College Heights

Location of College Heights in red

Figure 1: Location of College Heights in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within College Heights across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of College Heights in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 24% 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 24th 45th
43rd 71st 98th 99th
2001 24th 45th
43rd 71st 98th 100th
2002 25th 45th
42nd 67th 97th 100th 44th
2003 25th 46th
42nd 67th 97th 100th 93rd
2004 24th 46th
41st 67th 97th 100th 34th
2005 24th 46th
42nd 65th 97th 100th 9th
2006 24th 45th
45th 65th 93rd 99th 56th
2007 24th 45th
48th 62nd 94th 100th 93rd
2008 24th 45th
49th 63rd 94th 99th 13th
2009 24th 45th
46th 65th 94th 100th 30th
2010 24th 45th
47th 63rd 93rd 99th 74th
2011 24th 45th
47th 64th 93rd 99th 19th
2012 24th 46th
46th 66th 94th 100th 61st
2013 23rd 46th
46th 67th 94th 99th 39th
2014 23rd 46th
46th 66th 93rd 100th 41st
2015 23rd 46th
45th 66th 92nd 100th 55th
2016 23rd 46th
45th 64th
100th 77th
2017 23rd 46th
45th 63rd 92nd 100th 54th
2018 23rd 46th
45th 62nd 83rd 99th
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 College 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 $150,366 $NA $106,021
2001 $146,176 $NA $103,117
2002 $155,452 $NA $104,704
2003 $162,999 $NA $107,531
2004 $177,415 $NA $109,914
2005 $175,985 $NA $108,241
2006 $191,101 $NA $110,978
2007 $179,058 $NA $125,469
2008 $179,751 $NA $133,352
2009 $174,375 $NA $126,690
2010 $163,058 $NA $117,521
2011 $158,261 $NA $108,369
2012 $137,467 $NA $94,192
2013 $135,498 $NA $81,574
2014 $135,551 $NA $81,574
2015 $133,844 $NA $76,064
2016 $133,949 $NA $63,735
2017 $133,548 $NA $62,401
2018 $134,600 $NA $61,000

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 13 92% 0% 0% 8%
2003 26 100% 0% 0% 0%
2004 13 100% 0% 0% 0%
2005 14 100% 0% 0% 0%
2006 24 79% 17% 0% 4%
2007 28 96% 4% 0% 0%
2008 4 100% 0% 0% 0%
2009 5 100% 0% 0% 0%
2010 5 100% 0% 0% 0%
2011 1 100% 0% 0% 0%
2012 6 100% 0% 0% 0%
2013 5 80% 0% 0% 20%
2014 6 83% 0% 0% 17%
2015 10 80% 10% 10% 0%
2016 18 89% 11% 0% 0%
2017 12 92% 8% 0% 0%

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.”