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East Garfield Park

East Garfield Park is a community area on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, west of the Loop. Taking its name from the large urban park, Garfield Park, the neighborhood is bordered by Franklin Boulevard on the north, Arthington and Taylor Streets on the south, Hamlin Avenue and Independence Boulevard to the west, and Rockwell Street 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 9.5%
Condominium 7.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 52.6%
Building with 5+ Units 30.4%


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 419 418 310 184 228 197 185 168 205 166 157 182 185 190 200
Single Family 61 72 47 25 31 22 19 23 44 27 40 38 44 36 37
Condominium 116 128 147 77 37 49 48 62 59 44 26 45 39 21 36
Building with 2-4 Units 228 209 112 82 157 122 113 77 96 88 83 94 90 130 116
Building with 5+ Units 14 9 4 -- 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 5 12 3 11


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 11.3 11.3 8.4 5.0 6.2 5.3 5.0 4.5 5.7 4.7 4.5 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.9


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 16.0% 14.1% 10.6% 26.6% 40.8% 37.1% 45.4% 36.3% 31.2% 33.1% 29.9% 26.4% 29.2% 26.3% 34.5%
Single Family 19.7% 27.8% 12.8% 24.0% 41.9% 18.2% 15.8% 26.1% 15.9% 11.1% 35.0% 23.7% 25.0% 19.4% 35.1%
Condominium 12.1% 8.6% 2.7% 18.2% 27.0% 46.9% 50.0% 43.5% 40.7% 29.5% 30.8% 15.6% 20.5% 19.0% 22.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 14.5% 11.0% 18.8% 35.4% 42.7% 35.2% 46.9% 29.9% 29.2% 38.6% 22.9% 28.7% 32.2% 29.2% 32.8%
Building with 5+ Units 57.1% 55.6% 50.0% -- 100.0% 75.0% 80.0% 83.3% 83.3% 71.4% 75.0% 100.0% 50.0% 33.3% 90.9%


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 0.5% 1.2% 0.3% 3.8% 18.4% 22.3% 20.0% 20.8% 16.6% 9.0% 5.7% 4.9% 3.8% 2.1% 2.0%
Single Family -- -- 2.1% 8.0% 25.8% 22.7% 5.3% 17.4% 15.9% 11.1% 7.5% 5.3% 6.8% 2.8% 5.4%
Condominium -- 1.6% -- -- 24.3% 30.6% 39.6% 25.8% 16.9% 6.8% 7.7% 2.2% 5.1% 9.5% --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- 6.1% 15.9% 19.7% 13.3% 18.2% 17.7% 10.2% 3.6% 6.4% 1.1% 0.8% 0.9%
Building with 5+ Units 14.3% 33.3% -- -- -- -- 40.0% 16.7% -- -- 12.5% -- 8.3% -- 9.1%


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 1,234 1,299 965 412 260 187 145 191 200 177 192 225 248 259 273
Single Family 235 246 206 99 59 46 37 47 63 40 51 61 71 60 49
Condominium 250 309 283 118 36 25 22 44 43 28 21 34 44 26 44
Building with 2-4 Units 725 728 455 191 156 113 84 96 90 95 110 122 119 160 168
Building with 5+ Units 24 16 21 4 9 3 2 4 4 14 10 8 14 13 12


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 33.3 35.1 26.1 11.1 7.0 5.0 3.9 5.2 5.5 5.0 5.5 6.5 7.3 7.6 8.0


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
All Residential Properties 81 141 237 281 259 226 157 149 96 73 50 60 52 52 30
Single Family 25 21 33 39 42 43 22 35 26 22 14 9 14 8 13
Condominium 7 26 29 66 68 68 48 41 24 16 8 11 4 14 4
Building with 2-4 Units 48 90 169 169 144 105 80 70 42 32 26 38 34 29 12
Building with 5+ Units 1 4 6 7 5 10 7 3 4 3 2 2 -- 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 2.2 3.8 6.4 7.6 7.0 6.1 4.2 4.0 2.7 2.1 1.4 1.7 1.5 1.5 0.9


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 44.1%


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 39 26 70 131 142 127 93 72 82 58 61 39 25 37 18
Single Family 5 4 13 18 20 15 20 13 16 12 9 16 4 9 6
Condominium 7 3 14 24 29 40 33 31 31 16 17 5 6 7 3
Building with 2-4 Units 22 17 43 87 91 71 37 25 34 29 30 16 13 21 9
Building with 5+ Units 5 2 -- 2 2 1 3 3 1 1 5 2 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 79.5% 76.9% 92.9% 99.2% 96.5% 96.9% 95.7% 91.7% 92.7% 93.1% 91.8% 89.7% 92.0% 75.7% 72.2%
Single Family 60.0% 50.0% 92.3% 100.0% 100.0% 93.3% 100.0% 92.3% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 87.5% 100.0% 77.8% 83.3%
Condominium 100.0% 100.0% 92.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 90.3% 96.8% 93.8% 94.1% 80.0% 83.3% 85.7% 66.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 77.3% 76.5% 93.0% 98.9% 95.6% 95.8% 91.9% 96.0% 85.3% 89.7% 86.7% 93.8% 92.3% 71.4% 66.7%
Building with 5+ Units 80.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 66.7% 66.7% 100.0% 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 0.8 0.5 1.8 3.5 3.7 3.3 2.4 1.8 2.1 1.5 1.6 1.0 0.7 0.8 0.4


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 18,940
Share of Population Aged under 18 29.9%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 38.1%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 21.8%
Share of Population Aged over 65 10.2%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 6.0%
Share of Population that is African American 88.3%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 2.8%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.6%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 2.2%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 6,794
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 50.5%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 22.3%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 17.5%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 9.7%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 43.4%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 6,794


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 22.5%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 77.5%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 44.9%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 65.0%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 60.2%