Cook County, Illinois Real Estate Statistics

Home and Real Estate Statistics for Cook County, Illinois

Housing Units By Status

Total Housing Units

There are 2,180,359 total housing units. This is an increase of 84,238 units since the year 2000 when it had 2,096,121 total housing units. It's an increase of 158,526 units since the year 1990 when it had 2,021,833 total units. Cook County saw an increase of 74,288 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 2,180,359 total housing units, 90.18% are occupied home units, and 9.82% are vacant housing units.

Total Occupied Housing Units

There are 1,966,356 occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -7,825 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,974,181 occupied housing units. It's an increase of 86,868 units since the year 1990 when it had 1,879,488 occupied homes. Cook County saw an increase of 94,693 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Cook County's 1,966,356 occupied housing units, 43.6% are occupied with a loan or mortgage units, 41.83% are renter occupied housing units, and 15.11% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage home units.

Renter Occupied Housing Units

There are 822,499 renter occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -9,005 units since the year 2000 when it had 831,504 renter occupied housing units. It's a decrease of -14,085 units since the year 1990 when it had 836,584 renter occupied units. Cook County saw a decrease of -5,080 units between 1990 and 2000.

Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

There are 846,809 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

There are 297,048 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

Total Vacant Housing Units

There are 214,003 vacant housing units. This is an increase of 92,063 units since the year 2000 when it had 121,940 vacant homes. It's an increase of 71,658 units since the year 1990 when it had 142,345 vacant home units. There was a decrease of -20,405 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Cook County's 214,003 vacant housing units, 41.5% are for rent home units, 1.95% are rented - but not occupied homes, 16.77% are for sale homes, 2.87% are sold - but not occupied homes, 6.65% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use units, 0.2% are for migrant workers units, and 30.7% are listed as vacant other housing units.

Vacant Units Listed For Rent

Cook County has 87,844 for rent housing units. This is an increase of 41,229 units since the year 2000 when it had 46,615 for rent units. It's an increase of 8,632 units since the year 1990 when it had 79,212 for rent units. Cook County saw a decrease of -32,597 units between 1990 and 2000.

Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 4,180 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -9,633 units since the year 2000 when it had 13,813 rented - but not occupied units.

Vacant Units Listed For Sale

Cook County has 35,879 for sale housing units. This is an increase of 20,012 units since the year 2000 when it had 15,867 for sale housing units. It's an increase of 21,918 units since the year 1990 when it had 13,961 for sale home units. Cook County saw an increase of 1,906 units between 1990 and 2000.

Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 6,135 sold - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

There are 14,225 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is an increase of 7,501 units since the year 2000 when it had 6,724 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. It's an increase of 10,702 units since the year 1990 when it had 3,523 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use homes. There was an increase of 3,201 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

There are 43 for migrant workers housing units. This is a decrease of -75 units since the year 2000 when it had 118 for migrant workers housing units. It's a decrease of -17 units since the year 1990 when it had 60 for migrant workers home units. There was an increase of 58 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

Cook County has 65,697 listed as vacant other housing units. This is an increase of 26,894 units since the year 2000 when it had 38,803 listed as vacant other home units. It's an increase of 38,125 units since the year 1990 when it had 27,572 listed as vacant other units. There was an increase of 11,231 units between 1990 and 2000.