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Oakland

For other places with the same name, see Oakland.Oakland, located on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA, is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas. Bordered by 35th and 43rd Streets, Cottage Grove Avenue and Lake Shore Drive, The Oakland area was constructed between 1872 and 1905. Some of Chicago's great old homes may be seen on Drexel Boulevard. The late 19th-century Monument Baptist Church on Oakwood Blvd. is modeled after Boston's Trinity Church. Oakwood /41st Street Beach in Burnham Park is at 4100 S. Lake Shore Drive. (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 2020
Single Family 10.0%
Condominium 15.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 8.5%
Building with 5+ Units 66.6%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 95 160 95 53 64 28 42 53 54 47 56 44 37 42 44 42
Single Family 13 46 30 10 25 12 18 10 12 13 23 14 12 11 13 15
Condominium 76 103 59 39 35 14 14 38 32 32 28 22 21 26 26 25
Building with 2-4 Units 6 11 6 4 4 2 9 5 10 2 5 8 4 5 5 --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2


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 2020
All Residential Properties 7.6 12.7 7.6 4.2 5.1 2.2 3.3 4.2 5.1 4.8 6.0 4.7 3.9 4.3 4.5 4.2


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 2020
All Residential Properties 24.2% 12.5% 5.3% 3.8% 18.8% 17.9% 14.3% 13.2% 22.2% 34.0% 19.6% 20.5% 21.6% 16.7% 13.6% 7.1%
Single Family 7.7% 8.7% 6.7% -- 8.0% 25.0% 5.6% 20.0% 25.0% 38.5% 8.7% 21.4% 8.3% 18.2% 23.1% 6.7%
Condominium 28.9% 13.6% 3.4% 2.6% 22.9% 7.1% 7.1% 7.9% 12.5% 31.3% 32.1% 22.7% 28.6% 11.5% 7.7% --
Building with 2-4 Units -- 18.2% 16.7% 25.0% 50.0% 50.0% 33.3% 40.0% 50.0% 50.0% -- 12.5% 25.0% 40.0% 20.0% --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 1.1% -- 2.1% -- -- -- 2.4% -- 1.9% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Condominium 1.3% -- 3.4% -- -- -- 7.1% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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 2020
All Residential Properties 232 338 233 123 97 75 67 97 87 65 87 87 64 79 87 123
Single Family 68 114 81 41 43 36 35 30 33 27 40 46 25 29 34 49
Condominium 125 181 118 68 50 35 25 56 45 31 33 34 33 36 42 63
Building with 2-4 Units 34 41 31 14 3 4 7 10 7 7 14 7 6 12 11 7
Building with 5+ Units 5 2 3 -- 1 -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- 2 -- 4


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 2020
All Residential Properties 18.4 26.9 18.5 9.8 7.7 6.0 5.3 7.7 8.2 6.6 9.3 9.2 6.7 8.1 8.9 12.3


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 2020
All Residential Properties 6 13 24 28 38 48 35 48 23 22 12 15 10 13 13 3
Single Family 3 8 10 16 9 12 12 15 8 6 3 7 5 4 8 1
Condominium -- 1 5 9 21 29 21 31 15 14 9 6 5 8 5 1
Building with 2-4 Units 3 4 8 3 7 7 2 2 -- 2 -- 2 -- 1 -- 1
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 1 -- 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 2020
All Residential Properties 0.5 1.0 1.9 2.2 3.0 3.8 2.8 3.8 2.2 2.2 1.3 1.6 1.0 1.3 1.3 0.3


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 27.8%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 2 4 3 8 10 11 8 16 22 17 11 13 8 7 4 1
Single Family 2 3 1 4 5 2 4 2 4 6 2 1 1 3 2 --
Condominium -- -- -- 3 1 6 2 14 18 11 8 10 6 3 2 1
Building with 2-4 Units -- 1 2 1 3 2 2 -- -- -- 1 2 1 1 -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 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 2020
All Residential Properties 100.0% 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% 90.0% 90.9% 100.0% 87.5% 100.0% 82.4% 63.6% 84.6% 37.5% 28.6% 75.0% 100.0%
Single Family 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 80.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 83.3% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% --
Condominium -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 92.9% 100.0% 81.8% 62.5% 90.0% 33.3% -- 50.0% 100.0%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% -- -- -- 100.0% 50.0% -- -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 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 2020
All Residential Properties 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.6 1.1 2.1 1.4 0.7 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 7,227
Share of Population Aged under 18 32.1%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 36.3%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 22.5%
Share of Population Aged over 65 9.1%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 2.9%
Share of Population that is African American 91.0%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 4.2%
Share of Population that is Asian 1.0%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.0%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 3,233
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 40.9%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 23.3%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 22.7%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 13.1%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 24.7%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 3,233


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 19.1%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 80.9%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 50.6%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 45.4%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 46.4%