Cambridge Heights

Location of Cambridge Heights in red

Figure 1: Location of Cambridge Heights in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Cambridge Heights across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Cambridge Heights in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 60% of neighborhoods contained fewer total residential units.
Table 1: Annual neighborhood percentile ranks, where 100 = the largest or highest amount and 1 = smallest or lowest
Percentile Rank
year Total Units1 Total single-family homes2 Total duplexes3 Total condos4 Median property value5 Median Value/ft.6 % Owner-occupied7 Sales rate8*
2000 60th 42nd 67th
95th 86th 24th
2001 60th 42nd 67th
95th 85th 24th
2002 60th 42nd 68th
94th 53rd 22nd 43rd
2003 60th 42nd 68th
92nd 55th 22nd 18th
2004 60th 41st 68th
95th 63rd 17th 47th
2005 60th 42nd 68th 6th 94th 66th 13th 37th
2006 61st 41st 68th 26th 95th 83rd 15th 55th
2007 60th 41st 68th 26th 94th 89th 15th 35th
2008 60th 41st 68th 28th 94th 87th 17th 34th
2009 60th 40th 69th 25th 94th 86th 20th 36th
2010 61st 40th 69th 26th 94th 90th 19th 46th
2011 61st 40th 69th 24th 94th 91st 17th 64th
2012 60th 41st 69th 23rd 94th 92nd 19th 54th
2013 60th 41st 70th 25th 93rd 89th 20th 76th
2014 60th 41st 70th 25th 93rd 89th 20th 80th
2015 59th 41st 68th 24th 93rd 91st 21st 73rd
2016 59th 41st 69th 24th 93rd 95th 25th 75th
2017 60th 41st 68th 24th 93rd 91st 26th 88th
2018 60th 41st 68th 24th 92nd 80th 26th
Note: Percentile ranks are only calculated for neighborhoods which include the characteristic being measured. For example, a neighborhood with no condos is marked missing, while the neighborhood in the 1st percentile contains at least 1 condo.
1 Includes all homes, condos, and apartments
2 Total standalone 1-unit homes
3 Total 2-unit homes
4 Total condos
5 Median entire property value as assessed by the City
6 Median of (Improvements value) / (Useable square feet of building)
7 Percent of single-family, duplexes, and condos whose location is also the owner’s mailing address
8 Single-family, duplex, and condo sales as a percent of total single-family, duplex, and condo properties
* No sales data available for 2000-2001

Residential property values, 2000 to 2018

Total property value

This “violin” graph displays the distribution of home values in Cambridge Heights since 2000. The shapes for each year are widest at the property value where the most homes are located. Larger “violins” indicate more homes, while smaller shapes indicate fewer. The thin line through the graph shows the median home value for each year.

The table below contains the median home value for each year from 2000 to 2018. Values are adjusted to 2018 dollars, and properties assessed at $0 are ommitted. This is because those properties are not literally worth nothing. The city assesses them at $0 because they are owned by an entity which does not pay property taxes; therefore they contribute nothing to the city’s tax base directly.
Table 2: Median inflation-adjusted home values
Median property value
year single-family duplex condo
2000 $195,294 $212,042 $NA
2001 $190,794 $206,233 $NA
2002 $204,946 $234,642 $NA
2003 $213,017 $239,729 $NA
2004 $239,009 $252,749 $NA
2005 $246,466 $254,055 $184,756
2006 $267,492 $316,511 $257,228
2007 $253,501 $295,907 $232,415
2008 $254,550 $291,657 $224,046
2009 $250,108 $267,873 $221,475
2010 $246,081 $263,445 $211,699
2011 $237,810 $255,425 $183,960
2012 $210,022 $224,016 $153,937
2013 $197,261 $208,279 $157,587
2014 $198,851 $209,445 $158,646
2015 $204,371 $212,416 $168,742
2016 $204,893 $219,834 $166,339
2017 $201,524 $220,960 $162,856
2018 $207,800 $228,000 $162,400

Value per square foot

This graph is similar to the graph above, except it shows property value per square foot, rather than the total. These statistics are calculated by dividing the value of improvements made to the parcel (namely the building) by the total useable floor area of the structure in square feet.

Residential units

The next three graphs show trends in the number of housing units and their occupancy status. “Owner-occupied” means the property owner lists that location as their mailing address. Additional units at each parcel may be rented, so the “owner-occupied” number given here should be understood as an upper bound; the real number is almost certainly lower. Non-owner-occupied units may either be rented or vacant. These three graphs show total units, so (for example) every one duplex counts as 2 units.

Total, 2000 to 2018

Single family homes

Duplexes

Condos

Totals by type

Property sales and owner-occupancy

Single-family homes, duplexes, and condos
Table 5: The unit of analysis is the parcel. Some parcels contain multiple units.
year Total sold Remain owner-occupied Owner-occupied to other Remain other occupied Other to owner-occupied
2002 16 81% 6% 6% 6%
2003 8 50% 0% 12% 38%
2004 20 70% 15% 10% 5%
2005 25 56% 16% 24% 4%
2006 25 56% 0% 32% 12%
2007 20 55% 5% 15% 25%
2008 10 60% 10% 10% 20%
2009 8 50% 0% 0% 50%
2010 3 67% 0% 0% 33%
2011 7 71% 14% 14% 0%
2012 6 67% 0% 17% 17%
2013 13 85% 0% 8% 8%
2014 17 71% 0% 18% 12%
2015 17 53% 12% 6% 29%
2016 24 42% 0% 25% 33%
2017 28 46% 14% 14% 25%

This table compares the owner-occupancy status before and after each sale for properties coded as “Residential” or “Condominium” in the previous table. As explained above, “owner-occupancy” means the property owner lists that parcel as their mailing address. Additional units at an owner-occupied address may be vacant or rented. In this table “other occupied” simply means the property owner does not maintain their mailing address at that location. The property could be rented, or it could be vacant.

  • If a property was coded as owner-occupied in the year prior to the sale, and it is still coded that way in the first available property record after the sale date, it is classified as “Remain owner-occupied.”
  • A property coded “owner-occupied” before the sale, but not after is classified as “Owner-occupied to other”
  • A property not coded “owner-occupied” before a sale, and which maintains that status after the sale, is classified “Remain other occupied.”
  • Properties which aren’t “owner-occupied” prior to the sale but become so afterward are classified “Other to owner-occupied.”