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Englewood

Englewood is one of the 77 official community areas in Chicago, Illinois, United States. At its peak population in 1960, over 97,000 people lived in its approximately 3 square miles (7.8 km2), but the neighborhood's population has since dropped dramatically. In 2000, it had a population of approximately 40,000 inhabitants, and the 2010 census indicated that its population has further declined to approximately 30,000. Englewood is bordered by Garfield Boulevard to the north, 75th Street to the south, Western Avenue to the west, and State Street to the east. It is located on the southwest side of Chicago. (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

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.

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.


Property Type 2018
Single Family 18.8%
Condominium 0.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 49.4%
Building with 5+ Units 31.4%


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.

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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1,072 857 614 448 511 470 337 294 274 215 246 236 317 318
Single Family 426 316 229 173 151 176 103 114 84 75 68 76 104 94
Condominium 21 17 6 10 6 4 4 2 2 3 2 1 2 3
Building with 2-4 Units 590 495 360 255 347 269 216 162 170 127 155 135 197 196
Building with 5+ Units 35 29 19 10 7 21 14 16 18 10 21 24 14 25


Sales per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel sales activity allows for comparison of yearly sales activity across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 17.2 13.8 9.9 7.2 8.2 7.6 5.4 4.7 4.5 3.7 4.2 4.1 5.6 5.6


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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 23.4% 21.2% 20.5% 37.5% 38.0% 43.8% 46.6% 48.6% 43.4% 38.6% 41.9% 44.5% 44.2% 41.8%
Single Family 27.0% 21.5% 18.8% 34.7% 29.1% 45.5% 55.3% 58.8% 41.7% 41.3% 41.2% 42.1% 35.6% 37.2%
Condominium 14.3% -- -- 20.0% 16.7% -- -- -- 50.0% -- -- -- -- 66.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 18.6% 20.2% 20.6% 38.8% 42.1% 41.3% 41.7% 40.1% 38.8% 34.6% 38.1% 39.3% 45.7% 37.2%
Building with 5+ Units 65.7% 48.3% 47.4% 70.0% 42.9% 71.4% 71.4% 68.8% 94.4% 80.0% 76.2% 83.3% 92.9% 92.0%


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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1.4% 0.6% 2.0% 19.6% 51.9% 54.5% 46.0% 45.9% 51.5% 52.1% 40.7% 41.5% 38.2% 23.3%
Single Family 2.1% 0.9% 3.1% 34.1% 76.2% 73.3% 59.2% 58.8% 69.0% 58.7% 70.6% 64.5% 47.1% 35.1%
Condominium -- -- -- 90.0% 33.3% 100.0% -- -- 50.0% 33.3% -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 0.8% 0.4% 1.4% 7.8% 42.4% 45.4% 43.5% 40.7% 46.5% 52.8% 32.3% 35.6% 36.0% 18.4%
Building with 5+ Units 2.9% -- -- -- 14.3% 4.8% -- 12.5% 16.7% -- 9.5% 4.2% 7.1% 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.

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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 2,274 2,040 1,483 689 406 311 202 169 178 130 176 142 158 228
Single Family 857 792 600 275 156 90 57 52 51 34 42 36 43 41
Condominium 31 39 15 4 5 2 4 4 3 2 4 2 1 --
Building with 2-4 Units 1,322 1,150 814 377 229 198 134 104 116 81 116 87 103 162
Building with 5+ Units 64 59 54 33 16 21 7 9 8 13 14 17 11 25


Mortgages per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel mortgage activity allows for comparison of yearly mortgage activity across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 36.6 32.8 23.8 11.1 6.5 5.0 3.2 2.7 2.9 2.2 3.0 2.5 2.8 4.0


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.

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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 290 490 594 655 439 339 252 316 171 127 111 109 126 115
Single Family 115 208 231 247 173 114 104 103 60 47 43 41 40 33
Condominium 1 4 19 12 2 1 2 1 1 -- 2 1 -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 168 274 332 376 246 214 133 196 101 75 61 61 81 80
Building with 5+ Units 6 4 12 20 18 10 13 16 9 5 5 6 5 2


Foreclosure Filings per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel filings activity allows for comparison of yearly filings activity across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 4.7 7.9 9.5 10.5 7.1 5.5 4.1 5.1 2.8 2.2 1.9 1.9 2.2 2.0


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.

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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 103 156 307 335 346 211 119 109 132 148 105 102 91 91
Single Family 49 70 124 117 127 79 42 35 43 59 37 34 36 28
Condominium -- 1 6 15 4 3 -- 1 1 -- -- -- -- 1
Building with 2-4 Units 52 82 173 197 208 122 72 70 87 87 66 65 53 58
Building with 5+ Units 2 3 4 6 7 7 5 3 1 2 2 3 2 4


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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 68.9% 80.8% 96.7% 99.4% 100.0% 97.6% 95.8% 97.2% 98.5% 98.0% 100.0% 90.2% 90.1% 81.3%
Single Family 75.5% 84.3% 96.8% 100.0% 100.0% 98.7% 97.6% 97.1% 97.7% 98.3% 100.0% 94.1% 86.1% 85.7%
Condominium -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 61.5% 78.0% 97.1% 99.0% 100.0% 96.7% 95.8% 98.6% 98.9% 97.7% 100.0% 89.2% 92.5% 81.0%
Building with 5+ Units 100.0% 66.7% 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 80.0% 66.7% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% 75.0%


REO per 100 Residential Parcels

Per-parcel REO allows for comparison of properties entering REO status across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1.1 2.0 4.8 5.4 5.6 3.3 1.8 1.7 2.1 2.5 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3