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Stickney

Stickney is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The village is named for Alpheus Beede Stickney, a railroad executive who played a central role in establishing the Clearing Industrial District. The population was 6,786 at the 2010 census. It was well known in the 1920s and early 1930s as the home for several bordellos linked to mobster Al Capone's empire. The largest wastewater treatment plant in the world, the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant (Stickney WRP), is located within the village. This facility is operated by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. (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 68.1%
Condominium 5.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 5.3%
Building with 5+ Units 20.9%


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 170 134 83 51 68 74 72 85 106 122 88 100 102 100 96
Single Family 143 98 60 42 61 70 61 74 89 111 80 91 97 93 84
Condominium 21 26 20 9 6 4 9 9 11 6 3 6 2 4 7
Building with 2-4 Units 5 7 2 -- 1 -- 2 1 2 4 4 1 2 3 4
Building with 5+ Units 1 3 1 -- -- -- -- 1 4 1 1 2 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 8.1 6.4 3.9 2.4 3.2 3.5 3.4 4.0 5.0 5.8 4.2 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.6


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 8.8% 7.5% 9.6% 3.9% 10.3% 6.8% 12.5% 14.1% 12.3% 11.5% 4.5% 12.0% 11.8% 8.0% 8.3%
Single Family 9.1% 4.1% 6.7% 4.8% 9.8% 7.1% 11.5% 13.5% 12.4% 9.9% 3.8% 9.9% 11.3% 8.6% 6.0%
Condominium 9.5% 11.5% 15.0% -- 16.7% -- 11.1% 11.1% 9.1% -- -- 16.7% -- -- 28.6%
Building with 2-4 Units -- 28.6% -- -- -- -- 50.0% -- -- 75.0% 25.0% -- -- -- 25.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- 33.3% 100.0% -- -- -- -- 100.0% 25.0% -- -- 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 0.6% -- 1.2% -- 2.9% -- -- 2.4% 0.9% 0.8% -- 1.0% -- -- --
Single Family 0.7% -- 1.7% -- 1.6% -- -- 1.4% -- 0.9% -- 1.1% -- -- --
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 11.1% 9.1% -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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 578 552 368 196 162 137 126 178 182 167 168 189 176 155 193
Single Family 526 483 329 172 155 131 116 166 167 159 158 179 165 150 182
Condominium 29 42 26 14 6 5 5 8 6 8 3 6 4 2 6
Building with 2-4 Units 22 18 12 6 1 1 4 3 4 -- 6 1 4 3 4
Building with 5+ Units 1 9 1 4 -- -- 1 1 5 -- 1 3 3 -- 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
All Residential Properties 27.4 26.2 17.4 9.3 7.7 6.5 6.0 8.4 8.7 8.0 8.0 9.1 8.4 7.4 9.3


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 22 19 32 72 80 87 85 97 45 33 24 31 21 17 16
Single Family 21 18 29 66 71 81 77 81 43 30 24 31 19 13 14
Condominium -- -- 3 4 7 4 6 9 2 2 -- -- 1 2 1
Building with 2-4 Units 1 -- -- 2 1 1 2 4 -- 1 -- -- 1 2 1
Building with 5+ Units -- 1 -- -- 1 1 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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 1.0 0.9 1.5 3.4 3.8 4.1 4.0 4.6 2.1 1.6 1.1 1.5 1.0 0.8 0.8


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 25.3%


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 2 5 7 20 23 40 26 37 39 22 27 21 12 7 9
Single Family 2 5 7 18 20 36 18 34 31 20 25 19 12 7 6
Condominium -- -- -- 2 2 4 6 1 5 2 2 1 -- -- 1
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 2
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% 85.7% 100.0% 95.7% 95.0% 96.2% 100.0% 87.2% 95.5% 92.6% 81.0% 100.0% 57.1% 88.9%
Single Family -- 100.0% 85.7% 100.0% 95.0% 94.4% 100.0% 100.0% 83.9% 95.0% 92.0% 78.9% 100.0% 57.1% 83.3%
Condominium -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 83.3% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- -- 100.0%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- 100.0% -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- 100.0%
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 -- 0.2 0.3 0.9 1.0 1.8 1.2 1.8 1.6 1.0 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.4


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 6,679
Share of Population Aged under 18 27.2%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 39.0%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 22.3%
Share of Population Aged over 65 11.5%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 35.3%
Share of Population that is African American 0.5%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 61.4%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.3%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 2.5%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 2,251
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 16.7%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 23.3%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 35.8%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 24.2%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 8.1%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 2,251


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 78.0%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 22.0%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 28.1%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 64.1%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 34.8%