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South Chicago Heights

South Chicago Heights is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,139 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 71.3%
Condominium 0.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 13.9%
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
All Residential Properties 105 83 60 47 38 31 28 30 40 64 49 70 69 59 57
Single Family 98 76 56 39 34 29 27 26 36 53 45 70 66 57 47
Condominium 1 1 1 -- 1 -- -- -- 1 1 -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 6 6 1 8 3 2 1 2 2 7 3 -- 3 1 9
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- 2 1 3 1 -- -- 1 1


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 7.4 5.8 4.2 3.3 2.7 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.8 4.5 3.5 4.9 4.9 4.2 4.0


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 10.5% 10.8% 6.7% 14.9% 5.3% 12.9% 10.7% 13.3% 17.5% 17.2% 14.3% 5.7% 15.9% 16.9% 33.3%
Single Family 10.2% 9.2% 5.4% 10.3% 2.9% 10.3% 7.4% 7.7% 13.9% 5.7% 13.3% 5.7% 16.7% 15.8% 31.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 16.7% 33.3% -- 37.5% 33.3% 50.0% 100.0% -- 50.0% 71.4% -- -- -- -- 33.3%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 50.0% -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 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
All Residential Properties 1.0% -- 1.7% -- 2.6% 16.1% -- 10.0% 7.5% 7.8% 12.2% 15.7% 7.2% 10.2% 19.3%
Single Family 1.0% -- 1.8% -- 2.9% 13.8% -- 11.5% 5.6% 9.4% 13.3% 15.7% 7.6% 10.5% 21.3%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- 50.0% -- -- 50.0% -- -- -- -- -- 11.1%


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 311 242 204 116 93 58 59 57 63 72 70 60 85 57 57
Single Family 294 223 192 110 88 55 58 54 58 69 61 59 84 55 51
Condominium 2 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 15 17 7 6 4 2 -- 2 2 2 7 1 1 1 4
Building with 5+ Units -- 1 3 -- 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 -- -- 1 2


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 21.8 17.0 14.3 8.1 6.5 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.4 5.1 4.9 4.2 6.0 4.0 4.0


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 18 21 30 34 33 41 39 46 37 22 18 23 12 21 20
Single Family 16 18 25 33 31 38 34 45 37 21 16 23 11 20 20
Condominium -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 2 2 5 1 2 3 4 -- -- 1 2 -- -- 1 --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 1.3 1.5 2.1 2.4 2.3 2.9 2.7 3.2 2.6 1.5 1.3 1.6 0.8 1.5 1.4


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 22.9%


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 5 8 11 13 13 16 8 20 30 19 21 17 10 14 9
Single Family 4 6 10 9 13 15 7 18 29 18 21 17 10 12 8
Condominium -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 1 2 -- 4 -- 1 1 2 1 1 -- -- -- 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
All Residential Properties 80.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 94.7% 90.5% 88.2% 90.0% 85.7% 88.9%
Single Family 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 94.4% 90.5% 88.2% 90.0% 83.3% 87.5%
Condominium -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 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
All Residential Properties 0.3 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.6 1.4 2.1 1.3 1.3 1.1 0.6 0.8 0.6


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 4,076
Share of Population Aged under 18 29.5%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 29.7%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 28.0%
Share of Population Aged over 65 12.8%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 30.0%
Share of Population that is African American 24.5%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 42.3%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.0%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 3.2%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 1,467
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 29.4%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 29.6%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 30.7%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 10.3%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 24.2%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 1,467


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 67.1%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 32.9%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 25.6%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 77.0%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 42.9%