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Pullman

Pullman, one of Chicago's 77 defined community areas, is a neighborhood located on the city's South Side. Twelve miles from the Chicago Loop, Pullman is situated adjacent to Lake Calumet. The area known as Pullman encompasses a much wider area than its two historic areas (the older historic area is often referred to as "Pullman" and is a Chicago Landmark district and a National Monument. The northern annex historic area is usually referred to as "North Pullman"). The development built by the Pullman Company is bounded by 103rd Street on the North, 115th Street on the South, the railroad tracks on the East and Cottage Grove on the West. Since the late 20th century, the Pullman neighborhood has been gentrifying. Many residents are involved in the restoration of their own homes, and projects throughout the district as a whole. Walking tours of Pullman are available. Pullman has many historic and architecturally significant buildings; among these are the Hotel Florence; the Arcade Building, which was destroyed in the 1920s; the Clock Tower and Factory, the complex surrounding Market Square, and Greenstone Church. In the adjacent Kensington neighborhood of the nearby Roseland district is the home of one of the many beautiful churches in Chicago built in Polish Cathedral style, the former church of St. Salomea. It is now used by Salem Baptist Church of Chicago. In a contest sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Pullman was one of seven sites nominated for the Illinois Seven Wonders. (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 64.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 21.1%
Building with 5+ Units 14.4%


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 167 124 116 58 75 44 43 48 63 80 79 64 82 98 112 61
Single Family 130 100 104 47 65 40 35 43 53 70 68 57 67 84 104 54
Building with 2-4 Units 34 21 10 11 9 4 8 5 10 9 10 7 13 14 8 7
Building with 5+ Units 3 3 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- 1 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 8.2 6.1 5.7 2.9 3.7 2.2 2.1 2.4 3.1 4.0 3.9 3.2 4.1 4.9 5.6 3.0


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 2020
All Residential Properties 10.2% 18.5% 16.4% 32.8% 28.0% 18.2% 34.9% 35.4% 33.3% 38.8% 38.0% 35.9% 30.5% 33.7% 40.2% 31.1%
Single Family 9.2% 15.0% 16.3% 31.9% 26.2% 17.5% 37.1% 39.5% 34.0% 38.6% 36.8% 36.8% 31.3% 33.3% 39.4% 25.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 8.8% 33.3% 20.0% 36.4% 33.3% 25.0% 25.0% -- 30.0% 33.3% 40.0% 28.6% 15.4% 35.7% 50.0% 71.4%
Building with 5+ Units 66.7% 33.3% -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- 100.0% 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 -- -- 0.9% 3.4% 26.7% 27.3% 11.6% 18.8% 31.7% 31.3% 19.0% 15.6% 9.8% 10.2% 7.1% 3.3%
Single Family -- -- 1.0% 2.1% 23.1% 22.5% 11.4% 14.0% 28.3% 28.6% 19.1% 14.0% 9.0% 11.9% 7.7% 1.9%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- 9.1% 55.6% 75.0% 12.5% 60.0% 50.0% 55.6% 20.0% 28.6% 15.4% -- -- 14.3%


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 534 442 392 167 127 87 65 92 113 81 82 72 95 112 103 94
Single Family 459 374 353 139 113 78 55 82 102 73 75 62 84 86 94 90
Building with 2-4 Units 72 67 33 27 12 9 5 8 10 8 7 9 10 19 8 4
Building with 5+ Units 3 1 6 1 2 -- 5 2 1 -- -- 1 1 7 1 --


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 26.3 21.8 19.3 8.2 6.3 4.3 3.2 4.5 5.6 4.0 4.1 3.6 4.7 5.6 5.1 4.7


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 2020
All Residential Properties 60 72 78 92 64 92 64 65 45 40 35 26 45 47 23 15
Single Family 51 61 67 67 57 82 56 56 40 30 31 23 40 41 21 15
Building with 2-4 Units 9 11 11 24 7 10 8 9 5 9 4 2 5 6 1 --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- 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 3.0 3.5 3.8 4.5 3.2 4.5 3.2 3.2 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.3 2.2 2.3 1.1 0.7


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 32.0%


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 18 27 32 29 48 20 14 29 30 38 30 25 12 27 21 2
Single Family 14 22 28 23 40 15 13 26 28 33 28 19 12 26 21 1
Building with 2-4 Units 4 5 4 5 8 5 1 3 2 5 2 6 -- 1 -- 1
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 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 72.2% 77.8% 93.8% 96.6% 100.0% 100.0% 92.9% 93.1% 96.7% 78.9% 86.7% 92.0% 75.0% 85.2% 66.7% 50.0%
Single Family 64.3% 81.8% 92.9% 95.7% 100.0% 100.0% 92.3% 92.3% 96.4% 78.8% 85.7% 89.5% 75.0% 84.6% 66.7% 100.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% 60.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 80.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 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 0.6 1.0 1.5 1.4 2.4 1.0 0.6 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.4 1.1 0.7 --


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 6,840
Share of Population Aged under 18 18.4%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 36.8%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 29.2%
Share of Population Aged over 65 15.6%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 10.0%
Share of Population that is African American 81.1%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 5.5%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.1%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 3.3%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 3,147
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 29.6%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 29.3%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 28.7%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 12.4%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 19.0%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 3,147


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 43.5%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 56.5%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 23.6%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 47.9%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 37.1%