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Edgewater

Edgewater is a lakefront community area on the North Side of the city of Chicago, Illinois seven miles north of the Loop. As one of the city’s 77 official community areas, Edgewater is bounded by Foster Avenue on the south, Devon Avenue on the north, Ravenswood Avenue on the west, and Lake Michigan on the east. Edgewater contains several beaches that residents enjoy during the late spring, summer, and early autumn. Chicago's largest park, Lincoln Park, stretches south from Edgewater for seven miles along the waterfront, almost to downtown. Historically, Edgewater was the northeastern corner of Lake View Township, an independent suburb annexed by the city of Chicago in 1889. Today, the Uptown community is to Edgewater's south, Lincoln Square to its west, West Ridge to its northwest and Rogers Park to its north. Edgewater was first developed around the 1880s as a summer home for Chicago's elite. Today, it provides the northern terminus of both Lincoln Park and Lake Shore Drive. With the exception of pockets acknowledged as historic districts (like the Bryn Mawr Historic District), east-Edgewater (Edgewater Beach) boasts a skyline of high-rise apartment buildings, condominium complexes, and mid-rise homes. To the west, Edgewater is characterized by commercial businesses; single-family homes; and two-, three-, or four-story flats, including the historic neighborhood of Andersonville. (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 5.2%
Condominium 38.1%
Building with 2-4 Units 11.8%
Building with 5+ Units 44.9%


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 1,531 1,268 1,167 694 652 624 532 757 873 843 888 980 1,009 1,291 996
Single Family 113 91 74 46 47 56 65 59 86 84 71 105 89 93 77
Condominium 1,319 1,098 1,028 607 570 511 407 634 704 683 707 770 820 1,132 840
Building with 2-4 Units 82 67 54 25 28 45 44 52 63 59 90 84 77 55 50
Building with 5+ Units 17 12 11 16 7 12 16 12 20 17 20 21 23 11 29


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 9.0 7.5 6.9 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.1 4.5 5.6 5.4 5.7 6.2 6.4 8.1 6.3


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 6.2% 5.1% 4.4% 7.6% 7.1% 9.0% 13.5% 10.3% 11.0% 13.5% 10.7% 11.3% 12.2% 32.3% 16.3%
Single Family 9.7% 6.6% 6.8% -- 2.1% 8.9% 4.6% 15.3% 9.3% 11.9% 9.9% 5.7% 14.6% 11.8% 7.8%
Condominium 4.5% 4.2% 2.8% 5.6% 6.5% 6.1% 12.0% 8.8% 8.5% 9.7% 7.4% 8.1% 8.7% 33.9% 14.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 14.6% 9.0% 14.8% 16.0% 14.3% 22.2% 18.2% 7.7% 14.3% 37.3% 20.0% 31.0% 33.8% 20.0% 22.0%
Building with 5+ Units 76.5% 58.3% 81.8% 93.8% 57.1% 83.3% 75.0% 75.0% 95.0% 94.1% 90.0% 81.0% 56.5% 100.0% 79.3%


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 0.9% 0.5% 0.6% 0.3% 1.2% 1.4% 1.1% 0.8% 0.9% 0.2% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3% 0.7% 0.3%
Single Family 2.7% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.1% --
Condominium 0.8% 0.5% 0.7% 0.3% 1.4% 1.8% 1.5% 0.9% 1.0% 0.3% 0.6% 0.4% 0.4% 0.7% 0.4%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.6% -- -- -- -- -- --


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 3,988 3,640 3,172 2,054 1,964 1,685 1,439 1,972 1,805 1,225 1,471 1,673 1,411 1,191 1,310
Single Family 500 431 404 325 356 354 308 392 325 189 254 330 209 184 221
Condominium 3,027 2,759 2,395 1,472 1,371 1,127 896 1,273 1,219 837 928 1,055 973 826 899
Building with 2-4 Units 393 373 313 179 188 173 186 252 195 135 229 219 162 134 123
Building with 5+ Units 68 77 60 78 49 31 49 55 66 64 60 69 67 47 67


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 23.5 21.4 18.7 12.1 11.6 9.9 8.5 11.6 11.7 7.8 9.4 10.6 8.9 7.5 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 64 112 149 223 309 384 320 296 160 89 68 56 69 70 50
Single Family 7 12 11 20 31 37 30 25 9 7 5 6 5 11 5
Condominium 49 86 114 180 238 310 261 246 139 73 55 42 58 52 42
Building with 2-4 Units 8 7 21 23 35 36 18 21 10 8 5 5 5 6 2
Building with 5+ Units -- 7 3 -- 5 1 11 4 2 1 3 3 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 0.7 0.9 1.3 1.8 2.3 1.9 1.7 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 12.9%


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 26 23 55 58 117 109 121 144 174 115 79 42 28 23 25
Single Family 2 2 4 3 5 7 9 7 6 3 4 3 3 2 2
Condominium 23 19 45 50 102 93 99 130 160 107 72 35 22 19 20
Building with 2-4 Units 1 1 4 4 10 9 10 7 7 4 1 4 3 1 1
Building with 5+ Units -- 1 2 1 -- -- 3 -- 1 1 2 -- -- 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 73.1% 82.6% 87.3% 94.8% 95.7% 94.5% 96.7% 92.4% 92.0% 84.3% 78.5% 61.9% 67.9% 60.9% 60.0%
Single Family 100.0% 50.0% 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% 85.7% 100.0% 85.7% 100.0% 66.7% 75.0% 66.7% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Condominium 69.6% 84.2% 91.1% 94.0% 95.1% 98.9% 97.0% 92.3% 91.3% 85.0% 80.6% 60.0% 63.6% 63.2% 55.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 55.6% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 100.0% 75.0% 66.7% -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- -- 66.7% -- 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 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 57,649
Share of Population Aged under 18 10.8%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 48.9%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 24.7%
Share of Population Aged over 65 15.6%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 56.6%
Share of Population that is African American 12.3%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 15.0%
Share of Population that is Asian 12.4%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 3.6%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 29,275
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 23.7%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 22.4%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 26.7%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 27.3%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 14.8%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 29,275


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 37.1%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 62.9%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 32.1%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 45.6%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 40.5%