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Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park, one of 77 designated community areas, is on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. The Humboldt Park neighborhood is known for its dynamic social and ethnic demographic change over the years. The Puerto Rican community has identified strongly with the area since the 1970s; Humboldt Park is also the name of a 207-acre (0.8 km²) park adjacent to the community area. (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 2.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 57.2%
Building with 5+ Units 21.9%


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 1,042 921 564 344 475 461 420 403 473 447 432 477 471 469 406 397
Single Family 381 337 181 103 175 163 139 145 166 165 149 200 215 203 160 183
Condominium 84 95 137 60 23 39 38 30 57 28 34 25 24 21 26 27
Building with 2-4 Units 545 458 232 175 268 252 232 220 229 232 221 226 216 226 204 174
Building with 5+ Units 32 31 14 6 9 7 11 8 21 22 28 26 16 19 16 13


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 11.3 10.0 6.1 3.7 5.2 5.0 4.6 4.4 5.2 5.0 4.9 5.4 5.3 5.3 4.6 4.5


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 9.6% 8.8% 12.8% 17.7% 21.9% 28.0% 22.4% 16.9% 22.8% 25.3% 28.5% 20.1% 24.0% 24.1% 23.9% 18.4%
Single Family 10.2% 6.8% 10.5% 23.3% 17.7% 23.3% 15.1% 11.7% 12.7% 18.2% 20.8% 16.5% 18.6% 18.7% 17.5% 11.5%
Condominium 15.5% 5.3% 7.3% 5.0% 8.7% 33.3% 31.6% 20.0% 28.1% 25.0% 47.1% 20.0% 16.7% 28.6% 19.2% 11.1%
Building with 2-4 Units 7.3% 9.8% 15.5% 17.7% 24.6% 29.4% 22.8% 17.7% 25.3% 26.3% 26.7% 19.0% 26.4% 24.3% 25.5% 22.4%
Building with 5+ Units 25.0% 25.8% 50.0% 50.0% 55.6% 57.1% 72.7% 75.0% 61.9% 68.2% 60.7% 57.7% 75.0% 73.7% 75.0% 76.9%


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 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 1.7% 16.8% 18.7% 16.2% 13.6% 9.3% 8.9% 3.7% 2.5% 4.0% 2.3% 1.2% 0.5%
Single Family 0.3% -- 0.6% 4.9% 23.4% 24.5% 23.0% 18.6% 12.7% 14.5% 4.7% 3.5% 4.2% 2.0% 1.9% 0.5%
Condominium -- 1.1% -- -- 47.8% 51.3% 18.4% 13.3% 5.3% 7.1% 5.9% 4.0% 4.2% 4.8% -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 0.4% 0.2% -- 0.6% 10.4% 9.9% 12.5% 10.9% 8.7% 5.6% 3.2% 1.8% 4.2% 2.7% 1.0% 0.6%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 14.3% -- -- -- 4.5% -- -- -- -- -- --


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 3,881 3,579 2,398 1,093 615 412 408 494 598 509 546 650 644 619 681 843
Single Family 1,561 1,422 956 444 266 172 151 187 245 210 207 245 267 252 273 404
Condominium 148 186 214 87 29 16 26 32 39 17 26 41 33 22 40 53
Building with 2-4 Units 2,080 1,897 1,173 523 302 215 220 256 282 255 280 329 306 312 338 362
Building with 5+ Units 92 74 55 39 18 9 11 19 32 27 33 35 38 33 30 24


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 42.3 39.0 26.1 11.9 6.7 4.5 4.4 5.4 6.6 5.7 6.1 7.3 7.2 7.0 7.7 9.5


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 265 318 495 714 615 562 453 403 266 150 153 112 137 106 88 35
Single Family 95 138 180 253 216 237 184 175 96 56 75 50 64 48 35 21
Condominium 2 10 26 70 46 30 31 16 16 7 1 6 1 5 3 --
Building with 2-4 Units 161 157 277 378 334 285 224 199 140 79 70 55 71 52 49 12
Building with 5+ Units 7 13 12 13 19 10 14 13 14 8 7 1 1 1 1 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 2.9 3.5 5.4 7.8 6.7 6.1 4.9 4.4 2.9 1.7 1.7 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.4


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 42.1%


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 61 83 181 284 334 287 170 180 217 165 138 111 67 66 44 6
Single Family 27 29 69 96 111 92 66 63 90 70 61 48 33 24 17 3
Condominium 4 2 5 17 45 38 12 14 20 5 11 3 2 1 5 --
Building with 2-4 Units 30 50 100 168 174 149 88 98 102 78 62 54 29 39 20 3
Building with 5+ Units -- 2 7 3 4 8 4 5 5 12 4 6 3 2 2 --


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 82.0% 84.3% 95.0% 98.9% 97.9% 96.2% 94.1% 93.9% 93.5% 87.3% 89.1% 82.9% 82.1% 71.2% 84.1% 66.7%
Single Family 77.8% 82.8% 98.6% 99.0% 99.1% 97.8% 93.9% 96.8% 95.6% 85.7% 93.4% 81.3% 84.8% 83.3% 82.4% 66.7%
Condominium 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 97.4% 100.0% 92.9% 95.0% 60.0% 81.8% 66.7% 50.0% -- 100.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units 83.3% 86.0% 94.0% 98.8% 96.6% 94.6% 93.2% 91.8% 91.2% 88.5% 85.5% 85.2% 79.3% 69.2% 80.0% 66.7%
Building with 5+ Units -- 50.0% 71.4% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 83.3% 100.0% -- 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 0.5 0.8 1.9 3.1 3.6 3.0 1.7 1.8 2.2 1.6 1.4 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.4 --


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 55,364
Share of Population Aged under 18 27.2%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 40.7%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 22.5%
Share of Population Aged over 65 9.6%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 7.7%
Share of Population that is African American 32.0%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 58.4%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.6%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.3%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 17,518
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 31.9%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 28.6%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 25.6%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 13.9%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 25.3%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 17,518


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 37.5%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 62.5%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 41.2%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 58.8%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 51.9%