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Near West Side

The Near West Side , one of the 77 community areas of Chicago, is on the West Side, west of the Chicago River and adjacent to the Loop. The area is home to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago-Kent College of Law, Stuart School of Business, the United Center and the Illinois Medical District. (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 6.4%
Condominium 49.1%
Building with 2-4 Units 11.0%
Building with 5+ Units 33.5%


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 2,279 2,977 2,306 1,315 1,079 916 810 1,018 1,341 1,213 1,298 1,301 1,400 1,254
Single Family 124 213 185 107 93 84 70 87 102 84 122 122 135 143
Condominium 2,060 2,691 2,076 1,180 942 775 705 866 1,164 1,057 1,095 1,105 1,175 1,041
Building with 2-4 Units 81 67 41 22 40 52 29 58 70 55 71 62 60 52
Building with 5+ Units 14 6 4 6 4 5 6 7 5 17 10 12 30 18


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 8.3 10.9 8.4 4.8 3.9 3.3 3.0 3.7 7.0 6.5 7.3 7.3 7.8 7.0


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 6.5% 5.4% 4.6% 7.9% 6.8% 8.4% 9.8% 10.6% 9.4% 8.1% 8.4% 8.0% 8.7% 7.0%
Single Family 3.2% 8.5% 6.5% 10.3% 6.5% 10.7% 4.3% 8.0% 10.8% 2.4% 12.3% 9.8% 7.4% 5.6%
Condominium 5.8% 4.7% 3.9% 7.0% 5.1% 5.4% 8.5% 8.0% 7.6% 6.5% 5.0% 4.8% 6.4% 4.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 19.8% 19.4% 24.4% 27.3% 40.0% 42.3% 34.5% 44.8% 32.9% 32.7% 40.8% 46.8% 40.0% 42.3%
Building with 5+ Units 57.1% 50.0% 75.0% 66.7% 75.0% 80.0% 100.0% 85.7% 80.0% 52.9% 100.0% 83.3% 43.3% 50.0%


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 2.5% 1.5% 0.7% 2.0% 1.8% 2.5% 3.8% 1.8% 0.7% 0.2% -- -- -- 0.2%
Single Family 0.8% 0.9% -- 0.9% -- -- -- 1.1% 2.9% -- -- -- -- --
Condominium 2.7% 1.6% 0.7% 2.1% 1.9% 3.0% 4.4% 2.0% 0.6% 0.2% -- -- -- 0.2%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- 2.5% -- -- -- -- 1.8% -- -- -- --


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 5,078 6,351 5,444 3,487 3,254 2,666 2,281 2,937 2,776 2,017 2,372 2,679 2,192 1,726
Single Family 503 614 580 452 399 356 333 384 281 213 246 302 269 231
Condominium 4,199 5,420 4,582 2,867 2,746 2,178 1,839 2,396 2,328 1,659 1,925 2,190 1,753 1,351
Building with 2-4 Units 333 281 243 139 95 115 93 125 138 111 163 149 128 109
Building with 5+ Units 43 36 39 29 14 17 16 32 29 34 38 38 42 35


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 18.6 23.2 19.9 12.7 11.9 9.7 8.3 10.7 14.5 10.9 13.3 15.0 12.2 9.6


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 84 111 198 271 327 463 388 347 175 90 68 45 53 50
Single Family 25 25 43 49 43 49 30 29 13 13 12 8 3 6
Condominium 46 69 129 181 247 370 316 276 141 65 47 36 40 39
Building with 2-4 Units 11 15 24 38 31 42 38 35 18 11 5 -- 10 3
Building with 5+ Units 2 2 2 3 6 2 4 7 3 1 4 1 -- 2


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 0.3 0.4 0.7 1.0 1.2 1.7 1.4 1.3 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 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 15 19 50 85 109 149 153 142 171 87 55 34 31 19
Single Family 3 6 13 15 16 20 20 10 12 3 6 7 5 3
Condominium 12 11 30 56 72 117 122 124 150 71 40 23 21 14
Building with 2-4 Units -- 2 7 14 20 12 10 8 9 12 9 4 4 2
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 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 80.0% 84.2% 96.0% 92.9% 97.2% 93.3% 97.4% 89.4% 87.7% 88.5% 72.7% 64.7% 61.3% 68.4%
Single Family 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% 86.7% 100.0% 90.0% 100.0% 80.0% 91.7% 66.7% 50.0% 71.4% 80.0% 100.0%
Condominium 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% 94.6% 98.6% 95.7% 96.7% 91.1% 87.3% 91.5% 75.0% 69.6% 61.9% 71.4%
Building with 2-4 Units -- 50.0% 71.4% 92.9% 90.0% 75.0% 100.0% 75.0% 88.9% 83.3% 77.8% 25.0% 50.0% --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 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 -- 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1