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Norwood Park

Norwood Park is one of 77 Chicago community areas. It encompasses the smaller neighborhoods of Big Oaks, Norwood Park East, Norwood Park West, Old Norwood Park, Oriole Park, and Union Ridge. The community area contains the oldest extant building in Chicago, the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House, built in 1833 and greatly expanded in 1868. Organized in 1873 as a township from the adjacent townships of Jefferson, Leyden, Niles, and Maine, and named after Henry Ward Beecher's 1868 novel Norwood, or Village Life in New England (With the "Park" added to account for another post office in Illinois with the Norwood name), Norwood Park was incorporated as a village in 1874 and annexed to Chicago on November 7, 1893. (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 71.6%
Condominium 7.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 11.3%
Building with 5+ Units 9.1%


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 707 605 455 321 360 330 360 451 570 543 548 585 659 579
Single Family 531 439 344 254 305 277 294 357 445 442 447 499 535 467
Condominium 137 138 86 58 37 34 52 69 94 73 68 59 83 74
Building with 2-4 Units 35 23 23 7 15 17 12 20 28 22 29 27 38 37
Building with 5+ Units 4 5 2 2 3 2 2 5 3 6 4 -- 3 1


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 5.3 4.5 3.4 2.4 2.7 2.5 2.7 3.4 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.4 4.9 4.3


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 5.9% 4.5% 4.8% 4.7% 3.6% 5.8% 8.3% 8.0% 11.1% 6.1% 7.3% 6.3% 8.8% 7.3%
Single Family 4.7% 3.9% 3.2% 4.3% 2.6% 5.4% 7.8% 7.8% 11.2% 4.5% 6.3% 6.2% 8.2% 6.6%
Condominium 5.8% 2.9% 5.8% 1.7% -- 2.9% 5.8% 4.3% 8.5% 8.2% 5.9% 3.4% 7.2% 8.1%
Building with 2-4 Units 17.1% 17.4% 17.4% 14.3% 20.0% 11.8% 16.7% 20.0% 10.7% 9.1% 13.8% 14.8% 15.8% 10.8%
Building with 5+ Units 75.0% 40.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 50.0% 100.0% 20.0% 66.7% 83.3% 100.0% -- 66.7% 100.0%


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
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.2% 1.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 2.9% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units 25.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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 3,181 2,952 2,458 1,609 1,870 1,614 1,421 1,790 1,595 1,153 1,430 1,615 1,347 1,054
Single Family 2,739 2,518 2,104 1,404 1,736 1,485 1,298 1,618 1,393 1,004 1,277 1,484 1,182 916
Condominium 299 315 241 141 82 69 71 107 120 87 84 82 92 86
Building with 2-4 Units 129 103 101 56 44 53 48 57 73 47 63 48 64 46
Building with 5+ Units 14 16 12 8 8 7 4 8 9 15 6 1 9 6


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 23.7 22.0 18.3 12.0 13.9 12.0 10.6 13.3 11.9 8.6 10.7 12.1 10.1 7.9


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 40 57 102 174 209 242 230 185 121 59 42 52 54 51
Single Family 38 49 84 141 162 180 172 143 92 47 36 42 44 43
Condominium -- 5 14 22 38 53 42 34 22 10 5 7 6 4
Building with 2-4 Units 2 3 4 9 8 8 15 8 7 2 1 3 4 4
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 2 1 1 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 0.3 0.4 0.8 1.3 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.4 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4


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 4 6 22 39 56 64 63 74 100 52 36 20 30 19
Single Family 3 5 17 32 43 46 36 47 68 35 23 18 26 15
Condominium 1 -- 4 6 11 16 23 24 30 17 10 1 4 2
Building with 2-4 Units -- 1 1 1 2 1 3 3 2 -- 2 1 -- 2
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 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 100.0% 83.3% 95.5% 97.4% 98.2% 89.1% 100.0% 86.5% 82.0% 88.5% 91.7% 90.0% 60.0% 68.4%
Single Family 100.0% 80.0% 94.1% 96.9% 97.7% 87.0% 100.0% 91.5% 80.9% 85.7% 95.7% 94.4% 61.5% 73.3%
Condominium 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 93.8% 100.0% 79.2% 86.7% 94.1% 90.0% 100.0% 50.0% 50.0%
Building with 2-4 Units -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 50.0% -- 50.0% -- -- 50.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% 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 -- -- 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1