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Grand Boulevard

Grand Boulevard, located on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the well-defined Chicago Community Areas. The boulevard from which the community area takes its name now bears the name of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The area is bounded by 39th to the north, 51st Street to the south, Cottage Grove Avenue to the east, and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad tracks to the west. This is one of the two community areas that encompass the Bronzeville neighborhood, with the other being Douglas. Grand Boulevard also includes the Washington Park Court District neighborhood that was declared a Chicago Landmark on October 2, 1991.The Harold Washington Cultural Center is one of its newer and more famous buildings. Among the other notable properties in this neighborhood are Daniel Hale Williams House, Robert S. Abbott House and Oscar Stanton De Priest House (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 7.2%
Condominium 18.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 16.6%
Building with 5+ Units 57.7%


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 592 715 538 320 233 289 233 273 333 278 260 318 333 305 303
Single Family 83 85 44 51 36 32 27 29 50 45 40 72 58 48 66
Condominium 405 519 423 222 158 193 140 178 209 168 160 162 181 176 162
Building with 2-4 Units 86 98 59 41 38 54 46 51 52 44 43 63 79 61 50
Building with 5+ Units 18 13 12 6 1 10 20 15 22 21 17 21 15 20 25


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 12.0 14.5 10.9 6.5 4.7 5.8 4.7 5.5 7.3 6.2 6.0 7.3 7.7 7.1 7.0


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
All Residential Properties 13.0% 10.5% 10.6% 12.8% 23.2% 42.9% 39.9% 38.8% 44.4% 38.8% 41.2% 34.9% 28.5% 28.5% 24.8%
Single Family 19.3% 14.1% 6.8% 19.6% 22.2% 25.0% 25.9% 27.6% 26.0% 35.6% 35.0% 23.6% 27.6% 27.1% 21.2%
Condominium 9.4% 6.7% 7.3% 7.2% 25.3% 47.7% 39.3% 38.8% 45.0% 33.9% 40.0% 35.2% 22.7% 20.5% 18.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 15.1% 21.4% 25.4% 26.8% 13.2% 33.3% 32.6% 35.3% 40.4% 40.9% 32.6% 30.2% 32.9% 36.1% 34.0%
Building with 5+ Units 55.6% 53.8% 66.7% 66.7% 100.0% 60.0% 80.0% 73.3% 90.9% 81.0% 88.2% 85.7% 80.0% 80.0% 56.0%


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
All Residential Properties 1.0% 0.7% 0.4% -- 10.3% 19.7% 12.4% 12.1% 5.1% 3.2% 4.2% 2.5% 0.6% 0.3% --
Single Family 1.2% -- -- -- 5.6% -- -- 3.4% 2.0% -- -- -- -- -- --
Condominium 1.2% 1.0% 0.2% -- 13.3% 28.5% 20.7% 15.7% 6.7% 5.4% 6.9% 4.3% 1.1% -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 1.7% -- 2.6% 3.7% -- 5.9% 3.8% -- -- 1.6% -- 1.6% --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6.7% -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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
All Residential Properties 1,604 1,818 1,337 626 369 281 225 337 391 322 319 409 467 420 513
Single Family 294 310 229 134 89 66 42 67 83 68 72 113 101 94 130
Condominium 899 1,119 857 367 201 142 104 171 198 166 152 167 230 205 245
Building with 2-4 Units 353 340 213 97 62 63 63 74 76 51 68 88 100 82 87
Building with 5+ Units 58 49 38 28 17 10 16 25 34 37 27 41 36 39 51


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 32.5 36.8 27.1 12.7 7.5 5.7 4.6 6.8 8.6 7.2 7.3 9.4 10.8 9.7 11.9


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 98 188 278 397 315 290 230 237 170 99 80 84 69 70 73
Single Family 29 41 46 51 43 48 34 35 28 22 20 21 17 18 26
Condominium 37 86 156 262 213 168 154 167 108 58 41 42 41 33 33
Building with 2-4 Units 29 49 67 74 49 60 35 31 28 16 17 17 11 13 13
Building with 5+ Units 3 12 9 10 10 14 7 4 6 3 2 4 -- 6 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 2.0 3.8 5.6 8.0 6.4 5.9 4.7 4.8 3.7 2.2 1.8 1.9 1.6 1.6 1.7


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 46.2%


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 21 50 108 137 201 180 115 104 131 117 73 43 50 29 19
Single Family 3 9 14 20 12 17 16 13 7 15 16 9 10 4 6
Condominium 14 22 63 81 155 134 78 73 99 83 46 27 29 16 12
Building with 2-4 Units 4 19 28 32 32 22 18 14 17 15 11 6 8 9 1
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 3 4 2 7 3 4 8 4 -- 1 3 -- --


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 90.5% 72.0% 95.4% 99.3% 98.5% 96.7% 95.7% 91.3% 91.6% 85.5% 82.2% 76.7% 72.0% 55.2% 68.4%
Single Family 33.3% 44.4% 92.9% 100.0% 91.7% 76.5% 100.0% 69.2% 100.0% 80.0% 81.3% 66.7% 90.0% 25.0% 83.3%
Condominium 100.0% 90.9% 100.0% 100.0% 99.4% 98.5% 96.2% 97.3% 96.0% 92.8% 82.6% 77.8% 72.4% 62.5% 58.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% 63.2% 96.4% 96.9% 96.9% 100.0% 94.4% 85.7% 76.5% 60.0% 81.8% 83.3% 50.0% 55.6% 100.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 75.0% 62.5% 50.0% -- 100.0% 66.7% -- --


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 0.4 0.7 2.1 2.8 4.0 3.5 2.2 1.9 2.6 2.2 1.4 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.3


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 22,643
Share of Population Aged under 18 23.9%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 36.3%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 24.7%
Share of Population Aged over 65 15.1%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 3.6%
Share of Population that is African American 90.8%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 2.3%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.7%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 2.6%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 10,702
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 40.7%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 20.2%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 22.5%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 16.7%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 28.9%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 10,702


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 26.2%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 73.8%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 32.7%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 55.3%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 49.2%