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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. Much of its eastern portion is occupied by Jackson Park. The Woodlawn section of the park includes the site of the planned Obama Presidential Library, 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

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 6.8%
Condominium 17.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 31.7%
Building with 5+ Units 43.6%


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


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 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


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 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%
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%
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%
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%
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%


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 1.5% 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%
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%
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%
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%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 12.5% -- -- -- 5.9% --


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


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 32.7 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


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 161 213 371 433 318 318 254 227 156 116 100 87 69 89
Single Family 21 25 60 51 53 48 31 44 24 16 16 14 12 21
Condominium 62 95 153 210 149 136 134 104 70 58 49 33 30 24
Building with 2-4 Units 63 85 147 161 97 114 84 68 47 36 32 32 24 34
Building with 5+ Units 15 8 11 11 19 20 5 11 15 6 3 8 3 10


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 3.0 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


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 40 64 141 221 252 173 88 100 134 121 94 63 49 47
Single Family 7 6 13 20 27 21 9 12 24 10 11 10 12 9
Condominium 14 37 69 97 131 91 40 60 58 63 46 29 19 16
Building with 2-4 Units 18 21 56 100 90 56 33 26 44 42 32 21 17 22
Building with 5+ Units 1 -- 3 4 4 5 6 2 8 6 5 3 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 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%
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%
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%
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%
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

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 0.6 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