Real Estate Market Update for Cook County, IL
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Welcome to August's Market Update,. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of August. The number of active listings was down 11% from one year earlier, and down 7% from the previous month. This smaller inventory means that buyers who waited to buy may have had a smaller selection to choose from. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just under 230-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was down 11%. This lower number of days may signal a positive trend in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just over 220-thousand dollars. The number of units sold decreased 16% year-over-year, and decreased 10% month-over-month. Fewer sales could indicate an opportunity for buyers to negotiate better terms. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
Map Information for Cook County, IL
Area Information for Cook County, IL
  • Population: 5,211,232
  • Median Age: 34.9 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 29.91 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 3
  • Sales Tax: 8%
  • Population Density: 5,513/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: -3.08%
  • Closest Airport: Chicago Midway International
  • Closest College: Kendall College
  • Closest Jr. College: Cooking And Hospitality Institute
  • Median Household Income: $55,353
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 15.89%
  • Median Years in Residence: 2.96 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $155,000
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Chicago Black Hawks
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 20%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Cook County, IL
Median Age: 34.9 Married: 28% Number of Households: 2,003,200 Households with Children: 640,939
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Cook County, IL

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Field Park Elementary School 1.9 mi Public K-5 5 5
      Hollywood Elementary School 2.2 mi Public K-5 4-5 5
      Forest Hills Elementary School 2.4 mi Public K-5 4-5 5
      John Laidlaw Elementary School 2.6 mi Public K-5 5 5
      Word Of God Christian Academy 6.3 mi Private K-12 0 5
      Roosevelt School 6.6 mi Public 5-8 5 5
      Oliver W Holmes Elementary School 7.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 5
      Willard Elementary School 7.2 mi Public K-4 4-5 5
      St Nicholas Of Tolentine School 7.5 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      St Paul Lutheran School 7.9 mi Private K-8 0 5
      William Hatch Elementary School 7.9 mi Public K-5 4-5 5
      St Gall Elementary School 8.0 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 4
      Southwest Chicago Christian School 8.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Northwest Institute For Contemporary Learning Academy 8.7 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      St Germaine School 9.0 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Pathways In Education High School 9.2 mi Public - 0 5
      Kolmar Avenue Elementary School 9.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 5
      San Miguel-back Of The Yards 9.6 mi Catholic 6-8 0 5
      St Rita Of Cascia High School 9.7 mi Catholic 9-12 0 5
      Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School 9.8 mi Public 7-12 5 4
      Lawn Manor School 10.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-2 0 5
      St. Bernadette School 10.1 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Palos East Elementary School 10.2 mi Public K-5 4 5
      Academy Of St Benedict The African 10.3 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 4
      Grace English Lutheran School 10.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-7 0 4
      St Patrick High School 10.3 mi Catholic 9-12 0 4
      Palos South Middle School 10.5 mi Public 6-8 5 5
      St. Malachy School 10.6 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      North Center Handicapped Children 10.8 mi Private UNGRADE-UNGRADE 0 5
      Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School 11.1 mi Public 1-8 5 5
      St Gabriel Elementary School 11.3 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Antonia Pantoja High School 11.5 mi Private 10-12 0 0
      Chicago International Academy 11.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 5
      Esperanza School 11.6 mi Private 6-12 0 0
      Josephinum Academy 11.6 mi Catholic 9-12 0 4
      Union Ridge Elementary School 11.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-8 4 5
      Prairie Elementary School 12.0 mi Public K-3 5 5
      Plaid Academy 12.0 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Beard Elementary School 12.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-4 0 5
      Disney Ii Elementary School 12.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-6 4-5 5
      The Chicago Academy For The Arts 12.4 mi Private 9-12 0 5
      St Sava Academy 12.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      United Educational Cultural Academy 12.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Old St. Marys School 12.8 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-4 0 5
      Rosemont Elementary School 12.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-8 4-5 5
      St Cornelius Elementary School 12.9 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Skinner North Elementary School 13.1 mi Public K-6 5 5
      Rescue Missionary Christian School 13.1 mi Private K-8 0 5
      Delta Learning Center 13.4 mi Public 9-12 0 5
      Triple R Child Care Inc 13.5 mi Private K-K 0 5
      Drexel Learning Center 13.6 mi Private K-8 0 5
      St Benedict Elementary School 13.7 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      St Paul Lutheran School 14.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Blue Cap School 14.3 mi Private UNGRADE-UNGRADE 0 0
      Northside Learning Center 14.3 mi Public 9-12 0 4
      Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School 14.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Our Lady Of Lourdes 14.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Spaulding School 14.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-3 5 5
      Developmental Learning Program Dlp 14.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School 15.0 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Eugene Field Elementary School 15.1 mi Public K-5 4-5 5
      Lycee Francais De Chicago 15.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 5
      Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi 15.4 mi Private K-8 0 5
      John A Bannes Elementary School 15.5 mi Public K-5 4 5
      Brisk Academy-yeshivas Brisk 15.6 mi Private 9-12 0 5
      Southwest Christian School 15.7 mi Private K-8 0 5
      Niles Central 15.7 mi Public 9-12 0 5
      Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School 15.8 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      St Zachary Elementary School 16.1 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Plato Academy 16.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Immaculate Conception School - Exchange 16.5 mi Catholic K-8 0 0
      St Peter Elementary School 16.5 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Chicago Jewish Day School 16.7 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      St Margaret Mary Elementary School 17.0 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      New Convent Christian Academy 17.7 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Echo School 17.8 mi Public 1-12 0 5
      Rice Childrens Center 18.2 mi Public 3-8 0 5
      Henking Elementary School 18.4 mi Public PRESCHOOL-2 0 5
      St Paul Lutheran School 18.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Laren Montessori School 18.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-3 0 5
      Nathan Hale Elementary School 19.0 mi Public K-6 4-5 5
      Indian Grove Elementary School 20.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4-5 5
      Westgate Elementary School 20.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4-5 5
      Miner School 20.2 mi Public UNGRADE-UNGRADE 0 5
      Willowbrook Elementary School 20.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4-5 5
      Hoover Math And Science Academy 20.7 mi Public K-6 5 5
      Christian Heritage Academy 20.8 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 5
      Sieden Prairie Elementary School 20.9 mi Public K-5 4 5
      Maple School 21.2 mi Public 6-8 5 5
      Hyde Park Day School-north 21.3 mi Private 1-8 0 0
      Wescott Elementary School 21.9 mi Public 1-5 5 5
      Sacred Heart School 22.5 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Westmoor Elementary School 22.7 mi Public K-5 5 5
      J W Riley Elementary School 23.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4-5 5
      James Whitcomb Riley School 23.2 mi Public K-5 0 5
      St Thomas Of Villanova School 23.2 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Dayspring Montessori School 23.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 5
      Central School 23.3 mi Public 5-8 5 5
      St John Lutheran School 23.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Lansing Christian School 23.7 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: GreatSchools.org and Onboard Informatics © 2014
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