Capitol Heights

Location of Capitol Heights in red

Figure 1: Location of Capitol Heights in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Capitol Heights across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Capitol Heights in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 81% 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 81st 94th 76th
39th 44th 66th
2001 81st 94th 76th
38th 44th 64th
2002 81st 94th 76th
38th 44th 64th 65th
2003 81st 94th 76th
37th 41st 63rd 69th
2004 81st 94th 76th
36th 44th 64th 40th
2005 81st 94th 76th
34th 46th 61st 49th
2006 82nd 94th 76th
37th 53rd 61st 51st
2007 81st 94th 76th
34th 46th 62nd 39th
2008 80th 94th 76th
34th 46th 59th 35th
2009 80th 94th 76th
31st 34th 57th 32nd
2010 81st 94th 76th
31st 33rd 54th 56th
2011 81st 94th 76th
33rd 34th 53rd 49th
2012 81st 94th 76th
33rd 33rd 51st 33rd
2013 81st 94th 76th
32nd 38th 48th 36th
2014 81st 94th 76th
34th 40th 47th 34th
2015 80th 94th 76th
34th 39th 47th 52nd
2016 81st 94th 76th
36th 45th 45th 22nd
2017 81st 94th 76th
34th 40th 44th 36th
2018 80th 94th 76th
37th 41st 44th
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 Capitol 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 $99,322 $131,507 $NA
2001 $96,601 $127,904 $NA
2002 $109,583 $143,602 $NA
2003 $113,255 $152,914 $NA
2004 $121,529 $161,353 $NA
2005 $127,401 $169,764 $NA
2006 $145,192 $191,350 $NA
2007 $136,129 $179,874 $NA
2008 $137,151 $180,335 $NA
2009 $115,704 $153,104 $NA
2010 $108,322 $148,914 $NA
2011 $104,913 $144,381 $NA
2012 $85,796 $117,875 $NA
2013 $81,468 $111,450 $NA
2014 $80,197 $111,503 $NA
2015 $80,244 $109,917 $NA
2016 $84,214 $111,693 $NA
2017 $82,604 $108,639 $NA
2018 $88,000 $116,100 $NA

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 68 84% 6% 3% 7%
2003 74 84% 3% 5% 8%
2004 62 84% 2% 3% 11%
2005 110 73% 10% 5% 13%
2006 102 72% 11% 8% 10%
2007 65 58% 15% 9% 17%
2008 29 90% 3% 7% 0%
2009 22 50% 18% 9% 23%
2010 17 82% 0% 0% 18%
2011 17 53% 0% 18% 29%
2012 11 18% 9% 9% 64%
2013 21 48% 10% 5% 38%
2014 20 35% 0% 30% 35%
2015 46 30% 20% 28% 22%
2016 21 29% 10% 29% 33%
2017 35 40% 0% 31% 29%

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.”