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Woodlawn

Woodlawn, on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of Chicago's 77 community areas. It is bounded by Lake Michigan to the east, 60th Street to the north, Martin Luther King Drive to the west, and 67th Street to the south. Both Hyde Park Career Academy and the all-boys Catholic Mount Carmel High School are in this neighborhood; much of its eastern portion is occupied by Jackson Park. The Woodlawn section of the park includes the site of the planned Obama Presidential Center, an estimated $500 million investment. The northern edge of Woodlawn contains a portion of the campus of the University of Chicago. (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 2020
Single Family 6.8%
Condominium 16.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 30.9%
Building with 5+ Units 45.3%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 719 649 537 322 373 298 248 237 275 296 271 320 319 342 318 271
Single Family 99 100 43 33 39 36 43 28 38 31 40 41 52 50 39 38
Condominium 398 308 380 183 179 138 104 112 113 119 93 116 117 131 132 100
Building with 2-4 Units 199 222 99 95 140 114 79 79 108 116 112 135 133 136 127 108
Building with 5+ Units 23 19 15 11 15 10 22 18 16 30 26 28 17 25 20 25


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 2020
All Residential Properties 13.2 11.9 9.9 5.9 6.8 5.5 4.6 4.4 5.3 5.9 5.5 6.5 6.5 7.1 6.6 5.7


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 2020
All Residential Properties 14.6% 13.3% 12.1% 26.1% 35.9% 42.3% 45.6% 46.8% 42.2% 45.3% 47.6% 40.0% 38.6% 40.1% 42.1% 27.7%
Single Family 25.3% 14.0% 16.3% 18.2% 33.3% 36.1% 34.9% 39.3% 36.8% 38.7% 32.5% 31.7% 30.8% 34.0% 33.3% 13.2%
Condominium 10.6% 9.1% 7.4% 19.1% 27.9% 39.1% 41.3% 34.8% 24.8% 27.7% 30.1% 24.1% 34.2% 29.0% 42.4% 15.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 11.1% 13.5% 17.2% 34.7% 42.1% 43.9% 48.1% 54.4% 55.6% 53.4% 61.6% 46.7% 37.6% 43.4% 37.0% 33.3%
Building with 5+ Units 69.6% 73.7% 86.7% 90.9% 80.0% 90.0% 77.3% 100.0% 87.5% 90.0% 73.1% 85.7% 100.0% 92.0% 90.0% 76.0%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 1.5% 1.5% 1.3% 3.4% 22.0% 22.5% 18.5% 19.8% 15.3% 13.5% 8.9% 7.5% 5.3% 3.5% 4.1% 1.1%
Single Family 1.0% 7.0% -- 6.1% 15.4% 19.4% 27.9% 25.0% 28.9% 29.0% 20.0% 17.1% 11.5% 10.0% 12.8% 2.6%
Condominium 2.0% 1.0% 1.8% 4.4% 27.4% 30.4% 19.2% 23.2% 8.0% 10.9% 5.4% 6.0% 4.3% 2.3% 3.8% --
Building with 2-4 Units 1.0% -- -- 1.1% 19.3% 15.8% 17.7% 17.7% 18.5% 15.5% 9.8% 7.4% 3.8% 2.9% 2.4% 1.9%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 12.5% -- -- -- 5.9% -- -- --


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 2020
All Residential Properties 1,779 1,792 1,314 639 388 270 238 266 326 297 313 339 420 394 380 463
Single Family 273 305 185 103 60 53 54 36 62 44 58 59 87 64 57 84
Condominium 782 736 713 319 200 83 86 114 142 107 86 79 118 123 117 142
Building with 2-4 Units 659 686 361 177 105 112 75 84 96 107 131 161 173 162 167 206
Building with 5+ Units 65 65 55 40 23 22 23 32 26 39 38 40 42 45 39 31


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 2020
All Residential Properties 32.7 32.9 24.1 11.7 7.1 5.0 4.4 4.9 6.3 5.9 6.3 6.9 8.6 8.2 7.9 9.7


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 2020
All Residential Properties 161 213 371 433 318 318 254 227 156 116 100 87 69 89 63 28
Single Family 21 25 60 51 53 48 31 44 24 16 16 14 12 21 12 8
Condominium 62 95 153 210 149 136 134 104 70 58 49 33 30 24 16 5
Building with 2-4 Units 63 85 147 161 97 114 84 68 47 36 32 32 24 34 33 13
Building with 5+ Units 15 8 11 11 19 20 5 11 15 6 3 8 3 10 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 2020
All Residential Properties 3.0 3.9 6.8 7.9 5.8 5.8 4.7 4.2 3.0 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.8 1.3 0.6


Cumulative Foreclosure Filings Activity



Property Type 2020
All Residential Properties 48.0%


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 2020
All Residential Properties 40 64 141 221 252 173 88 100 134 121 94 63 49 47 27 4
Single Family 7 6 13 20 27 21 9 12 24 10 11 10 12 9 3 --
Condominium 14 37 69 97 131 91 40 60 58 63 46 29 19 16 14 3
Building with 2-4 Units 18 21 56 100 90 56 33 26 44 42 32 21 17 22 10 1
Building with 5+ Units 1 -- 3 4 4 5 6 2 8 6 5 3 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 2020
All Residential Properties 75.0% 98.4% 96.5% 98.6% 98.0% 94.2% 98.9% 93.0% 91.0% 91.7% 89.4% 69.8% 67.3% 70.2% 81.5% --
Single Family 57.1% 100.0% 92.3% 95.0% 100.0% 90.5% 100.0% 100.0% 87.5% 80.0% 81.8% 70.0% 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% --
Condominium 78.6% 100.0% 98.6% 100.0% 98.5% 95.6% 97.5% 95.0% 98.3% 92.1% 93.5% 75.9% 63.2% 68.8% 78.6% --
Building with 2-4 Units 83.3% 95.2% 94.6% 98.0% 96.7% 92.9% 100.0% 84.6% 84.1% 97.6% 84.4% 61.9% 64.7% 59.1% 80.0% --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 87.5% 66.7% 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% -- -- --


REO per 100 Residential Parcels


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
All Residential Properties 0.6 1.2 2.5 4.0 4.5 3.0 1.6 1.7 2.4 2.2 1.7 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.5 --


Population and Age

Population and Age


Indicator Value
Total Population 24,844
Share of Population Aged under 18 22.4%
Share of Population Aged 18 to 44 41.5%
Share of Population Aged 45 to 64 23.4%
Share of Population Aged over 65 12.7%


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is White 7.8%
Share of Population that is African American 82.7%
Share of Population that is Hispanic or Latino 3.4%
Share of Population that is Asian 3.6%
Share of Population that is Some Other Race 2.5%


Household Income

Household Income


Indicator Value
Total Households 10,652
Share of Households with Income Less than $25,000 46.9%
Share of Households with Income $25,000 to $50,000 19.4%
Share of Households with Income $50,000 to $100,000 21.2%
Share of Households with Income $100,000 or More 12.5%


Poverty Rate

Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level


Indicator Value
Share of Population that is under the Poverty Level 33.2%


Resident Tenure

Total Households


Indicator Value
Total Households 10,652


Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Owner-Occupied 24.1%


Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied


Indicator Value
Share of Households that are Renter-Occupied 75.9%


Cost Burdened Households

Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Owner-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 44.1%


Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of Renter-Occupied Households that are Cost-Burdened 61.1%


Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened


Indicator Value
Share of All Households that are Cost-Burdened 56.9%