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New City

New City is one of Chicago's 77 official community areas, located on the southwest side of the city in the South Side district. It contains the neighborhoods of Canaryville and Back of the Yards. The area was home to the famous Union Stock Yards that were on Chicago's south side until closed in 1971. (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 19.9%
Condominium 2.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 68.7%
Building with 5+ Units 8.9%


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 1,027 982 523 326 502 416 294 272 314 297 279 323 335 326
Single Family 382 333 179 112 122 109 76 73 99 86 91 97 103 125
Condominium 19 86 36 16 51 7 6 12 17 17 11 12 16 18
Building with 2-4 Units 613 557 300 190 325 299 207 183 191 187 172 202 211 178
Building with 5+ Units 13 6 8 8 4 1 5 4 7 7 5 12 5 5


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 12.9 12.4 6.6 4.1 6.3 5.2 3.7 3.4 4.0 3.8 3.6 4.1 4.3 4.2


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 13.6% 8.9% 13.6% 26.7% 27.9% 20.0% 22.1% 16.9% 15.9% 15.2% 14.0% 18.9% 22.4% 18.4%
Single Family 14.4% 8.7% 14.0% 16.1% 19.7% 17.4% 10.5% 15.1% 6.1% 8.1% 11.0% 11.3% 20.4% 16.0%
Condominium 5.3% 1.2% -- 6.3% 5.9% 14.3% 33.3% 8.3% 29.4% 29.4% -- 8.3% 12.5% 16.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 12.9% 9.9% 15.3% 33.7% 33.8% 20.7% 25.1% 18.0% 18.3% 16.6% 16.9% 20.8% 23.2% 19.1%
Building with 5+ Units 38.5% 33.3% -- 50.0% 75.0% 100.0% 60.0% 25.0% 57.1% 28.6% -- 58.3% 60.0% 60.0%


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 1.0% 0.4% 1.3% 9.2% 40.0% 44.0% 31.0% 29.8% 26.4% 23.9% 18.6% 11.1% 10.4% 6.7%
Single Family 1.0% 0.9% 2.2% 8.9% 50.0% 57.8% 40.8% 37.0% 36.4% 24.4% 27.5% 11.3% 14.6% 12.0%
Condominium -- 1.2% 2.8% -- 5.9% 42.9% -- 8.3% 11.8% -- -- 8.3% -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 1.0% -- 0.7% 10.0% 41.8% 39.1% 29.0% 28.4% 22.5% 25.7% 15.7% 11.4% 9.5% 3.9%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 12.5% 25.0% -- -- 25.0% 28.6% 28.6% -- 8.3% -- --


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 2,780 2,885 1,815 838 608 363 274 352 344 258 248 297 319 338
Single Family 1,060 1,054 678 368 252 152 123 170 158 110 116 131 123 126
Condominium 30 126 67 30 55 17 11 32 30 19 12 17 21 27
Building with 2-4 Units 1,661 1,686 1,051 427 289 193 140 149 152 126 114 144 170 177
Building with 5+ Units 29 19 19 13 12 1 -- 1 4 3 6 5 5 8


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 35.0 36.3 22.9 10.6 7.7 4.6 3.5 4.4 4.4 3.3 3.2 3.8 4.1 4.4


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 191 303 517 538 440 405 306 317 190 140 97 77 92 72
Single Family 66 97 138 152 138 137 89 119 69 37 39 30 35 28
Condominium -- 1 2 4 2 15 7 6 8 3 1 1 2 1
Building with 2-4 Units 123 199 370 379 295 249 207 190 111 94 56 43 55 42
Building with 5+ Units 2 6 7 3 5 4 3 2 2 6 1 3 -- 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 2.4 3.8 6.5 6.8 5.5 5.1 3.9 4.0 2.4 1.8 1.2 1.0 1.2 0.9


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 64 77 181 299 296 210 119 133 164 159 93 90 64 46
Single Family 29 33 62 69 81 57 34 33 52 53 24 24 22 14
Condominium -- -- 1 2 1 1 3 8 6 6 2 1 2 --
Building with 2-4 Units 35 43 117 224 212 148 79 91 105 98 64 65 40 32
Building with 5+ Units -- 1 1 4 2 4 3 1 1 2 3 -- -- --


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 60.9% 88.3% 96.7% 99.7% 99.0% 98.6% 94.1% 95.5% 91.5% 91.8% 88.2% 90.0% 85.9% 84.8%
Single Family 62.1% 87.9% 93.5% 100.0% 100.0% 98.2% 97.1% 97.0% 94.2% 92.5% 87.5% 91.7% 86.4% 71.4%
Condominium -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% -- 50.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units 60.0% 88.4% 98.3% 99.6% 98.6% 98.6% 92.4% 94.5% 89.5% 93.9% 87.5% 90.8% 87.5% 90.6%
Building with 5+ Units -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 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 0.5 0.9 2.2 3.8 3.7 2.6 1.4 1.6 1.9 1.9 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.5