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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. 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

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 70.9%
Condominium 0.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 21.5%
Building with 5+ Units 6.9%


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


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 10.0 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


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 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%
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%
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%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 66.7% 100.0% 100.0% 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 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%
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%
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%
Building with 5+ Units -- 50.0% -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- 33.3% 50.0% -- -- --


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 2,762 2,342 1,891 950 559 381 282 286 395 300 292 282 336 381
Single Family 2,320 1,983 1,655 847 517 351 266 268 372 284 266 257 295 341
Condominium 25 5 13 6 5 8 3 1 8 3 9 10 9 2
Building with 2-4 Units 408 349 212 93 36 21 12 17 15 12 17 15 28 37
Building with 5+ Units 9 5 11 4 1 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- 4 1


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 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


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 342 489 556 586 432 388 330 426 260 192 190 199 163 163
Single Family 289 391 453 472 366 337 295 367 230 169 173 186 147 147
Condominium 1 -- 1 1 -- 1 -- 3 2 3 -- 2 2 --
Building with 2-4 Units 52 98 99 110 64 49 34 52 26 18 17 11 14 16
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 3 3 2 1 1 4 2 2 -- -- -- --


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 3.6 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


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 136 182 266 289 264 174 113 156 208 168 140 134 120 112
Single Family 122 147 204 224 208 150 100 145 169 143 123 123 112 103
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 2 --
Building with 2-4 Units 14 35 62 63 56 23 13 11 39 23 16 9 6 9
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 2 -- 1 -- -- -- 2 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 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%
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%
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%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 100.0% -- 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 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