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Logan Square

Logan Square is an official community area, historical neighborhood, and public square located on the northwest side of the City of Chicago. The Logan Square community area is one of the 77 city-designated community areas established for planning purposes. The Logan Square neighborhood, located within the Logan Square community area, is centered on the public square that serves as its namesake, located at the three-way intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Boulevard and Kedzie Boulevard. The community area of Logan Square is, in general, bounded by the Metra/Milwaukee District North Line railroad on the west, the North Branch of the Chicago River on the east, Diversey Parkway on the north, and Bloomingdale Avenue on the south. The area is characterized by the prominent historical boulevards, stately greystones and large bungalow-style homes. (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 12.8%
Condominium 15.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 43.2%
Building with 5+ Units 28.7%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 1,828 1,608 1,327 849 690 676 698 861 1,154 1,105 1,162 1,231 1,316 1,128 1,153 1,078
Single Family 451 324 248 176 171 181 212 240 323 281 314 321 373 316 349 340
Condominium 893 926 843 522 325 261 263 345 490 488 493 532 585 495 496 518
Building with 2-4 Units 457 328 219 135 181 224 205 252 317 305 322 340 309 292 280 203
Building with 5+ Units 27 30 17 16 13 10 18 24 24 31 33 38 49 25 28 17


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 10.6 9.3 7.7 4.9 4.0 3.9 4.0 5.0 7.3 7.1 7.5 7.9 8.4 7.2 7.3 6.8


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 9.8% 7.9% 7.2% 7.8% 11.7% 12.9% 19.1% 18.1% 19.8% 19.2% 17.6% 17.5% 16.4% 15.8% 12.5% 9.7%
Single Family 12.6% 7.1% 8.1% 5.1% 9.4% 10.5% 11.8% 14.2% 15.2% 14.9% 16.9% 17.8% 14.2% 12.7% 10.9% 6.8%
Condominium 8.2% 6.0% 3.1% 3.6% 4.0% 5.4% 12.5% 8.1% 7.1% 7.0% 3.2% 3.6% 4.1% 5.3% 2.4% 3.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 8.1% 8.8% 18.3% 20.0% 22.7% 20.1% 29.8% 29.4% 39.1% 35.1% 33.2% 32.1% 34.0% 31.2% 27.1% 24.6%
Building with 5+ Units 48.1% 63.3% 58.8% 68.8% 84.6% 90.0% 77.8% 83.3% 83.3% 93.5% 87.9% 78.9% 69.4% 84.0% 64.3% 76.5%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.5% 0.9% 1.2% 2.3% 0.9% 0.8% 0.4% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Single Family 0.2% -- -- -- -- 0.6% -- -- -- 0.4% -- -- -- -- -- --
Condominium 0.6% 0.8% 0.6% 0.6% 1.8% 2.7% 5.3% 2.3% 0.6% -- 0.4% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% --
Building with 2-4 Units 0.2% -- -- 0.7% -- -- 1.0% -- 1.9% 1.0% 0.3% -- 0.3% -- -- 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 2020
All Residential Properties 5,454 5,312 4,437 2,911 2,342 2,092 2,014 2,704 2,609 2,069 2,396 2,813 2,256 1,833 2,377 3,286
Single Family 1,482 1,394 1,104 843 799 707 679 889 797 571 717 890 713 566 802 1,134
Condominium 1,793 2,007 1,891 1,252 968 815 687 991 957 737 851 988 782 609 873 1,383
Building with 2-4 Units 2,073 1,811 1,344 724 514 538 593 741 778 679 735 833 647 591 623 692
Building with 5+ Units 106 100 98 92 61 32 55 83 77 82 93 102 114 67 79 77


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 31.6 30.8 25.7 16.9 13.6 12.1 11.7 15.7 16.5 13.2 15.5 18.1 14.5 11.7 15.0 20.6


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 103 121 234 413 503 503 362 360 162 97 78 54 60 49 51 33
Single Family 38 21 66 97 124 107 90 93 45 28 21 17 8 17 13 10
Condominium 15 13 54 89 153 129 90 101 45 18 15 6 14 10 12 7
Building with 2-4 Units 47 85 112 222 218 257 175 160 68 47 41 29 35 22 26 16
Building with 5+ Units 3 2 2 5 8 10 7 6 4 4 1 2 3 -- -- --


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 0.6 0.7 1.4 2.4 2.9 2.9 2.1 2.1 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 16.3%


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 7 22 54 126 201 189 130 129 170 102 65 34 37 15 14 2
Single Family 2 5 10 28 56 40 28 30 37 25 15 13 8 4 3 1
Condominium 2 5 4 35 58 65 46 41 55 40 16 10 10 5 2 --
Building with 2-4 Units 3 12 39 62 86 82 53 56 75 35 33 11 19 6 9 1
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 1 1 1 2 3 2 3 2 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 2020
All Residential Properties 71.4% 81.8% 96.3% 97.6% 98.5% 94.7% 93.8% 85.3% 75.9% 82.4% 73.8% 70.6% 43.2% 46.7% 57.1% 100.0%
Single Family -- 100.0% 100.0% 92.9% 98.2% 95.0% 100.0% 80.0% 75.7% 80.0% 73.3% 61.5% 37.5% 75.0% 33.3% 100.0%
Condominium 100.0% 80.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 95.4% 95.7% 92.7% 87.3% 92.5% 93.8% 80.0% 80.0% 40.0% 100.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% 75.0% 94.9% 98.4% 97.7% 93.9% 88.7% 83.9% 66.7% 74.3% 63.6% 72.7% 26.3% 33.3% 55.6% 100.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 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 0.7 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 -- 0.1 --


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 73,277
Share of Population Aged under 18 17.7%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 57.6%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 17.6%
Share of Population Aged over 65 7.1%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 50.5%
Share of Population that is African American 4.0%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 38.9%
Share of Population that is Asian 3.9%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 2.8%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 30,250
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 15.2%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 15.2%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 28.0%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 41.5%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 12.7%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 30,250


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 38.0%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 62.0%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 28.0%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 37.3%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 33.7%