton") is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 23,153 at the 2010 census. Dolton is located just west of the expressway Interstate 94 and immediately south of the city limits of Chicago. Its most common ZIP code is 60419. Dolton is bordered by Chicago to the north, Riverdale and Harvey to the west, South Holland to the south and Calumet City to the east. (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 81.8%
Condominium 2.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 9.5%
Building with 5+ Units 6.2%


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 639 604 439 328 292 258 205 280 294 303 319 340 419 426 395
Single Family 594 555 405 313 281 249 191 266 269 284 288 321 402 399 371
Condominium 24 20 16 8 2 1 4 4 6 4 11 13 4 13 6
Building with 2-4 Units 20 26 13 6 9 7 9 9 19 15 19 5 10 8 13
Building with 5+ Units 1 3 5 1 -- 1 1 1 -- -- 1 1 3 6 5


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 8.0 7.5 5.5 4.1 3.6 3.2 2.6 3.5 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.2 5.2 5.3 4.9


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 8.6% 10.4% 8.7% 30.5% 34.2% 35.3% 30.2% 34.3% 40.5% 30.7% 34.8% 35.3% 34.6% 36.9% 27.1%
Single Family 9.1% 10.8% 8.6% 31.3% 35.2% 34.9% 29.8% 34.6% 41.6% 29.6% 35.1% 35.8% 35.3% 36.6% 25.9%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 15.4% -- 23.1% 16.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 5.0% 7.7% 7.7% 16.7% 11.1% 42.9% 55.6% 44.4% 36.8% 60.0% 47.4% 40.0% 20.0% 37.5% 53.8%
Building with 5+ Units -- 33.3% 40.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 33.3% 83.3% 60.0%


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 0.6% 0.7% 0.5% 3.7% 21.6% 19.0% 26.8% 25.4% 17.7% 21.5% 22.6% 15.0% 10.3% 8.5% 4.8%
Single Family 0.5% 0.7% 0.5% 3.8% 22.4% 18.5% 26.7% 25.2% 14.1% 20.4% 20.8% 13.1% 10.4% 7.5% 4.3%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 83.3% 75.0% 81.8% 69.2% 25.0% 38.5% 16.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 5.0% -- -- -- -- 28.6% -- 11.1% 47.4% 26.7% 15.8% -- -- 12.5% 15.4%


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 2,311 2,208 1,591 872 511 308 230 335 450 316 289 367 409 391 455
Single Family 2,175 2,075 1,495 835 493 298 221 322 432 306 278 350 395 383 440
Condominium 57 52 43 20 6 1 1 6 7 3 1 1 3 2 --
Building with 2-4 Units 77 75 46 15 12 9 7 5 9 7 10 15 8 4 9
Building with 5+ Units 2 6 7 2 -- -- 1 2 2 -- -- 1 3 2 6


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 28.8 27.5 19.9 10.9 6.4 3.8 2.9 4.2 5.6 3.9 3.6 4.6 5.1 4.9 5.7


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 321 407 466 518 442 560 432 546 325 212 216 198 217 172 155
Single Family 300 393 439 493 414 529 406 513 299 196 192 191 207 162 143
Condominium 3 3 9 7 11 13 7 13 16 6 15 2 3 1 7
Building with 2-4 Units 15 10 18 16 16 17 19 19 7 10 8 5 6 7 4
Building with 5+ Units 3 1 -- 2 1 1 -- 1 3 -- 1 -- 1 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
All Residential Properties 4.0 5.1 5.8 6.5 5.5 7.0 5.4 6.8 4.0 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.1 1.9


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 45.6%


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
All Residential Properties 113 120 139 155 138 130 101 154 218 191 142 139 134 94 81
Single Family 106 113 129 147 131 124 96 145 201 176 137 127 125 89 77
Condominium 1 3 5 1 2 2 2 4 3 9 3 7 5 2 --
Building with 2-4 Units 6 4 5 7 4 4 3 5 14 6 2 3 3 2 4
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 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
All Residential Properties 91.2% 94.2% 97.1% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 97.0% 99.4% 97.7% 95.8% 95.1% 82.0% 81.3% 68.1% 92.6%
Single Family 91.5% 94.7% 96.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 96.9% 99.3% 97.5% 95.5% 94.9% 82.7% 80.8% 66.3% 93.5%
Condominium 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 57.1% 80.0% 100.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units 83.3% 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 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 1.3 1.4 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.2 1.9 2.7 2.3 1.7 1.4 1.4 0.8 0.9


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 22,737
Share of Population Aged under 18 25.2%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 33.7%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 28.1%
Share of Population Aged over 65 13.0%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 3.8%
Share of Population that is African American 92.0%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 1.8%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.5%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.9%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 7,860
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 27.2%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 25.5%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 29.8%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 17.5%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 22.3%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 7,860


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 65.7%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 34.3%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 38.1%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 68.5%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 48.2%