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West Pullman

West Pullman is a neighborhood located on the far south side of the city of Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago. West Pullman is not a part of the historic Pullman company town. It is bounded on the north by 115th Street, on the east by the former Illinois Central Railroad, on the south by the Calumet River and Riverdale, on the west by Calumet Park, Blue Island and Ashland Avenue. (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 70.6%
Condominium 0.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 21.3%
Building with 5+ Units 7.4%


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 945 726 558 337 378 352 202 244 352 285 276 308 379 447 433
Single Family 754 576 460 277 302 281 181 216 312 236 242 269 327 389 369
Condominium 18 -- 5 1 3 4 1 -- -- 1 4 5 5 1 3
Building with 2-4 Units 173 146 92 58 73 66 19 27 39 45 28 33 45 57 58
Building with 5+ Units -- 4 1 1 -- 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 2 -- 3


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 10.0 7.7 5.9 3.6 4.0 3.7 2.1 2.6 3.7 3.1 3.0 3.3 4.1 4.8 4.7


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 17.8% 16.7% 16.7% 31.8% 31.5% 37.5% 25.7% 35.7% 42.6% 45.6% 38.0% 37.3% 42.7% 41.6% 41.1%
Single Family 18.6% 16.5% 15.7% 31.4% 33.8% 37.0% 25.4% 36.1% 44.2% 47.0% 37.6% 38.7% 41.9% 41.6% 39.0%
Condominium 5.6% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20.0% -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 15.6% 17.8% 21.7% 32.8% 23.3% 40.9% 26.3% 29.6% 30.8% 37.8% 42.9% 30.3% 48.9% 42.1% 53.4%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 66.7% 100.0% 100.0% 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 0.8% 1.8% 1.3% 17.8% 48.4% 50.9% 48.5% 45.9% 44.6% 39.6% 32.2% 29.2% 25.3% 16.1% 15.5%
Single Family 0.9% 1.9% 1.1% 15.5% 45.0% 45.6% 47.5% 42.6% 41.7% 36.4% 30.2% 28.6% 26.6% 15.7% 15.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 0.6% -- 2.2% 29.3% 64.4% 75.8% 63.2% 74.1% 69.2% 57.8% 53.6% 39.4% 20.0% 19.3% 15.5%
Building with 5+ Units -- 50.0% -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- 33.3% 50.0% -- -- -- --


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 2,762 2,342 1,891 950 559 381 282 286 395 300 292 282 336 381 432
Single Family 2,320 1,983 1,655 847 517 351 266 268 372 284 266 257 295 341 379
Condominium 25 5 13 6 5 8 3 1 8 3 9 10 9 2 4
Building with 2-4 Units 408 349 212 93 36 21 12 17 15 12 17 15 28 37 48
Building with 5+ Units 9 5 11 4 1 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- 4 1 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 29.3 24.8 20.0 10.1 5.9 4.0 3.0 3.0 4.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.6 4.1 4.7


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 342 489 556 586 432 388 330 426 260 192 190 199 163 163 139
Single Family 289 391 453 472 366 337 295 367 230 169 173 186 147 147 125
Condominium 1 -- 1 1 -- 1 -- 3 2 3 -- 2 2 -- 4
Building with 2-4 Units 52 98 99 110 64 49 34 52 26 18 17 11 14 16 10
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 3 3 2 1 1 4 2 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 3.6 5.2 5.9 6.2 4.6 4.1 3.5 4.5 2.8 2.1 2.0 2.1 1.8 1.8 1.5


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2019
All Residential Properties 39.2%


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 136 182 266 289 264 174 113 156 208 168 140 134 120 112 74
Single Family 122 147 204 224 208 150 100 145 169 143 123 123 112 103 64
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 2 -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 14 35 62 63 56 23 13 11 39 23 16 9 6 9 10
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 2 -- 1 -- -- -- 2 1 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 69.9% 86.8% 97.0% 98.6% 99.6% 97.7% 99.1% 98.1% 93.8% 81.5% 83.6% 90.3% 82.5% 83.0% 86.5%
Single Family 68.9% 85.7% 96.1% 98.7% 99.5% 97.3% 99.0% 97.9% 92.3% 79.7% 81.3% 89.4% 83.9% 82.5% 85.9%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% 50.0% -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 78.6% 91.4% 100.0% 98.4% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 91.3% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 88.9% 90.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 100.0% -- 100.0% -- -- -- 100.0% 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 1.0 1.7 2.7 3.0 2.8 1.8 1.2 1.6 2.1 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.7


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 27,028
Share of Population Aged under 18 24.7%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 34.8%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 24.6%
Share of Population Aged over 65 15.9%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 0.8%
Share of Population that is African American 91.6%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 5.7%
Share of Population that is Asian 0.0%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 1.9%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 9,129
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 30.4%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 25.6%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 26.2%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 17.8%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 22.9%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 9,129


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 63.7%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 36.3%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 33.1%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 63.7%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 43.5%