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Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States and is a suburb of Chicago. The population was 16,256 at the 2010 census. (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 35.5%
Condominium 47.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 0.1%
Building with 5+ Units 16.9%


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 440 294 218 145 137 171 180 253 304 264 303 295 271 280 280
Single Family 127 78 46 42 44 53 54 82 116 91 113 109 107 111 99
Condominium 303 214 168 99 92 113 123 166 184 170 189 179 156 164 174
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1
Building with 5+ Units 10 2 4 4 1 5 3 5 4 3 1 7 8 5 6


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 7.6 5.1 3.8 2.5 2.4 3.0 3.1 4.4 5.3 4.6 5.3 5.2 4.7 4.9 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 4.8% 5.4% 6.0% 13.1% 6.6% 14.0% 9.4% 9.1% 9.5% 9.8% 6.6% 6.1% 11.4% 13.2% 9.6%
Single Family 7.9% 6.4% 13.0% 11.9% 4.5% 9.4% 5.6% 6.1% 8.6% 9.9% 6.2% 2.8% 8.4% 9.9% 8.1%
Condominium 1.7% 5.1% 3.6% 10.1% 7.6% 14.2% 11.4% 10.2% 9.2% 8.2% 6.9% 5.0% 9.0% 12.8% 9.2%
Building with 5+ Units 60.0% -- 25.0% 100.0% -- 60.0% -- 20.0% 50.0% 100.0% -- 85.7% 100.0% 100.0% 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 1.6% 0.3% 0.9% 0.7% -- 0.6% -- 0.8% 1.3% -- 1.7% 0.3% 1.1% -- --
Condominium 2.0% 0.5% 1.2% 1.0% -- 0.9% -- 1.2% 2.2% -- 2.6% 0.6% 1.9% -- --
Building with 5+ 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
All Residential Properties 1,433 1,207 985 582 494 425 385 537 509 386 438 495 395 357 424
Single Family 582 527 444 324 337 303 285 355 303 227 273 311 227 204 238
Condominium 834 667 531 252 156 116 97 178 198 150 161 175 161 148 181
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- 1
Building with 5+ Units 17 13 10 6 1 5 3 4 8 8 4 9 7 5 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
All Residential Properties 24.8 20.9 17.1 10.1 8.6 7.4 6.7 9.3 8.9 6.7 7.7 8.7 6.9 6.2 7.4


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 30 43 74 141 172 204 181 145 86 47 29 22 26 20 17
Single Family 6 11 21 42 43 44 51 32 26 17 15 12 13 9 13
Condominium 24 32 53 99 129 158 127 111 59 30 14 10 12 11 4
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 2 3 2 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
All Residential Properties 0.5 0.7 1.3 2.4 3.0 3.5 3.1 2.5 1.5 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 17.9%


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 7 16 25 39 49 77 63 117 96 50 37 30 11 11 10
Single Family 2 -- 5 11 8 9 12 22 15 12 6 13 8 5 3
Condominium 5 16 20 28 41 68 51 93 81 38 31 16 3 6 7
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2 -- -- -- 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 100.0% 93.8% 100.0% 100.0% 98.0% 98.7% 92.1% 94.0% 87.5% 94.0% 78.4% 90.0% 72.7% 72.7% 60.0%
Single Family 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 91.7% 95.5% 86.7% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 80.0% 66.7%
Condominium 100.0% 93.8% 100.0% 100.0% 97.6% 98.5% 92.2% 93.5% 87.7% 92.1% 74.2% 81.3% 66.7% 66.7% 57.1%
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
All Residential Properties 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.8 1.3 1.0 1.9 1.5 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 16,137
Share of Population Aged under 18 25.7%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 34.1%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 24.4%
Share of Population Aged over 65 15.9%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 52.5%
Share of Population that is African American 2.2%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 36.1%
Share of Population that is Asian 8.7%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 0.6%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 5,694
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 13.4%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 22.7%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 29.6%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 34.4%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 10.2%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 5,694


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 67.6%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 32.4%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 34.2%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 44.0%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 37.3%