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Washington Park

Washington Park is a community area on the South Side of Chicago which includes the 372 acre (1.5 km²) park of the same name, stretching east-west from Cottage Grove Avenue to the Dan Ryan Expressway, and north-south from 51st Street to 63rd. It is home to the DuSable Museum of African American History. (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 2.6%
Condominium 13.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 16.9%
Building with 5+ Units 67.1%


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 323 333 212 154 99 110 116 114 113 117 99 95 110 116
Single Family 22 16 12 17 6 2 6 9 6 4 5 6 4 7
Condominium 225 251 158 100 69 64 77 69 71 54 62 45 55 45
Building with 2-4 Units 58 48 32 30 18 33 16 24 24 32 20 25 32 42
Building with 5+ Units 18 18 10 7 6 11 17 12 12 27 12 19 19 22


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 16.1 16.6 10.6 7.7 4.9 5.5 5.8 5.7 6.2 6.9 6.2 6.0 7.0 7.4


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 18.6% 14.7% 16.5% 28.6% 36.4% 52.7% 57.8% 51.8% 46.9% 47.9% 51.5% 50.5% 55.5% 52.6%
Single Family 22.7% 25.0% 41.7% 35.3% 66.7% -- 33.3% 55.6% 33.3% 100.0% 60.0% 33.3% 50.0% 14.3%
Condominium 11.6% 8.0% 8.9% 17.0% 30.4% 54.7% 49.4% 37.7% 32.4% 27.8% 45.2% 51.1% 52.7% 57.8%
Building with 2-4 Units 25.9% 22.9% 28.1% 46.7% 27.8% 36.4% 62.5% 66.7% 66.7% 40.6% 40.0% 40.0% 43.8% 28.6%
Building with 5+ Units 77.8% 77.8% 70.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 88.9% 100.0% 68.4% 84.2% 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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1.9% -- 1.9% 3.9% 20.2% 25.5% 26.7% 13.2% 15.0% 18.8% 12.1% 9.5% 5.5% 2.6%
Single Family -- -- 16.7% 11.8% 16.7% 100.0% 83.3% 22.2% 16.7% -- 20.0% 16.7% -- --
Condominium 1.8% -- 1.3% 3.0% 21.7% 34.4% 29.9% 17.4% 15.5% 25.9% 17.7% 11.1% 5.5% 4.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 3.4% -- -- 3.3% 22.2% 12.1% 18.8% 4.2% 16.7% 25.0% -- 12.0% 9.4% 2.4%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.3% -- -- -- -- --


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 653 691 473 213 103 70 55 77 91 71 88 94 114 125
Single Family 41 40 36 21 6 4 4 5 4 1 10 11 10 10
Condominium 397 452 287 126 52 28 16 28 51 25 34 22 36 35
Building with 2-4 Units 162 156 108 44 30 24 18 22 20 23 28 27 39 48
Building with 5+ Units 53 43 42 22 15 14 17 22 16 22 16 34 29 32


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 32.5 34.4 23.5 10.6 5.1 3.5 2.7 3.8 5.0 4.2 5.5 5.9 7.2 8.0


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 67 82 141 189 147 119 105 101 58 33 32 28 29 31
Single Family 10 4 17 11 14 6 3 5 2 -- -- 2 2 3
Condominium 34 47 85 130 94 69 66 66 37 18 21 19 14 14
Building with 2-4 Units 21 23 34 41 30 30 26 25 15 12 8 4 10 9
Building with 5+ Units 2 8 5 7 9 14 10 5 4 3 3 3 3 5


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 3.3 4.1 7.0 9.4 7.3 5.9 5.2 5.0 3.2 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.8 2.0


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 35 27 50 86 104 78 60 41 62 50 30 25 14 19
Single Family 1 3 4 4 5 7 2 2 3 1 2 1 1 2
Condominium 29 14 29 63 80 55 44 28 39 33 18 14 8 13
Building with 2-4 Units 5 8 15 16 18 10 7 7 17 12 9 8 5 4
Building with 5+ Units -- 2 2 3 1 6 7 4 3 4 1 2 -- --


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 97.1% 88.9% 100.0% 100.0% 99.0% 100.0% 91.7% 92.7% 96.8% 96.0% 93.3% 88.0% 92.9% 78.9%
Single Family 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Condominium 96.6% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 98.8% 100.0% 97.7% 96.4% 97.4% 100.0% 100.0% 92.9% 87.5% 84.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% 62.5% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 57.1% 85.7% 94.1% 100.0% 88.9% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 85.7% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% -- -- -- --


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 1.7 1.2 2.5 4.3 5.1 3.9 2.7 1.9 3.3 2.8 1.7 1.4 0.8 1.0