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Summit

Summit (or Summit-Argo) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 11,054 at the 2010 census. The village is arguably best known as the setting to Ernest Hemingway's 1927 short story "The Killers". (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 46.2%
Condominium 0.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 45.1%
Building with 5+ Units 8.2%


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 211 148 66 38 67 73 85 94 111 96 87 92 116 100 86
Single Family 139 105 45 25 47 46 53 78 82 73 61 71 78 69 57
Condominium 2 1 1 -- 1 2 -- 1 1 2 -- 2 2 2 2
Building with 2-4 Units 69 41 20 13 19 25 30 15 27 21 25 18 35 28 25
Building with 5+ Units 1 1 -- -- -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 1 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
All Residential Properties 9.0 6.3 2.8 1.6 2.8 3.1 3.6 4.0 4.7 4.1 3.7 4.0 5.0 4.3 3.7


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 4.7% 10.1% 9.1% 2.6% 10.4% 9.6% 14.1% 7.4% 8.1% 7.3% 11.5% 14.1% 16.4% 15.0% 16.3%
Single Family 5.0% 9.5% 4.4% 4.0% 10.6% 6.5% 11.3% 5.1% 6.1% 4.1% 13.1% 12.7% 16.7% 11.6% 8.8%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- 50.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- 50.0% -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 4.3% 12.2% 20.0% -- 10.5% 12.0% 16.7% 20.0% 11.1% 19.0% 8.0% 16.7% 11.4% 21.4% 32.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- 50.0% -- 100.0% -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0%


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 0.5% -- -- -- 6.0% 2.7% 4.7% 4.3% 3.6% 2.1% -- -- 0.9% 2.0% 1.2%
Single Family 0.7% -- -- -- 2.1% -- 1.9% 2.6% 4.9% 2.7% -- -- 1.3% 1.4% 1.8%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- 15.8% 8.0% 10.0% 13.3% -- -- -- -- -- 3.6% --


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 676 614 387 209 142 90 93 114 120 128 116 124 161 139 131
Single Family 476 472 291 163 110 71 72 93 85 107 91 97 115 104 84
Condominium 4 2 6 1 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- 1 3
Building with 2-4 Units 191 136 90 44 31 19 20 20 34 21 24 26 45 32 42
Building with 5+ Units 5 4 -- 1 -- -- 1 1 -- -- 1 1 1 2 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 28.7 26.1 16.4 8.9 6.0 3.8 3.9 4.8 5.1 5.5 5.0 5.3 6.9 6.0 5.6


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 21 40 59 87 106 120 84 108 57 30 21 27 19 16 20
Single Family 18 26 39 58 72 94 68 85 48 20 17 20 17 13 18
Condominium -- 1 -- 1 3 5 2 1 1 1 -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 3 13 20 27 31 19 14 22 8 9 4 7 2 3 2
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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 0.9 1.7 2.5 3.7 4.5 5.1 3.6 4.6 2.4 1.3 0.9 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.9


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 27.0%


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
All Residential Properties 3 7 16 32 54 43 40 50 42 30 28 22 15 13 7
Single Family 3 7 9 20 40 24 30 40 34 24 22 20 12 10 7
Condominium -- -- -- -- 1 2 -- 2 -- -- 1 -- -- 1 --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 7 12 13 17 10 8 8 5 5 2 3 2 --
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 100.0% 57.1% 93.8% 96.9% 98.1% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 90.5% 80.0% 89.3% 77.3% 60.0% 100.0% 71.4%
Single Family 100.0% 57.1% 100.0% 100.0% 97.5% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 94.1% 83.3% 86.4% 80.0% 66.7% 100.0% 71.4%
Condominium -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% -- -- 100.0% -- -- 100.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 85.7% 91.7% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 60.0% 100.0% 50.0% 33.3% 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 0.1 0.2 0.6 1.3 2.2 1.8 1.7 2.1 1.6 1.0 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.2


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 11,260
Share of Population Aged under 18 32.1%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 36.3%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 21.7%
Share of Population Aged over 65 9.9%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 13.7%
Share of Population that is African American 7.5%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 74.4%
Share of Population that is Asian 3.3%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.1%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 3,326
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 22.5%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 28.7%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 31.8%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 17.0%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 17.3%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 3,326


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 50.7%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 49.3%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 35.3%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 44.8%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 39.9%