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Irving Park

Irving Park is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas located on the Northwest Side. It is bounded by the Chicago River on the east, the Milwaukee Road railroad tracks on the west, Addison Street on the south and Montrose Avenue on the north, west of Pulaski Road stretching to encompass the region between Belmont Avenue on the south and, roughly, Leland Avenue on the north. It is named after the American author Washington Irving. Old Irving Park, bounded by Montrose Avenue, Pulaski Road, Addison Street and Cicero Avenue, has a variety of housing stock, with Queen Anne, Victorian, and Italianate homes, a few farmhouses and numerous bungalows. The CTA Blue Line runs through this neighborhood, with stops at Addison, Irving Park, and Montrose. (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 24.0%
Condominium 14.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 35.8%
Building with 5+ Units 26.0%


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
All Residential Properties 1,207 1,044 783 446 469 470 422 557 746 657 677 826 823 706 760
Single Family 427 330 245 143 168 193 201 238 312 270 300 331 354 298 340
Condominium 510 543 443 237 199 130 117 185 237 206 205 297 273 260 257
Building with 2-4 Units 251 161 85 63 95 132 96 123 186 164 149 176 188 139 155
Building with 5+ Units 19 10 10 3 7 15 8 11 11 17 23 22 8 9 8


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 9.5 8.2 6.2 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.3 4.4 6.1 5.4 5.5 6.7 6.7 5.8 6.2


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 8.2% 5.5% 5.9% 6.1% 7.7% 14.0% 16.4% 21.2% 20.1% 19.8% 18.0% 15.0% 14.7% 14.3% 12.2%
Single Family 7.5% 6.1% 8.2% 5.6% 5.4% 9.8% 16.9% 20.2% 20.5% 19.3% 18.3% 14.5% 16.7% 11.1% 12.4%
Condominium 8.4% 3.1% 2.7% 4.6% 4.5% 6.2% 11.1% 17.8% 10.1% 10.2% 4.9% 6.7% 4.0% 8.5% 6.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 5.6% 8.7% 8.2% 11.1% 12.6% 20.5% 15.6% 23.6% 29.0% 27.4% 24.8% 21.6% 25.0% 27.3% 18.7%
Building with 5+ Units 52.6% 60.0% 70.0% 33.3% 85.7% 80.0% 87.5% 72.7% 72.7% 70.6% 87.0% 81.8% 50.0% 88.9% 62.5%


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 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% -- 1.1% 1.2% -- 0.4% 0.3% 0.6% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
Single Family 0.5% -- -- -- -- 0.5% 1.5% -- 0.3% 0.7% 0.3% 0.6% -- 0.3% --
Condominium -- 0.4% 0.5% 0.4% -- 3.1% 1.7% -- 0.4% -- 1.5% -- -- -- 1.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 1.2% 0.6% -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5% -- -- -- 0.5% -- --


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
All Residential Properties 4,097 3,812 3,071 1,729 1,502 1,381 1,226 1,644 1,539 1,188 1,412 1,719 1,454 1,172 1,471
Single Family 1,837 1,602 1,321 815 840 756 691 855 770 570 724 871 716 522 779
Condominium 1,045 1,202 981 495 384 301 231 393 387 276 308 411 348 302 347
Building with 2-4 Units 1,165 963 729 354 261 288 276 346 335 304 341 389 342 323 316
Building with 5+ Units 50 45 40 65 17 36 28 50 47 38 39 48 48 25 29


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 32.3 30.0 24.2 13.6 11.8 10.9 9.7 13.0 12.5 9.7 11.5 14.0 11.9 9.6 12.0


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 76 90 182 329 424 467 352 310 175 99 53 73 64 51 34
Single Family 35 36 77 116 149 159 123 125 70 28 18 33 32 27 14
Condominium 16 17 40 91 135 136 121 93 53 39 17 14 18 12 10
Building with 2-4 Units 25 34 65 118 135 163 105 90 50 31 18 25 14 12 10
Building with 5+ Units -- 3 -- 4 5 9 3 2 2 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 0.6 0.7 1.4 2.6 3.3 3.7 2.8 2.4 1.4 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 18.9%


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 13 14 49 109 150 164 113 149 155 108 72 46 28 14 18
Single Family 6 6 16 38 55 60 32 39 41 41 21 18 10 5 7
Condominium 1 4 14 24 49 53 43 74 66 34 34 12 9 4 7
Building with 2-4 Units 6 4 19 47 46 49 37 35 46 32 16 16 9 5 4
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 2 1 1 2 1 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 53.8% 92.9% 87.8% 98.2% 96.7% 93.9% 92.9% 89.3% 81.9% 81.5% 84.7% 67.4% 50.0% 50.0% 88.9%
Single Family 50.0% 100.0% 75.0% 97.4% 96.4% 91.7% 93.8% 89.7% 78.0% 75.6% 66.7% 61.1% 60.0% 60.0% 71.4%
Condominium 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 95.8% 98.0% 100.0% 97.7% 91.9% 87.9% 91.2% 94.1% 75.0% 55.6% 50.0% 100.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 50.0% 75.0% 89.5% 100.0% 95.7% 91.8% 86.5% 85.7% 76.1% 78.1% 87.5% 68.8% 33.3% 40.0% 100.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 50.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 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
All Residential Properties 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.8 1.1 1.2 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 53,530
Share of Population Aged under 18 19.8%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 44.2%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 25.4%
Share of Population Aged over 65 10.5%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 42.8%
Share of Population that is African American 3.3%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 41.9%
Share of Population that is Asian 8.5%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 3.6%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 20,561
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 13.3%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 21.9%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 32.7%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 32.0%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 9.1%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 20,561


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 48.9%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 51.1%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 33.6%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 39.6%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 36.6%