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Port Barrington

Port Barrington is a village in Lake and McHenry counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. It was formerly known as Fox River Valley Gardens. Fox River Valley Gardens' village board voted 4-3 in September 2002 to change the community's long name to Port Barrington. There was a fight over the town name when the new Riverwalk subdivision homeowners were sold homes with a Barrington (60010) village name and zip code. In 2002, when the town announced that it would change to "Fox River Valley Gardens", the new home values fell significantly and immediately. Some people trying to sell their homes at the time found themselves "underwater" (selling at a loss). This prompted citizens in the Riverwalk section of town to express their objection to what appeared to be a "bait and switch" in the town name and zip code as it affected home value. There were several tense town meetings where legal action was being considered by the new residents of the village. The population was 1,517 at the 2010 census, up from 788 in 2000. The town is a very active community. Winter has people snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice fishing and ice skating on village trails and lakes. In the summer, cyclists, runners, fishermen and boaters come from all over the area to this town. The Broken Oar and the Lake County Marina are the two largest attractions. Halloween tradition is to have children trick or treat on the Sunday before Halloween during the mid-day (11am to 3pm). This increases safety for kids and allows the adults to share a beverage and talk. It is a very fun tradition enjoyed by many. The McHenry County Sheriff has been a great supporter and monitor of the days events. At Christmas, the Santa parade rides through town with an escort of fire engines, McHenry County Sheriff and car loads of people throwing candy to kids waving from their homes and yards. (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.


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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.

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 53 38 25 21 20 23 17 21 29 33 23 34 26 46 30


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 8.8 6.3 4.2 3.5 3.3 3.8 2.8 3.5 4.8 5.5 3.8 5.7 4.3 7.7 5.0


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 7.5% 21.1% 16.0% 14.3% 20.0% -- -- -- 10.3% 6.1% -- 2.9% -- 4.3% 3.3%


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 1.9% 7.9% 12.0% 14.3% -- -- 5.9% 14.3% -- 3.0% -- -- -- 6.5% --


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 193 162 106 78 81 93 56 79 70 54 60 85 66 56 70


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 32.2 27.0 17.7 13.0 13.5 15.5 9.3 13.2 11.7 9.0 10.0 14.2 11.0 9.3 11.7


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 2 4 10 14 11 17 11 22 8 7 9 8 3 8 6


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 0.3 0.7 1.7 2.3 1.8 2.8 1.8 3.7 1.3 1.2 1.5 1.3 0.5 1.3 1.0


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 18.9%


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 1 -- 1 6 5 4 4 3 7 7 8 1 1 2 3


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 100.0% -- 100.0% 83.3% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 85.7% 100.0% 87.5% -- 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 0.2 -- 0.2 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.5 1.0 1.2 1.2 -- 0.2 0.3 0.5


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 1,676
Share of Population Aged under 18 22.3%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 36.0%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 34.5%
Share of Population Aged over 65 7.2%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 86.9%
Share of Population that is African American 0.6%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 8.8%
Share of Population that is Asian 2.7%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.0%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 571
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 2.8%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 10.0%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 23.3%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 63.9%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 1.0%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 571


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 89.5%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 10.5%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 23.9%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 46.7%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 26.3%