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Dallas, Texas
Chicago, Illinois
USA
HOUSING COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
The median age of a home in Chicago is 81.1% older than the median age of a home in Dallas.
Homes are 5.7% less likely to be rented in Chicago than in Dallas.
HOUSING
 Dallas, TXChicago, ILUnited States
 Median Home Age376737
 Median Home Cost$148,100$208,900$185,800
 Home Appr. Last 12 months9.61%3.47%3.74%
 Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.25.12%0.70%16.02%
 Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.31.79%-12.47%-0.68%
 Property Tax Rate$20.90$21.39$11.80
 Homes Owned38.17%38.58%56.34%
 Housing Vacant11.15%13.62%12.45%
 Homes Rented50.68%47.81%31.21%
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 AVG RENT FOR HOME OR APARTMENT
 Dallas, TXChicago, ILUnited States
 Studio Apartment$650$850$712
 1 Bedroom Home or Apartment$776$979$825
 2 Bedroom Home or Apartment$962$1,139$1,027
 3 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,304$1,453$1,379
 4 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,650$1,711$1,601
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 VACANT HOUSING
 Dallas, TXChicago, ILUnited States
 Vacant For Rent5.53%3.90%2.34%
 Vacant Rented0.94%0.44%0.46%
 Vacant For Sale0.74%1.28%1.20%
 Vacant Sold0.34%0.46%0.46%
 Vacant Vacation0.43%1.13%3.97%
 Vacant Other3.18%6.40%4.02%
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 OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING VALUE
 Dallas, TXChicago, ILUnited States
 Less Than $20,0002.28%2.74%4.57%
 $20,000 to $39,9993.26%1.26%3.37%
 $40,000 to $59,9998.45%2.28%4.19%
 $60,000 to $79,99911.55%3.61%5.74%
 $80,000 to $99,99911.29%5.40%6.79%
 $100,000 to $149,99915.14%14.40%15.19%
 $150,000 to $199,9998.52%15.01%14.69%
 $200,000 to $299,99913.21%22.52%18.15%
 $300,000 to $399,99910.18%13.75%10.43%
 $400,000 to $499,9995.04%6.34%5.70%
 $500,000 to $749,9995.47%7.15%6.39%
 $750,000 to $999,9992.65%2.34%2.41%
 $1,000,000 or more2.95%3.22%2.39%
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 HOUSING UNITS BY YEAR BUILT
 Dallas, TXChicago, ILUnited States
 2010 and newer2.20%0.99%2.03%
 2000 to 200911.87%8.21%14.63%
 1990 to 19999.64%4.21%14.01%
 1980 to 198918.02%3.98%13.70%
 1970 to 197918.70%7.21%15.66%
 1960 to 19699.64%4.21%14.01%
 1950 to 195913.98%12.17%10.63%
 1940 to 19495.81%8.83%5.25%
 1939 or Earlier6.28%44.79%13.09%
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