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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

Data on the housing stock provides context about the underlying characteristics of a neighborhood’s housing market and helps in the interpretation of patterns and trends in property sales, mortgage lending activity, foreclosure filings, and completed auctions activity. Understanding an area's housing stock can help determine the appropriate targeted strategies for stabilizing local housing markets, preserving and creating affordable rental housing, and promoting neighborhood investment. Learn more »

Housing Units by Property Type

The share of total housing units in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in rental buildings with five or more units. Learn more »


Property Type 2018
Single Family 18.5%
Condominium 2.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 57.5%
Building with 5+ Units 21.7%


Property Sales Activity

Property sales data provide valuable information on the characteristics of neighborhood real estate markets, such as how active local residential property markets are, what types of properties are being purchased, how they are being acquired, who is buying them, and how much buyers are paying for properties. Learn more »

Total Sales Activity

Total property sales activity in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, activity is broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1,042 921 564 344 475 461 420 403 473 447 432 477 471 469
Single Family 381 337 181 103 175 163 139 145 166 165 149 200 215 203
Condominium 84 95 137 60 23 39 38 30 57 28 34 25 24 21
Building with 2-4 Units 545 458 232 175 268 252 232 220 229 232 221 226 216 226
Building with 5+ Units 32 31 14 6 9 7 11 8 21 22 28 26 16 19


Sales per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel sales activity allows for comparison of yearly sales activity across geographies. Learn more »


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


Share of Sales, Business Buyers

The share of residential property sales that were purchased by self-identified businesses in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, transactions are broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%


Share of Sales, Extremely Low Value

The share of residential property sales that were purchased for less than $20,000 in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, transactions are broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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%
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%
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%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 14.3% -- -- -- 4.5% -- -- -- --


Mortgage Activity

Mortgage activity data measures the flow of mortgage credit into an area and is indicative of the level of lender investment. The level of mortgage activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas can be used to 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 within a geography. Learn more »

Total Mortgage Activity

Total mortgage recordings in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total mortgage activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 3,881 3,579 2,398 1,093 615 412 408 494 598 509 546 650 644 619
Single Family 1,561 1,422 956 444 266 172 151 187 245 210 207 245 267 252
Condominium 148 186 214 87 29 16 26 32 39 17 26 41 33 22
Building with 2-4 Units 2,080 1,897 1,173 523 302 215 220 256 282 255 280 329 306 312
Building with 5+ Units 92 74 55 39 18 9 11 19 32 27 33 35 38 33


Mortgages per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel mortgage activity allows for comparison of yearly mortgage activity across geographies. Learn more »


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


Foreclosure Filing Activity

Foreclosure filings data can be used to understand the number and density of foreclosure filings activity in different communities and to assess the cumulative impact of the foreclosure crisis on properties and housing units. The level of foreclosure filing activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas is an indicator of distress in a local housing market. Learn more »

Total Foreclosure Filings Activity

Total foreclosure filings in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total foreclosure filing activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 265 318 495 714 615 562 453 403 266 150 153 112 137 106
Single Family 95 138 180 253 216 237 184 175 96 56 75 50 64 48
Condominium 2 10 26 70 46 30 31 16 16 7 1 6 1 5
Building with 2-4 Units 161 157 277 378 334 285 224 199 140 79 70 55 71 52
Building with 5+ Units 7 13 12 13 19 10 14 13 14 8 7 1 1 1


Foreclosure Filings per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel filings activity allows for comparison of yearly filings activity across geographies. Learn more »


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


Foreclosure Auctions

Completed foreclosure auctions data can be used to understand the flow year-over-year of REO properties into a market, how third-party demand at auction is different for different property types, and to understand the density of REO activity in a given year across geographies. The level of completed foreclosure auctions activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas is an indicator of distress in a local housing market and is related to high levels of foreclosure-related distressed property sales. Learn more »

Total Auction Activity

Total foreclosure auction activity in a given year is available for all residential properties. In Cook County, this indicator is broken out separately for total foreclosure auction activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 61 83 181 284 334 287 170 180 217 165 138 111 67 66
Single Family 27 29 69 96 111 92 66 63 90 70 61 48 33 24
Condominium 4 2 5 17 45 38 12 14 20 5 11 3 2 1
Building with 2-4 Units 30 50 100 168 174 149 88 98 102 78 62 54 29 39
Building with 5+ Units -- 2 7 3 4 8 4 5 5 12 4 6 3 2


Share of Auctions Resulting in REO

The share of foreclosure auctions resulting in REO in a given year is available for all residential properties. In Cook County, this indicator is broken out separately for REO activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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%
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%
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% --
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%
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% --


REO per 100 Residential Parcels

Per-parcel REO allows for comparison of properties entering REO status across geographies. Learn more »


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