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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Cook County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 601,701

Renter-occupied housing units : 185,293

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 48,046

Renter-occupied housing units : 48,146

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 123,659

Renter-occupied housing units : 169,230

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 330,011

Renter-occupied housing units : 425,438


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Cook County, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 100,816

Householder 35 to 44 years : 176,926

Householder 45 to 54 years : 208,047

Householder 55 to 59 years : 92,801

Householder 60 to 64 years : 74,075

Householder 65 to 74 years : 78,419

Householder 75 years and over : 32,267

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 13,870

Householder 35 to 44 years : 20,465

Householder 45 to 54 years : 43,026

Householder 55 to 59 years : 33,536

Householder 60 to 64 years : 40,828

Householder 65 to 74 years : 79,406

Householder 75 years and over : 108,935


(updated 2013)



Rent Asked
(Cook County, Illinois)

Less than $100 : 410

$100 to $149 : 286

$150 to $199 : 646

$200 to $249 : 437

$250 to $299 : 374

$300 to $349 : 362

$350 to $399 : 552

$400 to $449 : 1,077

$450 to $499 : 991

$500 to $549 : 2,535

$550 to $599 : 2,783

$600 to $649 : 3,886

$650 to $699 : 5,486

$700 to $749 : 6,338

$750 to $799 : 5,661

$800 to $899 : 9,473

$900 to $999 : 6,976

$1,000 to $1,249 : 8,018

$1,250 to $1,499 : 4,743

$1,500 to $1,999 : 5,345

$2,000 or more : 4,198


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Cook County, Illinois)

Less than 10.0 percent : 25,796

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 59,982

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 99,401

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 95,330

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 87,200

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 66,747

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 48,839

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 68,480

50.0 percent or more : 222,909

Not computed : 53,423


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Cook County, Illinois)

Built 2010 or later : $393,500

Built 2000 to 2009 : $328,000

Built 1990 to 1999 : $266,400

Built 1980 to 1989 : $223,800

Built 1970 to 1979 : $183,600

Built 1960 to 1969 : $197,300

Built 1950 to 1959 : $195,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $183,700

Built 1939 or earlier : $225,500


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Cook County, Illinois: 61.6%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Cook County, Illinois

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 4,731 4,731 $769,180,348
  Two Family 117 234 $27,840,523
  Three and Four Family 259 970 $96,036,738
  Five or More Family 283 4,772 $396,648,634
  Total

5,390 10,707 $1,289,706,243
2000        
  Single Family 5,115 5,115 $872,099,384
  Two Family 87 174 $16,106,425
  Three and Four Family 340 1,109 $85,182,117
  Five or More Family 213 4,875 $314,777,704
  Total

5,755 11,273 $1,288,165,630
2001        
  Single Family 4,704 4,704 $878,794,451
  Two Family 95 190 $22,183,899
  Three and Four Family 194 648 $51,378,922
  Five or More Family 232 5,048 $345,404,413
  Total

5,225 10,590 $1,297,761,685
2002        
  Single Family 5,138 5,138 $1,066,723,044
  Two Family 157 314 $36,298,249
  Three and Four Family 282 1,061 $177,561,920
  Five or More Family 424 9,315 $958,602,372
  Total

6,001 15,828 $2,239,185,585
2003        
  Single Family 4,742 4,742 $1,042,270,027
  Two Family 120 240 $29,202,251
  Three and Four Family 289 943 $81,810,380
  Five or More Family 283 6,140 $476,975,002
  Total

5,434 12,065 $1,630,257,660
2004        
  Single Family 5,361 5,361 $1,245,866,755
  Two Family 111 222 $21,055,923
  Three and Four Family 473 1,523 $127,151,219
  Five or More Family 345 5,940 $526,282,629
  Total

6,290 13,046 $1,920,356,526
2005        
  Single Family 5,463 5,463 $1,284,681,103
  Two Family 147 294 $28,202,760
  Three and Four Family 637 2,064 $180,568,060
  Five or More Family 506 9,714 $841,678,433
  Total

6,753 17,535 $2,335,130,356
2006        
  Single Family 4,409 4,409 $1,138,020,444
  Two Family 137 274 $27,499,440
  Three and Four Family 541 1,731 $158,086,830
  Five or More Family 456 12,146 $1,034,717,165
  Total

5,543 18,560 $2,358,323,879


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Cook County, IL): $45,922
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Cook County): $154,300
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Cook County, Illinois

Utility Gas: 85.6%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.5%
Electricity: 10.6%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.5%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.9%
No Fuel Used: 0.9%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Cook County, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 12.9%
  • Juvenile facilities : 1.26%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 35.27%
  • Other institutional facilities : 1.24%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 30.65%
  • Military quarters : 0.02%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 18.66%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Cook County): $648
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Cook County): $986


(updated 2010)



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