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Jefferson Park

Jefferson Park is one of the 77 community areas of Chicago, located on the Northwest Side of the city. The neighborhood of Jefferson Park occupies a larger swath of territory, as shown on this map. Jefferson Park is bordered by the community areas of Norwood Park to the northwest, Forest Glen to the northeast, Portage Park to the south, and the suburb of Harwood Heights to the west. Although the official community area map draws the boundary between Jefferson Park and Portage Park at Gunnison Street and Lawrence Avenue, the Jefferson Park neighborhood extends to Montrose Avenue farther south. (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 47.7%
Condominium 9.1%
Building with 2-4 Units 32.3%
Building with 5+ Units 10.9%


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 508 426 328 181 217 212 217 307 354 321 343 398 417 382 359 370
Single Family 291 236 194 121 141 135 124 195 229 207 216 247 250 244 233 260
Condominium 122 131 82 36 38 33 42 62 75 60 71 66 83 62 65 68
Building with 2-4 Units 95 57 45 22 37 44 47 50 44 52 54 82 81 72 57 39
Building with 5+ Units -- 2 7 2 1 -- 4 -- 6 2 2 3 3 4 4 3


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 6.4 5.4 4.2 2.3 2.8 2.7 2.8 3.9 4.5 4.1 4.4 5.1 5.3 4.9 4.6 4.7


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 3.7% 4.9% 7.0% 8.3% 8.8% 10.4% 7.4% 10.4% 14.4% 10.9% 10.2% 10.3% 10.1% 8.1% 8.4% 9.2%
Single Family 3.8% 3.4% 5.2% 5.8% 3.5% 8.1% 3.2% 10.3% 15.7% 9.7% 9.3% 7.7% 11.2% 7.4% 8.2% 9.6%
Condominium 5.7% 6.1% 7.3% 5.6% 15.8% 9.1% 7.1% 8.1% 6.7% 3.3% 5.6% 12.1% 4.8% 8.1% 1.5% 2.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 1.1% 8.8% 6.7% 18.2% 18.9% 18.2% 14.9% 14.0% 13.6% 21.2% 18.5% 13.4% 11.1% 8.3% 12.3% 12.8%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 57.1% 100.0% 100.0% -- 50.0% -- 66.7% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 33.3% 50.0% 75.0% 66.7%


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 0.4% 0.2% -- 0.6% -- -- 0.5% -- -- 0.3% -- -- 0.2% 0.3% -- --
Single Family 0.7% -- -- 0.8% -- -- -- -- -- 0.5% -- -- -- 0.4% -- --
Condominium -- 0.8% -- -- -- -- 2.4% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.2% -- -- --


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 2,020 1,873 1,543 870 866 717 718 949 862 647 757 879 777 597 763 1,098
Single Family 1,384 1,261 1,106 629 694 570 530 692 631 460 551 628 524 420 553 848
Condominium 282 291 191 111 75 53 64 104 101 78 88 77 101 70 83 99
Building with 2-4 Units 350 314 237 125 95 90 119 150 119 98 114 168 143 101 120 141
Building with 5+ Units 4 7 9 5 2 4 5 3 11 11 4 6 9 6 7 10


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 25.6 23.8 19.6 11.0 11.0 9.1 9.1 12.0 11.0 8.3 9.7 11.2 9.9 7.6 9.7 14.0


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 2020
All Residential Properties 40 50 80 132 172 216 161 143 105 56 33 50 47 29 34 19
Single Family 31 33 54 87 103 124 98 81 67 39 24 33 33 18 23 14
Condominium 3 8 10 17 30 47 30 34 22 9 5 8 8 6 2 3
Building with 2-4 Units 6 9 16 27 39 44 33 28 14 8 4 9 6 4 9 2
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 1 -- 1 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- 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 0.5 0.6 1.0 1.7 2.2 2.7 2.0 1.8 1.3 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.2


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 14.1%


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 2 11 21 34 59 67 41 81 58 39 29 27 19 16 13 1
Single Family 1 10 9 20 42 40 25 43 38 21 18 15 15 13 9 1
Condominium -- 1 7 7 8 12 10 27 15 14 7 7 2 3 2 --
Building with 2-4 Units 1 -- 5 7 9 15 6 11 5 4 4 5 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 100.0% 63.6% 95.2% 94.1% 94.9% 89.6% 97.6% 77.8% 77.6% 97.4% 82.8% 70.4% 57.9% 56.3% 84.6% --
Single Family 100.0% 70.0% 88.9% 90.0% 95.2% 90.0% 100.0% 79.1% 65.8% 95.2% 83.3% 80.0% 60.0% 69.2% 77.8% --
Condominium -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 83.3% 100.0% 88.9% 100.0% 100.0% 85.7% 42.9% 50.0% -- 100.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 88.9% 93.3% 83.3% 45.5% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 80.0% 50.0% -- 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 -- 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 --


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 27,503
Share of Population Aged under 18 20.5%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 36.0%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 27.5%
Share of Population Aged over 65 16.0%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 62.0%
Share of Population that is African American 1.1%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 24.7%
Share of Population that is Asian 9.5%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 2.6%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 10,381
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 15.6%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 16.9%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 31.3%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 36.2%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 9.6%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 10,381


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 65.7%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 34.3%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 32.5%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 42.0%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 35.6%