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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, Racine Avenue to the west, and the Metra Railroad Tracks to the east. It is located on the south 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

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 18.6%
Condominium 0.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 48.6%
Building with 5+ Units 32.4%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 1,072 857 614 448 511 470 337 294 274 215 246 236 317 318 324 261
Single Family 426 316 229 173 151 176 103 114 84 75 68 76 104 94 102 77
Condominium 21 17 6 10 6 4 4 2 2 3 2 1 2 3 3 1
Building with 2-4 Units 590 495 360 255 347 269 216 162 170 127 155 135 197 196 191 172
Building with 5+ Units 35 29 19 10 7 21 14 16 18 10 21 24 14 25 28 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 2020
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 5.8 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 2020
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% 42.9% 36.8%
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% 30.4% 23.4%
Condominium 14.3% -- -- 20.0% 16.7% -- -- -- 50.0% -- -- -- -- 66.7% 33.3% --
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% 44.5% 39.5%
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% 78.6% 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 2020
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% 19.4% 8.8%
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% 30.4% 14.3%
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% 15.2% 7.0%
Building with 5+ Units 2.9% -- -- -- 14.3% 4.8% -- 12.5% 16.7% -- 9.5% 4.2% 7.1% 20.0% 10.7% --


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 2,274 2,040 1,483 689 406 311 202 169 178 130 176 142 158 228 250 243
Single Family 857 792 600 275 156 90 57 52 51 34 42 36 43 41 57 52
Condominium 31 39 15 4 5 2 4 4 3 2 4 2 1 -- 2 --
Building with 2-4 Units 1,322 1,150 814 377 229 198 134 104 116 81 116 87 103 162 168 177
Building with 5+ Units 64 59 54 33 16 21 7 9 8 13 14 17 11 25 23 14


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 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 4.5 4.4


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 290 490 594 655 439 339 252 316 171 127 111 109 126 115 99 29
Single Family 115 208 231 247 173 114 104 103 60 47 43 41 40 33 30 13
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 66 14
Building with 5+ Units 6 4 12 20 18 10 13 16 9 5 5 6 5 2 3 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 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 1.8 0.5


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 54.4%


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 103 156 307 335 346 211 119 109 132 148 105 102 91 91 64 18
Single Family 49 70 124 117 127 79 42 35 43 59 37 34 36 28 23 4
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 41 13
Building with 5+ Units 2 3 4 6 7 7 5 3 1 2 2 3 2 4 -- 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 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% 89.1% 77.8%
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% 91.3% 75.0%
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% 87.8% 84.6%
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


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
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 1.0 0.3


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 22,921
Share of Population Aged under 18 26.9%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 34.2%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 24.6%
Share of Population Aged over 65 14.4%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 0.6%
Share of Population that is African American 94.6%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 3.7%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.3%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 0.8%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 8,983
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 55.4%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 24.9%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 15.4%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 4.3%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 40.8%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 8,983


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 23.8%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 76.2%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 42.3%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 64.1%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 58.6%