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South Deering

South Deering, located on Chicago's far South Side, is the largest of the 77 official community areas of that city. Primarily an industrial neighborhood, a small group of homes exists in the northeast corner and Lake Calumet takes up a large portion of the area. 80% of the community is zoned as industrial, natural wetlands, or parks. The remaining 20% is zoned for residential and small-scale commercial uses. (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

Data on the housing stock provides context about the underlying characteristics of a neighborhood’s housing market and helps in the interpretation of patterns and trends in property sales, mortgage lending activity, foreclosure filings, and completed auctions activity. Understanding an area's housing stock can help determine the appropriate targeted strategies for stabilizing local housing markets, preserving and creating affordable rental housing, and promoting neighborhood investment.

Housing Units by Property Type

The share of total housing units in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in rental buildings with five or more units.


Property Type 2018
Single Family 80.8%
Condominium 0.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 17.5%
Building with 5+ Units 1.6%


Property Sales Activity

Property sales data provide valuable information on the characteristics of neighborhood real estate markets, such as how active local residential property markets are, what types of properties are being purchased, how they are being acquired, who is buying them, and how much buyers are paying for properties.

Total Sales Activity

Total property sales activity in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, activity is broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 271 276 158 127 108 105 53 91 82 88 134 146 159 165
Single Family 244 251 146 118 98 97 45 86 76 81 127 136 149 155
Condominium -- 2 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 26 22 8 8 9 8 8 5 6 7 7 10 10 9
Building with 5+ Units 1 1 1 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1


Sales per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel sales activity allows for comparison of yearly sales activity across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 6.0 6.1 3.5 2.8 2.4 2.3 1.2 2.0 1.8 1.9 3.0 3.2 3.5 3.7


Share of Sales, Business Buyers

The share of residential property sales that were purchased by self-identified businesses in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, transactions are broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 14.8% 10.1% 19.6% 30.7% 28.7% 20.0% 9.4% 22.0% 29.3% 30.7% 42.5% 41.8% 32.7% 36.4%
Single Family 13.5% 10.0% 20.5% 33.1% 30.6% 19.6% 8.9% 20.9% 31.6% 30.9% 42.5% 43.4% 34.9% 37.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 26.9% 13.6% 12.5% -- -- 25.0% 12.5% 40.0% -- 28.6% 42.9% 20.0% -- 22.2%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --


Share of Sales, Extremely Low Value

The share of residential property sales that were purchased for less than $20,000 in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, transactions are broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1.8% 1.1% 0.6% 1.6% 25.9% 18.1% 15.1% 35.2% 32.9% 36.4% 41.0% 31.5% 23.3% 13.9%
Single Family 1.6% 1.2% 0.7% 1.7% 26.5% 16.5% 13.3% 36.0% 32.9% 34.6% 42.5% 30.9% 24.2% 14.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 3.8% -- -- -- 22.2% 37.5% 25.0% 20.0% 33.3% 57.1% 14.3% 40.0% 10.0% 11.1%


Mortgage Activity

Mortgage activity data measures the flow of mortgage credit into an area and is indicative of the level of lender investment. The level of mortgage activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas can be used to 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 within a geography.

Total Mortgage Activity

Total mortgage recordings in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total mortgage activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 957 979 678 399 268 178 116 134 152 121 108 113 145 159
Single Family 902 910 637 371 250 162 109 130 141 115 102 106 134 149
Condominium 1 2 4 -- 1 -- -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 53 65 36 27 16 15 7 4 9 6 6 7 10 9
Building with 5+ Units 1 2 1 1 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 1


Mortgages per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel mortgage activity allows for comparison of yearly mortgage activity across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 21.0 21.5 14.9 8.8 5.9 3.9 2.6 2.9 3.3 2.7 2.4 2.5 3.2 3.5


Foreclosure Filing Activity

Foreclosure filings data can be used to understand the number and density of foreclosure filings activity in different communities and to assess the cumulative impact of the foreclosure crisis on properties and housing units. The level of foreclosure filing activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas is an indicator of distress in a local housing market.

Total Foreclosure Filings Activity

Total foreclosure filings in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total foreclosure filing activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 114 111 155 175 154 138 149 129 100 87 77 67 67 61
Single Family 109 106 145 166 143 131 135 124 93 78 74 64 66 60
Condominium -- -- -- 1 1 -- 1 1 1 -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 5 5 10 8 10 7 13 4 5 9 3 2 1 1
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- 1 -- --


Foreclosure Filings per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel filings activity allows for comparison of yearly filings activity across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 2.5 2.4 3.4 3.8 3.4 3.0 3.3 2.8 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.4


Foreclosure Auctions

Completed foreclosure auctions data can be used to understand the flow year-over-year of REO properties into a market, how third-party demand at auction is different for different property types, and to understand the density of REO activity in a given year across geographies. The level of completed foreclosure auctions activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas is an indicator of distress in a local housing market and is related to high levels of foreclosure-related distressed property sales.

Total Auction Activity

Total foreclosure auction activity in a given year is available for all residential properties. In Cook County, this indicator is broken out separately for total foreclosure auction activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 34 36 44 73 77 52 42 47 63 53 64 59 37 29
Single Family 31 36 42 68 71 49 39 44 56 46 63 57 36 28
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 3 -- 2 5 6 3 3 3 6 7 1 2 1 1


Share of Auctions Resulting in REO

The share of foreclosure auctions resulting in REO in a given year is available for all residential properties. In Cook County, this indicator is broken out separately for REO activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 58.8% 77.8% 97.7% 100.0% 100.0% 98.1% 100.0% 100.0% 98.4% 96.2% 79.7% 79.7% 89.2% 79.3%
Single Family 61.3% 77.8% 97.6% 100.0% 100.0% 98.0% 100.0% 100.0% 98.2% 95.7% 79.4% 78.9% 88.9% 78.6%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 33.3% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%


REO per 100 Residential Parcels

Per-parcel REO allows for comparison of properties entering REO status across geographies.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.4 0.6 0.9 1.6 1.7 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.5