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East Side

East Side is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. It is on the far south side of the city, between the Calumet River and the Illinois-Indiana state line, 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown Chicago. The neighborhood has a park on Lake Michigan, Calumet Park, and a forest, Eggers Grove Forest Preserve. It is served by U.S. Highway 12, U.S. Highway 20, and U.S. Highway 41. (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 64.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 29.4%
Building with 5+ Units 6.0%


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 367 304 180 125 103 116 109 128 162 151 139 179 187 206 193 175
Single Family 287 244 158 109 88 98 89 110 139 129 122 157 156 170 163 147
Building with 2-4 Units 77 59 21 15 14 18 17 17 23 21 16 22 27 34 28 27
Building with 5+ Units 3 1 1 1 1 -- 3 1 -- 1 1 -- 4 2 2 1


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 6.3 5.2 3.1 2.2 1.8 2.0 1.9 2.2 2.8 2.6 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.6 3.3 3.0


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 5.2% 3.0% 3.3% 4.8% 2.9% 3.4% 8.3% 10.2% 8.0% 10.6% 7.9% 12.3% 8.0% 9.2% 10.4% 6.3%
Single Family 2.8% 2.9% 1.9% 4.6% 2.3% 3.1% 9.0% 10.0% 6.5% 7.8% 7.4% 10.2% 7.7% 8.8% 8.0% 2.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 14.3% 3.4% 9.5% 6.7% 7.1% 5.6% -- 11.8% 17.4% 23.8% 6.3% 27.3% 7.4% 8.8% 21.4% 22.2%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- 33.3% -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- 25.0% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 0.5% -- 0.6% 0.8% 6.8% 8.6% 7.3% 10.9% 11.7% 7.9% 6.5% 4.5% 2.7% 2.4% 2.1% 0.6%
Single Family 0.7% -- 0.6% 0.9% 4.5% 6.1% 4.5% 8.2% 10.1% 5.4% 5.7% 5.1% 1.3% 1.8% 1.2% 0.7%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- 21.4% 22.2% 23.5% 29.4% 21.7% 19.0% 12.5% -- 7.4% 5.9% 7.1% --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- 25.0% -- -- --


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 1,232 1,264 895 513 349 247 259 274 317 240 212 257 267 272 253 308
Single Family 1,018 1,066 777 446 317 222 238 249 286 221 194 235 240 244 213 278
Building with 2-4 Units 203 195 114 62 30 25 21 22 29 19 17 21 25 28 38 28
Building with 5+ Units 11 3 4 5 2 -- -- 3 2 -- 1 1 2 -- 2 2


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 21.2 21.8 15.4 8.8 6.0 4.3 4.5 4.7 5.5 4.1 3.7 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.4 5.3


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 2020
All Residential Properties 55 56 93 99 155 127 138 155 88 71 54 57 55 46 37 13
Single Family 44 47 66 77 120 110 120 132 76 58 46 47 47 38 28 13
Building with 2-4 Units 11 9 27 21 34 16 18 23 12 11 8 10 8 8 9 --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 1 1 1 -- -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- --


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 0.9 1.0 1.6 1.7 2.7 2.2 2.4 2.7 1.5 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.2


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 18.0%


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 17 9 22 39 37 49 37 48 45 64 44 35 33 37 22 2
Single Family 14 7 16 28 27 39 27 41 34 53 37 29 29 30 19 1
Building with 2-4 Units 3 2 6 11 9 10 9 7 10 11 6 6 3 7 3 1
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 1 -- 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 82.4% 77.8% 95.5% 100.0% 100.0% 98.0% 100.0% 93.8% 100.0% 98.4% 93.2% 77.1% 87.9% 78.4% 86.4% 100.0%
Single Family 85.7% 71.4% 93.8% 100.0% 100.0% 97.4% 100.0% 92.7% 100.0% 100.0% 91.9% 82.8% 86.2% 73.3% 84.2% 100.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 66.7% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 90.9% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 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 2020
All Residential Properties 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 --


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 23,723
Share of Population Aged under 18 30.0%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 35.1%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 23.9%
Share of Population Aged over 65 11.1%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 13.7%
Share of Population that is African American 3.7%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 82.0%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.5%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 0.2%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 6,976
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 21.7%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 29.7%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 31.8%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 16.9%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 19.6%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 6,976


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 66.8%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 33.2%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 30.0%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 56.1%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 38.5%