Clarke Square

Location of Clarke Square in red

Figure 1: Location of Clarke Square in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Clarke Square across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Clarke Square in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 87% 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 87th 63rd 84th 1st 20th 13th 12th
2001 86th 63rd 84th 1st 20th 13th 12th
2002 86th 62nd 84th 4th 20th 12th 14th 33rd
2003 87th 63rd 84th 6th 17th 11th 11th 38th
2004 87th 62nd 84th 6th 16th 10th 10th 69th
2005 87th 63rd 84th 7th 16th 10th 11th 92nd
2006 86th 63rd 84th 7th 18th 10th 12th 86th
2007 84th 62nd 84th 6th 18th 10th 13th 80th
2008 84th 62nd 84th 12th 22nd 12th 13th 27th
2009 84th 62nd 84th 9th 20th 13th 15th 54th
2010 85th 63rd 84th 9th 18th 12th 15th 15th
2011 85th 62nd 84th 9th 18th 12th 15th 26th
2012 84th 63rd 84th 8th 19th 11th 16th 24th
2013 85th 63rd 84th 8th 21st 11th 17th 49th
2014 85th 63rd 84th 8th 22nd 11th 17th 30th
2015 85th 63rd 85th 6th 19th 10th 20th 27th
2016 84th 63rd 84th 8th 21st 13th 21st 34th
2017 84th 63rd 84th 8th 23rd 12th 21st 22nd
2018 84th 63rd 84th 8th 22nd 12th 20th
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 Clarke Square 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 $58,763 $74,564 $41,505
2001 $57,295 $72,522 $40,368
2002 $62,878 $86,719 $93,411
2003 $66,849 $84,430 $91,312
2004 $70,687 $91,462 $106,861
2005 $75,271 $100,776 $100,154
2006 $89,641 $118,567 $121,927
2007 $85,743 $111,373 $114,169
2008 $100,160 $128,385 $114,536
2009 $93,382 $109,276 $98,173
2010 $83,024 $96,938 $89,693
2011 $80,608 $93,875 $86,963
2012 $64,105 $74,277 $75,892
2013 $60,174 $69,179 $70,980
2014 $56,943 $65,895 $70,980
2015 $53,391 $58,354 $70,004
2016 $53,705 $62,064 $70,004
2017 $55,342 $63,628 $71,403
2018 $59,250 $62,200 $72,000

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 25 80% 0% 8% 12%
2003 28 54% 0% 21% 25%
2004 42 48% 10% 19% 24%
2005 95 31% 11% 33% 26%
2006 80 35% 11% 36% 18%
2007 51 31% 10% 18% 41%
2008 16 44% 6% 31% 19%
2009 19 37% 21% 26% 16%
2010 3 33% 33% 0% 33%
2011 5 20% 20% 0% 60%
2012 5 40% 20% 20% 20%
2013 12 42% 0% 42% 17%
2014 8 38% 0% 25% 38%
2015 13 15% 8% 62% 15%
2016 15 33% 13% 33% 20%
2017 10 20% 10% 40% 30%

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.”