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Oak Lawn

Oak Lawn is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 56,690 at the 2010 census.Oak Lawn is a suburb of Chicago, located southwest of the city. It shares borders with the city in two areas but is surrounded mostly by other suburbs. (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

The composition of a neighborhood’s housing stock determines the appropriate targeted strategies for stabilizing local housing markets. Learn more about this data set.

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Housing Units by Property Type


Property Type 2019
Single Family 65.2%
Condominium 22.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 4.0%
Building with 5+ Units 8.8%


Property Sales Activity

This indicator provides information on how active local residential property markets are, what types of properties are being purchased, who is buying them, and how much buyers are paying for properties.

Total Sales Activity

This is the total number of property sales in a given year. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total sales activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Outside of Cook County, data are for all residential parcels.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 1,511 1,245 845 601 539 540 536 804 1,012 972 932 1,123 1,161 1,187 1,133
Single Family 865 708 445 343 360 352 358 529 648 581 588 729 763 773 725
Condominium 617 516 381 246 171 177 173 261 341 369 329 361 369 381 386
Building with 2-4 Units 19 19 9 7 7 10 5 5 16 14 6 25 13 19 18
Building with 5+ Units 10 2 10 5 1 1 -- 9 7 8 9 8 16 14 4


Sales per 100 Residential Parcels

This indicator allows users to compare the level of property sales activity across geographies. This data point represents the total number of sales on all residential parcels divided by the total number of residential parcels in a given year, multiplied by 100.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 6.4 5.2 3.6 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3 3.4 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.9 5.1 5.2 4.9


Share of Sales, Business Buyers

This represents a range of investor types from small mom-and-pop investors to large Wall Street-traded equity funds. Heightened levels of single family homes purchased by business buyers is often indicative of a distressed and low priced inventory of homes, and low demand for owner-occupied housing in a neighborhood. In Cook County, this data point is available as the share of total sales activity where the buyer was a business entity by property type (single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units). Outside of Cook County, data are for all residential parcels.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 7.2% 6.2% 6.7% 6.5% 5.0% 6.5% 9.5% 11.6% 23.8% 13.4% 11.1% 11.3% 13.8% 12.5% 11.5%
Single Family 8.4% 7.5% 6.3% 6.1% 5.3% 5.4% 9.2% 13.4% 30.7% 17.2% 10.0% 10.3% 11.0% 10.1% 11.6%
Condominium 4.2% 4.3% 6.0% 5.3% 3.5% 7.3% 10.4% 5.4% 9.1% 6.0% 10.9% 12.2% 16.0% 13.9% 10.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 21.1% -- -- 28.6% 14.3% 20.0% -- 40.0% 37.5% 21.4% 33.3% 16.0% 23.1% 21.1% 11.1%
Building with 5+ Units 60.0% 100.0% 60.0% 60.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 66.7% 71.4% 62.5% 66.7% 50.0% 87.5% 92.9% 50.0%


Share of Sales, Extremely Low Value

This represents the percent of sales that were purchased for less than $20,000 in a given year. In Cook County, this data point is available as the share of total sales activity that sold for less than $20,000 by property type (single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units). Outside of Cook County, data are for all residential parcels.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 0.3% 0.3% 0.1% 0.3% 0.6% 0.4% 0.6% 0.6% 1.8% 0.2% 0.6% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
Single Family 0.3% 0.3% -- 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.8% -- 0.5% -- 0.1% -- 0.1%
Condominium 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 1.2% 0.6% 1.2% 1.5% 3.8% 0.5% 0.9% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% 0.8%


Mortgage Activity

These data measure the flow of mortgage credit into an area and indicates the level of lender investment. The level of mortgage activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas can 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.

