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Richton Park

Richton Park is a village and a southern suburb of Chicago, located in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 13,646 at the 2010 census. The community was named after a Richton in Vermont, the native home of a first settler. (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 67.8%
Condominium 4.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 0.8%
Building with 5+ Units 26.7%


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 344 312 231 121 135 134 110 150 186 170 167 183 245 196 183
Single Family 305 289 217 113 126 125 104 140 174 159 157 176 224 185 166
Condominium 37 22 14 8 9 8 6 10 12 11 10 7 17 10 11
Building with 2-4 Units -- 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3
Building with 5+ Units 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4 1 3


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 9.0 8.1 6.0 3.2 3.5 3.5 2.9 3.9 4.9 4.4 4.4 4.8 6.4 5.1 4.8


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 6.7% 4.5% 4.3% 7.4% 11.9% 20.1% 22.7% 30.0% 48.9% 46.5% 37.1% 30.1% 41.6% 24.5% 28.4%
Single Family 7.2% 4.5% 4.6% 8.0% 11.9% 20.8% 22.1% 30.7% 51.1% 49.1% 38.2% 30.7% 42.9% 24.9% 27.7%
Condominium -- 4.5% -- -- 11.1% -- 33.3% 20.0% 16.7% 9.1% 20.0% 14.3% 17.6% 10.0% 27.3%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units 50.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 75.0% 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
All Residential Properties -- -- -- -- 5.2% 3.7% 3.6% 8.7% 8.6% 2.9% 7.8% 6.6% 4.1% 2.6% 2.7%
Single Family -- -- -- -- 2.4% 3.2% 2.9% 5.7% 4.6% 3.1% 4.5% 5.1% 2.2% 1.6% 1.2%
Condominium -- -- -- -- 44.4% 12.5% 16.7% 50.0% 66.7% -- 60.0% 42.9% 29.4% 20.0% 27.3%


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
All Residential Properties 1,207 1,123 810 393 302 228 186 262 301 246 221 263 286 254 255
Single Family 1,131 1,074 776 366 292 222 177 252 289 241 218 259 274 252 245
Condominium 69 45 32 20 9 6 6 7 10 5 3 3 5 -- 4
Building with 2-4 Units 2 1 -- 3 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 3
Building with 5+ Units 5 3 2 4 -- -- 2 3 2 -- -- 1 7 1 3


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 31.5 29.3 21.1 10.3 7.9 5.9 4.9 6.8 7.9 6.4 5.8 6.9 7.5 6.6 6.6


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 157 192 218 258 193 245 217 264 179 130 122 110 108 110 85
Single Family 153 181 204 249 184 233 208 255 174 126 118 106 105 106 82
Condominium 4 9 14 9 8 11 9 8 5 4 3 4 3 4 3
Building with 5+ Units -- 2 -- -- 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
All Residential Properties 4.1 5.0 5.7 6.7 5.0 6.4 5.7 6.9 4.7 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.2


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 43.4%


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 46 65 74 93 91 72 49 96 91 99 80 61 59 50 39
Single Family 45 63 68 86 88 69 48 91 88 94 75 59 59 48 36
Condominium 1 2 6 7 2 3 1 5 3 5 5 2 -- 2 3
Building with 2-4 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
All Residential Properties 87.0% 98.5% 100.0% 100.0% 98.9% 100.0% 95.9% 99.0% 95.6% 89.9% 88.8% 90.2% 74.6% 80.0% 74.4%
Single Family 86.7% 98.4% 100.0% 100.0% 98.9% 100.0% 95.8% 98.9% 95.5% 89.4% 89.3% 89.8% 74.6% 79.2% 77.8%
Condominium 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 80.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 33.3%
Building with 2-4 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
All Residential Properties 1.0 1.7 1.9 2.4 2.3 1.9 1.2 2.5 2.3 2.3 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.8


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 13,504
Share of Population Aged under 18 21.0%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 34.6%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 32.6%
Share of Population Aged over 65 11.8%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 9.2%
Share of Population that is African American 85.5%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 2.8%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.8%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.7%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 4,837
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 24.5%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 17.1%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 31.8%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 26.6%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 15.5%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 4,837


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 56.4%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 43.6%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 31.7%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 54.4%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 41.5%