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Hazel Crest

Hazel Crest is a village and south suburb of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 14,100 at the 2010 census. The village is primarily located in Bremen Township, while the portion of the village south of 183rd Street is located in Rich Township and the portion east of I-80/94 is in Thornton Township. The village is located near Chicago in an area known as the Chicago Southland and is approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of the Chicago Loop. The village is bordered by Markham to the north, Harvey to the northeast, East Hazel Crest to the east, Homewood to the southeast, Flossmoor to the south and Country Club Hills to the west. (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

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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 86.5%
Condominium 10.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 1.4%
Building with 5+ Units 1.6%


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 427 377 286 182 184 145 149 165 237 201 197 245 282 218 234
Single Family 379 348 257 172 173 132 132 143 214 179 177 230 260 200 206
Condominium 44 27 28 9 10 13 16 22 21 19 19 15 21 17 26
Building with 2-4 Units 3 2 1 1 1 -- 1 -- 2 3 1 -- 1 -- 1
Building with 5+ Units 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 1


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 8.5 7.5 5.7 3.6 3.6 2.9 3.0 3.3 4.7 4.0 3.9 4.9 5.6 4.3 4.6


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 7.7% 5.6% 8.4% 22.0% 31.0% 20.0% 28.9% 31.5% 43.9% 43.3% 36.5% 36.3% 39.0% 40.4% 33.8%
Single Family 8.2% 6.0% 8.9% 22.7% 32.9% 22.0% 31.1% 36.4% 47.7% 46.9% 39.5% 37.8% 41.2% 41.0% 35.0%
Condominium 4.5% -- 3.6% 11.1% -- -- 12.5% -- 4.8% 10.5% 10.5% 13.3% 9.5% 29.4% 23.1%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 50.0% 33.3% -- -- 100.0% -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0%


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 0.7% -- 0.7% 4.4% 14.1% 13.8% 10.7% 11.5% 15.6% 12.9% 9.6% 13.9% 8.5% 6.9% 5.6%
Single Family 0.8% -- 0.8% 4.7% 12.7% 12.1% 9.1% 10.5% 14.0% 11.7% 8.5% 13.5% 7.3% 6.5% 5.3%
Condominium -- -- -- -- 40.0% 30.8% 25.0% 18.2% 33.3% 26.3% 15.8% 20.0% 23.8% 11.8% 7.7%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- --


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 1,442 1,370 999 505 333 226 217 267 318 261 257 318 290 250 288
Single Family 1,336 1,275 920 475 325 219 209 252 302 250 241 297 276 236 270
Condominium 99 89 74 28 8 7 7 15 16 8 13 21 14 13 17
Building with 2-4 Units 6 6 3 1 -- -- -- -- -- 3 3 -- -- -- 1
Building with 5+ Units 1 -- 2 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 --


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 28.6 27.2 19.8 10.0 6.6 4.5 4.3 5.3 6.4 5.2 5.1 6.3 5.7 5.0 5.7


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 233 236 280 286 282 262 239 272 173 128 157 120 116 94 102
Single Family 215 228 259 268 257 241 224 254 164 118 144 116 108 87 95
Condominium 17 8 19 18 23 18 15 17 9 9 13 4 8 7 7
Building with 2-4 Units 1 -- 2 -- 1 3 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 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 4.6 4.7 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.2 4.7 5.4 3.5 2.5 3.1 2.4 2.3 1.9 2.0


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 39.7%


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 75 92 82 122 116 94 72 123 98 93 82 86 60 67 50
Single Family 73 87 79 112 112 86 64 106 92 90 76 78 59 55 47
Condominium 2 5 2 10 3 8 7 15 5 3 5 8 1 12 3
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 1 2 1 -- -- -- -- -- --
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 90.7% 94.6% 97.6% 100.0% 100.0% 98.9% 100.0% 98.4% 91.8% 87.1% 92.7% 83.7% 88.3% 79.1% 90.0%
Single Family 90.4% 94.3% 97.5% 100.0% 100.0% 98.8% 100.0% 98.1% 91.3% 86.7% 93.4% 84.6% 89.8% 78.2% 91.5%
Condominium 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 80.0% 75.0% -- 83.3% 66.7%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 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 1.3 1.7 1.6 2.4 2.3 1.8 1.4 2.4 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.1 1.1 0.9


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 13,549
Share of Population Aged under 18 26.4%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 30.4%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 28.3%
Share of Population Aged over 65 15.0%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 7.8%
Share of Population that is African American 86.7%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 4.1%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.2%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.2%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 4,977
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 21.9%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 25.1%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 35.6%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 17.4%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 15.3%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 4,977


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 60.8%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 39.2%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 34.2%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 63.1%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 44.8%