Total Mortgage Activity

This is the total number of mortgages in a given year. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total mortgage activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Outside of Cook County, data are for all residential parcels.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 4,843 4,513 3,558 2,212 2,187 1,870 1,596 2,005 1,803 1,470 1,568 1,853 1,692 1,544 1,771
Single Family 3,654 3,372 2,695 1,748 1,811 1,579 1,382 1,635 1,399 1,141 1,276 1,486 1,326 1,183 1,387
Condominium 1,114 1,068 800 429 336 253 188 335 367 292 269 311 325 325 350
Building with 2-4 Units 52 64 43 18 28 27 19 24 23 16 14 35 20 21 23
Building with 5+ Units 23 9 20 17 12 11 7 11 14 21 9 21 21 15 11


Mortgages per 100 Residential Parcels

Mortgages  per 100 Residential Parcel


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 20.4 19.0 15.0 9.3 9.2 7.9 6.7 8.4 7.9 6.4 6.8 8.1 7.4 6.7 7.7


Foreclosure Filing Activity

This is an indicator of distress in a local housing market and viewing changing levels of activity allows for an understanding of the evolving nature of the foreclosure crisis in a neighborhood.

Total Foreclosure Filings Activity

This is the total number of new foreclosure filings in a given year. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for foreclosure filing activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Outside of Cook County, data are for all residential parcels.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 112 137 238 335 404 551 488 506 311 217 191 177 209 142 148
Single Family 94 104 174 230 292 381 321 345 205 141 113 121 142 112 115
Condominium 18 27 57 89 104 159 154 153 98 70 76 52 63 24 31
Building with 2-4 Units -- 4 7 15 8 8 8 6 8 4 2 4 4 5 2
Building with 5+ Units -- 2 -- 1 -- 3 5 2 -- 2 -- -- -- 1 --


Foreclosure Filings per 100 Residential Parcels

This indicator allows users to compare the level of foreclosure filing activity across geographies. This data point represents the total number of foreclosure filings on all residential parcels divided by the total number of residential parcels in a given year, multiplied by 100.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 0.5 0.6 1.0 1.4 1.7 2.3 2.1 2.1 1.4 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.6


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 14.2%


Foreclosure Auctions

These are properties that have completed the foreclosure process. Understanding foreclosure auction activity helps determine the flow of year-over-year of REO (real estate owned) properties into a market, how third-party demand at auctions differs based on property types, and the density of REO activity across geographies. The level of completed foreclosure auctions activity in a neighborhood indicates distress in a local housing market.

Total Auction Activity

This is the total number of completed foreclosure auctions in a given year. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total auction activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Outside of Cook County, data are for all residential parcels.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 16 10 39 78 112 135 155 238 260 203 153 122 107 76 69
Single Family 8 9 27 54 72 86 86 131 152 117 98 78 64 49 50
Condominium 7 1 11 21 38 47 66 100 104 83 52 41 42 27 19
Building with 2-4 Units 1 -- 1 3 2 2 3 1 3 2 3 3 -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6 1 1 -- -- 1 -- --


Share of Auctions Resulting in REO

This is the percent of completed foreclosure auctions in a given geography where there were no bidders and the property became bank-owned REO (real estate owned).


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties 68.8% 90.0% 87.2% 96.2% 98.2% 98.5% 94.8% 89.9% 90.8% 86.7% 77.1% 64.8% 64.5% 64.5% 60.9%
Single Family 62.5% 88.9% 85.2% 98.1% 97.2% 97.7% 94.2% 87.0% 88.2% 81.2% 80.6% 75.6% 70.3% 65.3% 62.0%
Condominium 71.4% 100.0% 90.9% 95.2% 100.0% 100.0% 95.5% 93.0% 96.2% 95.2% 69.2% 46.3% 54.8% 63.0% 57.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% -- 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 33.3% 100.0% 100.0% 33.3% -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- -- -- 100.0% -- --


REO per 100 Residential Parcels


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Residential Properties -- -- 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 55,936
Share of Population Aged under 18 21.3%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 33.1%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 27.2%
Share of Population Aged over 65 18.5%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 66.2%
Share of Population that is African American 6.7%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 22.0%
Share of Population that is Asian 3.8%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.3%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 21,248
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 17.2%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 21.6%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 30.3%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 31.0%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 9.7%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 21,248


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 79.5%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 20.5%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 30.3%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 52.9%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 34.8%