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Elmwood Park

Elmwood Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 24,883 at the 2010 census. The community has long maintained a large Italian-American population, with a more recent influx of Polish-American and Hispanic residents. (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 51.0%
Condominium 15.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 18.8%
Building with 5+ Units 14.4%


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 628 474 294 214 228 250 257 327 369 325 385 376 390 374 357
Single Family 378 252 170 126 155 164 157 204 245 198 253 240 265 215 249
Condominium 207 188 108 74 63 64 86 96 93 85 89 92 88 112 72
Building with 2-4 Units 40 33 12 11 9 21 10 26 27 34 36 38 31 40 29
Building with 5+ Units 3 1 4 3 1 1 4 1 4 8 7 6 6 7 7


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 8.1 6.1 3.8 2.8 2.9 3.2 3.3 4.2 4.8 4.3 5.1 4.9 5.1 4.9 4.7


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 4.3% 3.0% 3.7% 6.5% 6.6% 5.6% 10.9% 11.3% 22.2% 13.8% 12.2% 13.8% 12.1% 11.5% 10.1%
Single Family 3.7% 0.8% 1.8% 2.4% 3.9% 1.8% 8.3% 8.8% 28.6% 13.1% 11.5% 10.8% 10.9% 11.2% 7.2%
Condominium 5.3% 4.8% 4.6% 8.1% 11.1% 7.8% 12.8% 10.4% 7.5% 10.6% 13.5% 20.7% 12.5% 8.0% 13.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 5.0% 9.1% 16.7% 18.2% 11.1% 23.8% 20.0% 30.8% 11.1% 20.6% 11.1% 10.5% 9.7% 12.5% 13.8%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 25.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 50.0% 37.5% 28.6% 50.0% 66.7% 71.4% 57.1%


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% 1.3% 0.8% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% -- -- -- -- -- --
Single Family -- -- -- -- 0.6% -- -- -- 0.4% -- -- -- -- -- --
Condominium -- -- -- 1.4% 3.2% -- 1.2% 1.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- 9.5% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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 2,309 2,074 1,641 873 719 644 547 837 745 518 685 711 670 581 650
Single Family 1,674 1,441 1,237 644 583 535 440 664 549 386 526 551 525 413 509
Condominium 445 457 302 166 107 68 68 116 116 70 92 85 88 100 84
Building with 2-4 Units 179 169 92 53 25 40 35 53 69 48 55 64 46 59 47
Building with 5+ Units 11 7 10 10 4 1 4 4 11 14 12 11 11 9 10


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 29.9 26.8 21.2 11.3 9.3 8.3 7.1 10.8 9.8 6.8 9.0 9.3 8.8 7.6 8.5


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 42 75 129 258 294 302 252 220 100 76 54 60 48 49 49
Single Family 35 56 90 170 196 185 153 151 57 51 38 46 31 37 41
Condominium 3 14 26 65 74 87 81 55 31 18 13 10 12 9 5
Building with 2-4 Units 4 5 13 23 22 29 17 14 12 7 3 4 5 3 3
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 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 0.5 1.0 1.7 3.3 3.8 3.9 3.3 2.8 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 21.3%


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 4 13 32 50 82 105 62 118 94 75 52 43 26 13 23
Single Family 2 11 20 29 48 52 40 60 42 46 32 24 21 8 16
Condominium 1 -- 8 17 27 43 18 51 42 21 15 11 4 5 5
Building with 2-4 Units 1 2 4 4 7 10 4 7 10 7 5 8 1 -- 2
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 75.0% 92.3% 93.8% 98.0% 97.6% 97.1% 95.2% 91.5% 93.6% 90.7% 90.4% 86.0% 80.8% 76.9% 87.0%
Single Family 100.0% 90.9% 95.0% 96.6% 97.9% 98.1% 92.5% 95.0% 85.7% 87.0% 84.4% 91.7% 81.0% 75.0% 81.3%
Condominium -- -- 87.5% 100.0% 96.3% 95.3% 100.0% 94.1% 100.0% 95.2% 100.0% 63.6% 75.0% 80.0% 100.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 42.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 -- 0.2 0.4 0.6 1.0 1.3 0.8 1.4 1.2 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.3


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 24,468
Share of Population Aged under 18 21.1%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 36.1%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 27.1%
Share of Population Aged over 65 15.8%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 60.4%
Share of Population that is African American 2.5%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 31.3%
Share of Population that is Asian 4.4%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.4%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 9,017
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 21.9%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 18.5%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 31.2%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 28.5%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 8.1%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 9,017


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 65.8%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 34.2%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 37.8%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 60.8%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 45.5%