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Douglas

Douglas, on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of 77 Chicago community areas. The neighborhood is named for Stephen A. Douglas, an Illinois politician, whose estate included a tract of land given to the federal government. This tract later was developed for use as the Civil War Union training and prison camp, Camp Douglas, located in what is now the eastern portion of the Douglas neighborhood. The Douglas community area stretches from 26th Street South to Pershing Road along the Lake Shore, including parts of the Green Line along State Street and the Metra Electric and Amtrak passenger railroad tracks, which run parallel to Lake Shore Drive. Burnham Park runs along its shoreline, containing 31st Street Beach. The community area also contains part of the neighborhood of Bronzeville, the historic center of African-American culture in the city since the early 20th century and the Great Migration. (Source: Wikipedia)

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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 6.5%
Condominium 19.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 5.6%
Building with 5+ Units 68.5%


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 185 234 198 89 86 95 72 127 111 102 125 114 134 130
Single Family 43 37 23 21 16 28 17 34 34 27 38 31 34 34
Condominium 116 171 164 59 58 59 43 73 68 57 73 65 87 76
Building with 2-4 Units 22 22 6 7 11 8 11 19 7 15 13 14 11 17
Building with 5+ Units 4 4 5 2 1 -- 1 1 2 3 1 4 2 3


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 4.8 6.1 5.1 2.3 2.2 2.5 1.9 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.9 3.6 4.2 4.0


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 9.2% 11.1% 3.0% 7.9% 12.8% 10.5% 25.0% 25.2% 11.7% 26.5% 15.2% 21.1% 13.4% 19.2%
Single Family 16.3% 27.0% 4.3% 14.3% 12.5% 7.1% 29.4% 26.5% 20.6% 29.6% 23.7% 25.8% 14.7% 11.8%
Condominium 3.4% 4.7% 1.2% -- 10.3% 10.2% 18.6% 19.2% 4.4% 14.0% 8.2% 9.2% 9.2% 13.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 13.6% 18.2% -- 28.6% 18.2% 25.0% 45.5% 47.4% 14.3% 53.3% 23.1% 42.9% 27.3% 64.7%
Building with 5+ Units 75.0% 100.0% 60.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- -- -- 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 0.5% -- 0.5% 2.2% 3.5% 7.4% 11.1% 3.1% 3.6% 2.9% -- 1.8% 1.5% 0.8%
Single Family -- -- -- -- -- 3.6% 17.6% 2.9% 5.9% -- -- 6.5% -- --
Condominium -- -- 0.6% 3.4% 5.2% 10.2% 9.3% 4.1% 2.9% -- -- -- 2.3% 1.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 4.5% -- -- -- -- -- 9.1% -- -- 20.0% -- -- -- --


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 660 704 561 247 230 173 134 182 205 113 162 171 181 173
Single Family 223 191 127 87 75 53 50 58 74 51 72 63 80 59
Condominium 337 416 359 133 113 96 58 99 109 34 69 66 75 88
Building with 2-4 Units 93 88 66 22 31 19 17 22 16 23 18 30 20 21
Building with 5+ Units 7 9 9 5 11 5 9 3 6 5 3 12 6 5


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 17.1 18.2 14.5 6.4 6.0 4.5 3.5 4.7 6.1 3.5 5.1 5.3 5.6 5.4


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 32 52 93 84 94 106 102 102 60 30 34 31 27 24
Single Family 14 14 28 23 25 29 31 22 13 9 7 14 5 12
Condominium 13 21 49 52 50 65 61 69 43 18 20 12 15 8
Building with 2-4 Units 4 12 15 9 17 12 8 11 3 2 6 5 7 4
Building with 5+ Units 1 5 1 -- 2 -- 2 -- 1 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 0.8 1.3 2.4 2.2 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.6 1.8 0.9 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.7


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 12 17 21 47 49 42 39 42 40 37 36 16 20 9
Single Family 2 5 5 13 10 10 5 10 7 6 6 2 5 3
Condominium 8 11 12 28 34 27 24 29 29 28 27 13 12 2
Building with 2-4 Units 2 1 2 6 5 4 10 3 4 2 3 1 3 4
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- 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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 83.3% 76.5% 100.0% 97.9% 100.0% 92.9% 89.7% 95.2% 92.5% 89.2% 83.3% 87.5% 70.0% 44.4%
Single Family 100.0% 80.0% 100.0% 92.3% 100.0% 90.0% 80.0% 80.0% 85.7% 83.3% 83.3% 100.0% 80.0% 66.7%
Condominium 87.5% 81.8% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 96.3% 100.0% 100.0% 96.6% 89.3% 88.9% 84.6% 66.7% 50.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 50.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 70.0% 100.0% 75.0% 100.0% 33.3% 100.0% 66.7% 25.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 100.0% -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- --


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 0.3 0.5 1.2 1.3 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.1