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Hegewisch

Hegewisch (pronounced "heg-wish" by the locals) is one of the 77 community areas of Chicago, Illinois, located on the city's far south side. It is bordered by the neighborhoods of Riverdale and South Deering to the west, the East Side to the north, the village of Burnham to the south and the city of Hammond, Indiana to the east. The community area is named for Adolph Hegewisch, the president of U.S. Rolling Stock Company who hoped to establish "an ideal workingman's community" when he laid out the town along a rail line in 1883, six years before Chicago annexed the town. (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 69.5%
Condominium 0.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 22.1%
Building with 5+ Units 8.0%


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 186 144 110 59 57 79 59 69 66 104 94 125 116 115 139 91
Single Family 155 119 90 53 53 73 57 63 57 91 79 111 103 102 125 79
Condominium 4 1 -- 1 -- -- -- 1 1 -- 1 2 1 1 -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 23 23 20 5 4 6 2 5 8 13 14 12 12 11 14 11
Building with 5+ Units 4 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 2020
All Residential Properties 6.0 4.7 3.6 1.9 1.8 2.6 1.9 2.2 2.1 3.4 3.1 4.1 3.8 3.7 4.5 3.0


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 2020
All Residential Properties 8.1% 6.9% 0.9% 3.4% 1.8% 1.3% 1.7% 5.8% 7.6% 5.8% 5.3% 9.6% 12.1% 13.0% 6.5% 5.5%
Single Family 5.2% 6.7% 1.1% 3.8% 1.9% 1.4% 1.8% 6.3% 8.8% 6.6% 3.8% 10.8% 9.7% 9.8% 6.4% 5.1%
Building with 2-4 Units 13.0% 8.7% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 14.3% -- 33.3% 36.4% 7.1% --
Building with 5+ Units 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 2020
All Residential Properties 0.5% 0.7% -- -- 1.8% 1.3% 3.4% 2.9% 6.1% 2.9% 1.1% 2.4% 2.6% 2.6% 1.4% 1.1%
Single Family 0.6% 0.8% -- -- -- 1.4% 3.5% 3.2% 7.0% 3.3% 1.3% 2.7% -- 1.0% 0.8% 1.3%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- 25.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 25.0% 18.2% 7.1% --


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 588 523 446 254 214 209 170 194 176 154 173 202 175 168 190 191
Single Family 509 464 394 231 203 195 152 187 154 141 157 190 164 152 178 171
Condominium 7 1 3 -- -- 2 2 3 2 1 1 2 -- 1 -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 70 56 49 22 11 12 15 4 20 11 15 10 11 13 12 19
Building with 5+ Units 2 2 -- 1 -- -- 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- 2 -- 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 2020
All Residential Properties 19.1 17.0 14.5 8.2 6.9 6.8 5.5 6.3 5.7 5.0 5.6 6.6 5.7 5.5 6.2 6.2


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 33 52 35 41 52 50 41 68 52 32 29 27 25 19 11 6
Single Family 30 42 30 38 46 43 34 53 40 31 25 23 22 17 11 5
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 3 10 4 2 6 6 5 15 12 1 4 4 3 2 -- 1
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 1 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 2020
All Residential Properties 1.1 1.7 1.1 1.3 1.7 1.6 1.3 2.2 1.7 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 13.8%


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 8 8 13 17 5 10 13 15 20 23 25 16 19 16 5 1
Single Family 7 6 8 13 5 8 12 13 16 20 20 14 17 14 5 1
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 1 2 5 4 -- 1 1 2 4 3 5 1 2 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 2020
All Residential Properties 75.0% 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 95.0% 91.3% 88.0% 93.8% 68.4% 68.8% 100.0% 100.0%
Single Family 85.7% 66.7% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 93.8% 90.0% 85.0% 92.9% 70.6% 64.3% 100.0% 100.0%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 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 2020
All Residential Properties 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.2 --


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 9,089
Share of Population Aged under 18 20.3%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 34.8%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 26.1%
Share of Population Aged over 65 18.7%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 35.1%
Share of Population that is African American 4.2%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 60.4%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.0%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 0.2%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 3,530
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 30.4%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 15.8%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 31.0%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 22.8%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 18.3%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 3,530


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 73.3%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 26.7%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 25.3%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 52.3%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 32.4%