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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

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 12.7%
Condominium 15.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 44.9%
Building with 5+ Units 27.1%


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


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 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


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 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%
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%
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%
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%
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%


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 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%
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%
Building with 2-4 Units 0.2% -- -- 0.7% -- -- 1.0% -- 1.9% 1.0% 0.3% -- 0.3% --


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 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
Single Family 1,482 1,394 1,104 843 799 707 679 889 797 571 717 890 713 566
Condominium 1,793 2,007 1,891 1,252 968 815 687 991 957 737 851 988 782 609
Building with 2-4 Units 2,073 1,811 1,344 724 514 538 593 741 778 679 735 833 647 591
Building with 5+ Units 106 100 98 92 61 32 55 83 77 82 93 102 114 67


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 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


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


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 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


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 7 22 54 126 201 189 130 129 170 102 65 34 37 15
Single Family 2 5 10 28 56 40 28 30 37 25 15 13 8 4
Condominium 2 5 4 35 58 65 46 41 55 40 16 10 10 5
Building with 2-4 Units 3 12 39 62 86 82 53 56 75 35 33 11 19 6
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 1 1 1 2 3 2 3 2 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 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%
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%
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%
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%
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

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 -- 0.1 0.3 0.7 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 --