Illinois law allows back rent to be included in an eviction court case, and while only a claim and not proven, the amount sought is generally considered to be an acceptable proxy for back rent owed. Eviction case filings do not distinguish between tenants who could not pay their rent and those who legally withheld their rent (for repairs or other allowed reasons). This distinction may only come to light if tenants are able to assert their rights in court.

Back Rent Sought (median) presented with eviction filing rate. Select "2010" to display 2010 values, "2017" for 2017 values, or "Avg" to display 8-year averages (this is the default display).

Community Area 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Community Area
Rogers Park $2199 $2165 $2060 $2008 $2042 $2122 $2157 $2190 Rogers Park
Norwood Park $2487 $2088 $2100 $3126 $2530 $2379 $2200 $3321 Norwood Park
Jefferson Park $2500 $2280 $1875 $1800 $2272 $1800 $2762 $2486 Jefferson Park
Forest Glen $2200 $3611 $3529 $2732 $1600 $2000 $3130 $2340 Forest Glen
North Park $3435 $2000 $2200 $2567 $2600 $3200 $2300 $2250 North Park
Albany Park $2240 $2289 $2000 $2050 $1950 $2000 $2466 $2414 Albany Park
Portage Park $2017 $2025 $2065 $2025 $1855 $1990 $2200 $1920 Portage Park
Irving Park $1900 $2035 $2100 $1925 $2000 $1912 $2300 $2262 Irving Park
Dunning $2641 $2450 $2550 $2458 $2580 $2082 $3100 $2607 Dunning
Montclare $2100 $2000 $1940 $1350 $2203 $2045 $2180 $2290 Montclare
Belmont Cragin $2000 $2202 $1967 $2243 $2070 $1687 $2100 $2350 Belmont Cragin
West Ridge $2598 $2900 $2600 $2458 $2625 $2619 $2666 $2875 West Ridge
Hermosa $1805 $1800 $2000 $1900 $1800 $2092 $2251 $2190 Hermosa
Avondale $2284 $2000 $2193 $2157 $2122 $2500 $2482 $2400 Avondale
Logan Square $2175 $2380 $2200 $1900 $2150 $2100 $2400 $2392 Logan Square
Humboldt Park $1800 $1950 $1992 $2078 $1800 $1750 $2194 $2035 Humboldt Park
West Town $2400 $1962 $1883 $2234 $2295 $2451 $2600 $2675 West Town
Austin $1855 $1700 $1650 $1700 $1700 $1653 $1791 $1836 Austin
West Garfield Park $1670 $1900 $1949 $1800 $2000 $1700 $1990 $2000 West Garfield Park
East Garfield Park $1800 $1636 $1800 $1543 $1616 $1680 $2009 $1737 East Garfield Park
Near West Side $2240 $2151 $2569 $2202 $2460 $2290 $2178 $2914 Near West Side
North Lawndale $1800 $2000 $1800 $2042 $2200 $1950 $2100 $2020 North Lawndale
Uptown $1880 $2092 $1760 $1600 $1755 $1930 $1945 $1987 Uptown
South Lawndale $1579 $1500 $1600 $1540 $1607 $1500 $1800 $1800 South Lawndale
Lower West Side $1570 $2065 $1580 $1625 $1880 $1650 $1909 $2250 Lower West Side
Loop $3323 $3485 $3520 $3718 $3464 $3566 $3641 $3911 Loop
Near South Side $2620 $2789 $2474 $3020 $3069 $2822 $2819 $3426 Near South Side
Armour Square $1200 $1400 $1400 $1244 $483 $1936 $2824 $2510 Armour Square
Douglas $1200 $1372 $1310 $1105 $1366 $1369 $1628 $1555 Douglas
Oakland $1734 $1566 $1870 $1646 $1837 $1776 $2932 $2167 Oakland
Fuller Park $1200 $736 $898 $1088 $788 $1051 $1544 $1919 Fuller Park
Grand Boulevard $1900 $1772 $1655 $1780 $1890 $1987 $2112 $2610 Grand Boulevard
Kenwood $1545 $1475 $1592 $1908 $1819 $2100 $2320 $2474 Kenwood
Lincoln Square $2355 $2310 $2221 $2670 $2098 $2616 $2505 $2700 Lincoln Square
