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Uptown

Uptown is one of Chicago, Illinois’ 77 community areas. Uptown's boundaries are Foster Avenue on the north; Lake Michigan on the east; Montrose (Ravenswood to Clark), and Irving Park (Clark Street to Lake Michigan) on the south; Ravenswood (Foster to Montrose), and Clark (Montrose to Irving Park) on the west. To the north is Edgewater, to the west is Lincoln Square, and to the south is Lake View. (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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »


Property Type 2018
Single Family 2.9%
Condominium 40.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 6.0%
Building with 5+ Units 50.8%


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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1,643 1,426 1,302 954 681 507 455 648 884 868 877 1,100 1,315 1,137
Single Family 52 52 56 36 30 18 24 41 44 50 36 60 64 54
Condominium 1,547 1,318 1,200 887 634 470 403 559 777 768 799 993 1,201 1,027
Building with 2-4 Units 27 37 27 21 12 15 17 24 34 32 23 26 29 35
Building with 5+ Units 17 19 19 10 5 4 11 24 29 18 19 21 21 21


Sales per 100 Residential Parcels

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


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 10.2 8.8 8.1 5.9 4.2 3.1 2.8 4.0 6.4 6.1 6.3 7.9 9.4 8.2


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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 5.0% 6.9% 4.2% 5.7% 3.5% 7.3% 11.9% 11.9% 9.4% 8.5% 7.4% 10.5% 24.2% 18.1%
Single Family 5.8% 9.6% 5.4% 13.9% -- -- 8.3% 14.6% 15.9% 18.0% 27.8% 11.7% 10.9% 5.6%
Condominium 3.9% 5.4% 2.6% 4.1% 2.5% 6.4% 9.4% 7.7% 5.0% 5.3% 3.9% 7.8% 23.3% 16.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 18.5% 18.9% 14.8% 19.0% 25.0% 20.0% 17.6% 25.0% 32.4% 31.3% 26.1% 38.5% 34.5% 40.0%
Building with 5+ Units 82.4% 78.9% 89.5% 90.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 91.7% 89.7% 77.8% 94.7% 100.0% 100.0% 90.5%


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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1.2% 0.5% 1.5% 1.4% 0.3% 2.0% 1.5% 0.8% 0.7% 0.8% 0.2% 0.6% 0.3% 0.4%
Single Family -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.9%
Condominium 1.2% 0.5% 1.6% 1.5% 0.3% 2.1% 1.7% 0.9% 0.6% 0.9% 0.3% 0.7% 0.3% 0.3%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4% -- -- -- -- --


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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 4,003 3,770 3,363 2,392 2,200 1,777 1,451 2,086 1,948 1,291 1,537 1,854 1,519 1,243
Single Family 245 222 204 156 190 190 163 222 149 108 119 174 134 97
Condominium 3,535 3,312 2,961 2,046 1,889 1,486 1,146 1,684 1,625 1,057 1,283 1,524 1,263 1,035
Building with 2-4 Units 163 165 134 98 72 61 76 97 98 66 74 83 59 58
Building with 5+ Units 60 71 64 92 49 40 66 83 76 60 61 73 63 53


Mortgages per 100 Residential Parcels

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


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 24.8 23.4 20.9 14.8 13.6 11.0 9.0 12.9 14.0 9.1 11.0 13.3 10.9 8.9


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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 52 85 136 142 234 280 260 261 146 88 47 55 50 44
Single Family 1 7 4 4 16 12 10 11 8 5 2 5 2 4
Condominium 45 76 127 127 191 249 222 238 129 73 43 43 41 37
Building with 2-4 Units 3 1 2 8 18 13 11 9 5 8 1 5 5 --
Building with 5+ Units 3 1 3 3 9 6 17 3 4 2 1 2 2 3


Foreclosure Filings per 100 Residential Parcels

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


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.9 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3


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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 9 12 33 69 60 99 83 112 128 82 58 52 16 21
Single Family -- 2 1 2 1 6 4 -- 2 2 2 4 1 1
Condominium 9 10 32 63 56 87 73 106 122 77 56 46 14 20
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- 1 3 6 3 2 3 3 -- 1 1 --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 3 -- -- 3 4 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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 88.9% 91.7% 100.0% 100.0% 93.3% 96.0% 96.4% 93.8% 88.3% 79.3% 84.5% 69.2% 37.5% 42.9%
Single Family -- 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% -- 100.0%
Condominium 88.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 94.6% 95.4% 97.3% 93.4% 88.5% 79.2% 83.9% 71.7% 42.9% 40.0%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% 66.7% 66.7% -- -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties -- 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.3 -- 0.1