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North Lawndale

North Lawndale, known to residents as simply "Lawndale", is located on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the well-defined community areas in the city of 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

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.

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.


Property Type 2018
Single Family 9.2%
Condominium 1.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 56.6%
Building with 5+ Units 32.7%


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.

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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 810 625 458 282 312 281 240 245 248 221 232 263 323 318
Single Family 239 141 95 46 42 35 32 39 39 36 41 51 58 67
Condominium 47 47 94 52 21 22 36 25 21 10 13 7 7 8
Building with 2-4 Units 475 410 249 177 232 209 151 161 171 152 156 173 236 215
Building with 5+ Units 49 27 20 7 17 15 21 20 17 23 22 32 22 28


Sales per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel sales activity allows for comparison of yearly sales activity across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 14.1 10.9 8.0 4.9 5.4 4.9 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.0 4.2 4.8 6.0 5.9


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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 18.1% 13.0% 18.6% 23.4% 40.4% 40.9% 41.3% 35.9% 37.1% 34.8% 35.8% 33.8% 38.7% 34.3%
Single Family 10.5% 7.1% 13.7% 10.9% 21.4% 45.7% 21.9% 30.8% 17.9% 8.3% 22.0% 9.8% 20.7% 22.4%
Condominium 25.5% 8.5% 10.6% 9.6% 47.6% 45.5% 50.0% 36.0% 33.3% 60.0% 53.8% 57.1% 57.1% 75.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 18.7% 13.7% 22.5% 29.9% 40.9% 38.3% 39.1% 32.3% 39.8% 34.9% 32.1% 32.9% 37.3% 29.8%
Building with 5+ Units 42.9% 40.7% 30.0% 42.9% 70.6% 60.0% 71.4% 75.0% 58.8% 65.2% 77.3% 71.9% 95.5% 85.7%


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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1.2% 0.3% 1.3% 3.2% 26.9% 27.4% 28.3% 30.2% 24.6% 16.3% 15.1% 13.7% 6.5% 3.1%
Single Family 1.7% 0.7% 3.2% 8.7% 57.1% 48.6% 40.6% 43.6% 43.6% 22.2% 19.5% 17.6% 10.3% 3.0%
Condominium -- -- -- -- 23.8% 68.2% 47.2% 44.0% 28.6% 20.0% 7.7% 28.6% 28.6% --
Building with 2-4 Units 1.3% 0.2% 1.2% 2.8% 23.3% 21.5% 23.8% 25.5% 21.6% 15.8% 15.4% 12.7% 5.5% 3.7%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 5.9% -- 9.5% 25.0% 5.9% 8.7% 9.1% 9.4% -- --


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.

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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 2,191 2,125 1,481 729 475 229 168 189 262 204 190 231 327 352
Single Family 650 523 386 190 98 30 38 34 81 50 47 57 68 74
Condominium 80 96 133 72 15 1 5 4 7 5 -- 3 8 4
Building with 2-4 Units 1,364 1,416 882 427 327 172 113 139 156 126 119 139 224 252
Building with 5+ Units 97 90 80 40 35 26 12 12 18 23 24 32 27 22


Mortgages per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel mortgage activity allows for comparison of yearly mortgage activity across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 38.2 37.0 25.8 12.7 8.3 4.0 2.9 3.3 4.7 3.7 3.5 4.3 6.1 6.5


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.

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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 178 249 368 415 357 317 260 291 160 112 111 98 89 111
Single Family 41 49 58 61 59 80 50 72 44 25 37 31 24 36
Condominium 3 17 10 41 62 25 12 14 2 5 1 2 1 --
Building with 2-4 Units 120 175 279 289 222 190 179 189 103 76 68 62 56 71
Building with 5+ Units 14 8 21 24 14 22 19 16 11 6 5 3 8 4


Foreclosure Filings per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel filings activity allows for comparison of yearly filings activity across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 3.1 4.3 6.4 7.2 6.2 5.5 4.5 5.1 2.8 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.6 2.1


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.

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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 45 55 140 207 212 162 107 121 148 84 115 67 62 50
Single Family 11 12 23 21 24 19 16 22 26 13 18 17 19 16
Condominium 3 3 7 11 27 38 24 10 10 6 12 3 1 --
Building with 2-4 Units 28 38 105 166 153 99 57 82 99 63 74 43 42 32
Building with 5+ Units 3 2 5 9 8 6 10 7 13 2 11 4 -- 2


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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 64.4% 89.1% 92.1% 97.6% 99.1% 97.5% 94.4% 95.0% 99.3% 97.6% 94.8% 94.0% 90.3% 82.0%
Single Family 72.7% 91.7% 91.3% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 90.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 94.7% 93.8%
Condominium 66.7% 100.0% 85.7% 100.0% 100.0% 97.4% 91.7% 90.0% 100.0% 100.0% 91.7% 33.3% 100.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units 64.3% 89.5% 93.3% 97.6% 98.7% 98.0% 93.0% 96.3% 99.0% 98.4% 94.6% 97.7% 88.1% 78.1%
Building with 5+ Units 33.3% 50.0% 80.0% 88.9% 100.0% 83.3% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 90.9% 75.0% -- 50.0%


REO per 100 Residential Parcels

Per-parcel REO allows for comparison of properties entering REO status across geographies.


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 3.5 3.7 2.8 1.8 2.0 2.6 1.5 2.0 1.2 1.0 0.8