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Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is a designated community area on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. Lying to the west of Lincoln Park, Chicago's largest park, it is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Chicago. (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 11.4%
Condominium 43.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 15.0%
Building with 5+ Units 30.7%


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 2,641 2,087 2,046 1,287 950 1,054 960 1,387 1,762 1,732 1,730 1,934 1,859 1,849 1,534
Single Family 364 337 285 218 173 202 194 242 319 291 257 311 378 298 293
Condominium 2,113 1,616 1,635 971 731 759 677 1,020 1,283 1,266 1,264 1,455 1,319 1,438 1,125
Building with 2-4 Units 141 110 110 74 41 83 76 105 133 144 175 143 136 90 97
Building with 5+ Units 23 24 16 24 5 10 13 20 27 31 34 25 26 23 19


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 10.6 8.4 8.2 5.2 3.8 4.2 3.9 5.6 7.9 7.7 7.6 8.4 8.1 8.1 6.7


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
All Residential Properties 9.4% 10.7% 9.2% 11.9% 9.4% 13.0% 13.5% 11.0% 12.7% 13.6% 12.7% 21.3% 15.7% 25.0% 12.8%
Single Family 17.6% 13.9% 13.0% 9.2% 12.7% 13.9% 13.4% 9.9% 12.5% 13.1% 12.5% 13.5% 13.8% 10.7% 13.0%
Condominium 6.7% 8.2% 6.1% 8.9% 6.6% 9.2% 9.0% 6.2% 7.4% 9.1% 7.5% 18.9% 12.5% 25.5% 8.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 21.3% 28.2% 40.0% 44.6% 34.1% 37.3% 40.8% 49.5% 49.6% 41.0% 41.1% 51.7% 41.9% 58.9% 50.5%
Building with 5+ Units 56.5% 54.2% 56.3% 58.3% 100.0% 80.0% 92.3% 70.0% 81.5% 77.4% 61.8% 84.0% 65.4% 43.5% 68.4%


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 0.3% 0.2% -- 0.2% 0.5% 0.5% 0.1% 0.4% 0.4% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
Single Family -- -- -- -- -- 0.5% -- -- 0.3% -- -- -- 0.3% -- --
Condominium 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.3% 0.7% 0.5% 0.1% 0.5% 0.5% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 0.7% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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 5,880 5,261 5,282 4,258 4,435 3,929 3,525 4,482 3,968 2,726 3,202 3,576 2,703 2,051 2,769
Single Family 1,086 1,091 989 938 1,048 1,003 928 1,075 930 619 744 912 729 487 708
Condominium 4,155 3,582 3,752 2,884 3,092 2,552 2,207 2,930 2,558 1,750 2,004 2,226 1,652 1,307 1,789
Building with 2-4 Units 565 503 469 349 266 321 297 405 407 284 387 349 265 193 213
Building with 5+ Units 74 85 72 87 29 53 93 72 73 73 67 89 57 64 59


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 23.6 21.1 21.2 17.1 17.8 15.8 14.1 18.0 17.7 12.0 14.1 15.6 11.8 9.0 12.1


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 42 63 105 107 217 245 196 172 95 48 46 46 47 55 41
Single Family 9 13 21 13 55 31 46 33 18 11 13 8 14 12 5
Condominium 30 41 65 81 126 167 121 120 65 24 29 34 26 34 29
Building with 2-4 Units 3 8 17 11 35 44 25 15 11 9 4 4 7 9 5
Building with 5+ Units -- 1 2 2 1 3 4 4 1 4 -- -- -- -- 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
All Residential Properties 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 5.5%


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 6 7 16 29 30 68 59 68 68 41 43 21 7 11 12
Single Family 1 1 5 2 5 9 5 5 13 8 6 5 1 1 2
Condominium 4 6 10 17 22 48 48 55 51 27 29 13 5 8 8
Building with 2-4 Units 1 -- 1 9 3 10 4 8 4 6 8 3 1 2 2
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 1 -- 1 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
All Residential Properties 50.0% 100.0% 81.3% 93.1% 93.3% 91.2% 94.9% 77.9% 77.9% 87.8% 69.8% 71.4% 71.4% 54.5% 75.0%
Single Family -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 61.5% 87.5% 83.3% 60.0% 100.0% -- 100.0%
Condominium 50.0% 100.0% 70.0% 88.2% 90.9% 89.6% 97.9% 74.5% 82.4% 88.9% 69.0% 76.9% 60.0% 62.5% 62.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 90.0% 75.0% 87.5% 75.0% 83.3% 62.5% 66.7% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 100.0% -- 100.0% 50.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 -- -- --


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 69,465
Share of Population Aged under 18 14.1%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 58.6%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 17.7%
Share of Population Aged over 65 9.6%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 78.7%
Share of Population that is African American 4.9%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 6.2%
Share of Population that is Asian 7.2%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 3.0%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 32,395
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 12.2%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 8.7%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 23.1%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 55.9%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 8.7%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 32,395


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 44.7%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 55.3%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 23.8%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 33.2%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 28.9%