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Kenwood

Kenwood, one of Chicago's 77 community areas, is on the shore of Lake Michigan on the South Side of the city. Its boundaries are 43rd Street, 51st Street, Cottage Grove Avenue, and the lake. Kenwood was originally part of Hyde Park Township, which was annexed to the city of Chicago in 1889. Kenwood was once one of Chicago's most affluent neighborhoods, and it still has some of the largest single-family homes in the city. It contains two Chicago Landmark districts, Kenwood and North Kenwood. A large part of the southern half of the community area is in the Hyde Park-Kenwood Historic District. In recent years, Kenwood has received national attention as the home of U.S. President Barack Obama. (Source: Wikipedia)

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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 12.8%
Condominium 29.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 4.0%
Building with 5+ Units 54.2%


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 319 261 293 143 131 144 117 153 206 170 182 211 226 222
Single Family 95 69 72 46 28 58 31 48 41 38 43 43 48 60
Condominium 207 178 204 89 88 71 77 94 151 121 130 156 162 154
Building with 2-4 Units 12 10 11 8 14 9 7 8 8 7 7 6 9 7
Building with 5+ Units 5 4 6 -- 1 6 2 3 6 4 2 6 7 1


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 8.1 6.6 7.4 3.6 3.3 3.7 3.0 3.9 5.7 4.6 4.8 5.6 6.0 5.9


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 13.8% 8.8% 8.9% 10.5% 11.5% 21.5% 13.7% 21.6% 21.4% 15.9% 14.8% 14.7% 27.4% 17.1%
Single Family 16.8% 17.4% 13.9% 15.2% 14.3% 22.4% 22.6% 12.5% 22.0% 15.8% 14.0% 11.6% 18.8% 21.7%
Condominium 11.1% 3.9% 3.9% 6.7% 6.8% 12.7% 9.1% 23.4% 17.9% 12.4% 12.3% 10.3% 25.9% 13.6%
Building with 2-4 Units -- 10.0% 18.2% 25.0% 28.6% 33.3% -- 25.0% 25.0% 28.6% 42.9% 66.7% 44.4% 42.9%
Building with 5+ Units 100.0% 75.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%


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 1.3% -- -- 1.4% 3.8% 3.5% 3.4% 2.0% 2.9% 1.2% 3.3% 1.9% 0.9% 2.3%
Single Family 2.1% -- -- -- 3.6% 6.9% 6.5% 2.1% 2.4% 2.6% 2.3% -- 2.1% 8.3%
Condominium 1.0% -- -- 2.2% 2.3% 1.4% 2.6% 2.1% 3.3% 0.8% 3.8% 2.6% 0.6% --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- 7.1% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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 953 873 827 425 438 318 315 369 405 267 311 381 320 308
Single Family 352 292 255 154 187 149 154 155 145 89 109 146 108 108
Condominium 517 532 513 242 222 145 134 179 227 154 171 201 177 174
Building with 2-4 Units 70 36 40 14 21 19 17 23 20 11 18 19 16 10
Building with 5+ Units 14 13 19 15 8 5 10 12 13 13 13 15 19 16


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 24.2 22.1 21.0 10.8 11.1 8.1 8.0 9.4 11.1 7.3 8.3 10.1 8.5 8.2


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 68 84 117 132 90 116 98 113 75 47 35 35 42 31
Single Family 23 33 28 35 30 26 24 32 16 7 11 9 18 10
Condominium 32 34 77 80 52 80 70 72 54 34 22 24 20 15
Building with 2-4 Units 12 11 11 15 6 9 4 7 4 4 2 2 4 5
Building with 5+ Units 1 6 1 2 2 1 -- 2 1 2 -- -- -- 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 1.7 2.1 3.0 3.3 2.3 2.9 2.5 2.9 2.1 1.3 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.8


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 18 15 37 48 54 39 38 50 48 39 38 29 21 22
Single Family 7 4 9 10 8 12 7 8 9 11 3 10 5 5
Condominium 10 7 21 31 39 26 24 41 39 26 34 17 14 16
Building with 2-4 Units -- 4 7 7 6 1 6 -- -- 2 1 1 1 1
Building with 5+ Units 1 -- -- -- 1 -- 1 1 -- -- -- 1 1 --


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 66.7% 86.7% 91.9% 97.9% 98.1% 94.9% 97.4% 98.0% 91.7% 82.1% 86.8% 89.7% 66.7% 68.2%
Single Family 42.9% 100.0% 88.9% 100.0% 100.0% 91.7% 100.0% 100.0% 77.8% 81.8% 100.0% 90.0% 60.0% 80.0%
Condominium 80.0% 71.4% 95.2% 100.0% 100.0% 96.2% 100.0% 97.6% 94.9% 84.6% 85.3% 94.1% 71.4% 62.5%
Building with 2-4 Units -- 100.0% 85.7% 85.7% 83.3% 100.0% 83.3% -- -- 50.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0%
Building with 5+ Units 100.0% -- -- -- 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% -- -- -- 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 0.3 0.3 0.9 1.2 1.3 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.4 0.4