Washington Park $1784 $1815 $2017 $2068 $2138 $1700 $1768 $2074 Washington Park
Hyde Park $1664 $1639 $1769 $1960 $1894 $2031 $2250 $2378 Hyde Park
Woodlawn $1629 $1875 $2151 $1934 $2000 $1988 $2212 $2048 Woodlawn
South Shore $1994 $1822 $1702 $1700 $1723 $1632 $1890 $1986 South Shore
Chatham $1800 $1740 $1570 $1580 $1577 $1500 $1785 $1970 Chatham
Avalon Park $2475 $2166 $2090 $1881 $1828 $1955 $1800 $1700 Avalon Park
South Chicago $1905 $2000 $1709 $1844 $2060 $1789 $1960 $2255 South Chicago
Burnside $2159 $1660 $1537 $1950 $1775 $3026 $1900 $4211 Burnside
Calumet Heights $2856 $2450 $1800 $2370 $2412 $2923 $2617 $2400 Calumet Heights
Roseland $1629 $2000 $1700 $1623 $1669 $1692 $1742 $1950 Roseland
North Center $2255 $3100 $2291 $2799 $3385 $2150 $2700 $3196 North Center
Pullman $589 $662 $686 $720 $736 $727 $795 $1037 Pullman
South Deering $434 $406 $975 $1302 $1720 $1700 $1952 $1927 South Deering
East Side $2137 $1800 $1844 $2000 $1875 $1943 $1925 $1758 East Side
West Pullman $1657 $1625 $2160 $1750 $2030 $2200 $2082 $2612 West Pullman
Riverdale $522 $500 $373 $404 $623 $968 $1400 $1815 Riverdale
Hegewisch $1805 $2950 $2575 $1612 $1566 $1784 $1998 $2754 Hegewisch
Garfield Ridge $1950 $2807 $2400 $2575 $2927 $1975 $2200 $3200 Garfield Ridge
Archer Heights $2000 $1460 $1500 $1950 $1695 $2050 $1950 $1600 Archer Heights
Brighton Park $1800 $1500 $1540 $1400 $1750 $1600 $1800 $1785 Brighton Park
McKinley Park $1850 $2000 $1750 $1600 $2100 $1800 $2113 $2085 McKinley Park
Lake View $1900 $2127 $2163 $2147 $2422 $2868 $2865 $3300 Lake View
Bridgeport $2300 $1900 $1800 $1675 $2100 $1905 $2362 $2552 Bridgeport
New City $1650 $1965 $1907 $2000 $1800 $1620 $1930 $1892 New City
West Elsdon $1874 $2400 $2400 $2102 $1800 $2800 $2211 $2132 West Elsdon
Gage Park $1725 $2125 $1700 $1575 $1800 $1560 $2140 $2025 Gage Park
Clearing $1615 $1675 $2150 $2237 $2220 $1900 $2400 $2942 Clearing
West Lawn $2600 $1750 $3420 $1800 $3601 $2685 $2500 $2675 West Lawn
Chicago Lawn $1632 $1650 $1700 $1560 $1600 $1700 $1670 $1800 Chicago Lawn
West Englewood $2000 $2200 $2310 $2484 $2375 $2050 $2005 $2437 West Englewood
Englewood $1671 $1800 $1800 $1705 $1950 $1915 $1996 $2074 Englewood
Greater Grand Crossing $1771 $1800 $1600 $1800 $1669 $1508 $1710 $1835 Greater Grand Crossing
Lincoln Park $2408 $2750 $2500 $2829 $2617 $3085 $2553 $3170 Lincoln Park
Ashburn $2259 $2552 $2285 $2520 $2450 $2777 $2100 $2836 Ashburn
Auburn Gresham $1800 $1860 $1650 $1834 $1605 $1616 $1700 $1800 Auburn Gresham
Beverly $1837 $2215 $2680 $2475 $3303 $2400 $2085 $2661 Beverly
Washington Heights $1860 $2400 $2200 $2161 $1950 $2100 $1992 $2149 Washington Heights
Mount Greenwood $1658 $1547 $917 $1999 $2206 $1849 $2596 $2615 Mount Greenwood
Morgan Park $2703 $2260 $1916 $2400 $2583 $2715 $2200 $2775 Morgan Park
O'Hare $1700 $2146 $1896 $1767 $1991 $2251 $2329 $2800 O'Hare
Edgewater $2549 $2605 $2043 $1865 $2037 $2323 $2257 $2607 Edgewater
Near North Side $2604 $2659 $2651 $2378 $2769 $2918 $2724 $3675 Near North Side
Edison Park $2499 $2432 $3349 $1952 $1954 $2925 $2543 $2925 Edison Park
Results are based on completed eviction cases only. Median calculations exclude all $0 (zero) values. For more information, read our methodology.