Columbus Park

Location of Columbus Park in red

Figure 1: Location of Columbus Park in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Columbus Park across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Columbus Park in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 71% 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 71st 85th 68th
42nd 46th 72nd
2001 70th 85th 68th
41st 46th 73rd
2002 70th 85th 69th
42nd 49th 74th 72nd
2003 70th 85th 68th
40th 45th 73rd 44th
2004 70th 85th 68th
40th 49th 70th 71st
2005 70th 85th 68th
41st 55th 67th 72nd
2006 70th 85th 67th
41st 60th 70th 49th
2007 72nd 85th 67th
39th 54th 69th 54th
2008 72nd 85th 67th
39th 56th 63rd 42nd
2009 72nd 85th 67th
34th 40th 62nd 66th
2010 71st 85th 67th
35th 39th 60th 78th
2011 71st 85th 67th
35th 40th 59th 46th
2012 72nd 85th 67th
36th 41st 56th 46th
2013 72nd 85th 67th
34th 40th 50th 60th
2014 72nd 85th 67th
34th 39th 48th 40th
2015 72nd 85th 67th
36th 43rd 48th 46th
2016 72nd 85th 67th
39th 46th 48th 42nd
2017 71st 85th 67th
39th 42nd 45th 36th
2018 71st 85th 67th
41st 44th 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 Columbus Park 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 $105,584 $140,536 $NA
2001 $102,692 $136,686 $NA
2002 $117,809 $160,332 $NA
2003 $118,979 $163,545 $NA
2004 $127,901 $174,163 $NA
2005 $137,665 $181,894 $NA
2006 $154,150 $204,414 $NA
2007 $144,458 $190,941 $NA
2008 $145,040 $191,555 $NA
2009 $120,379 $162,570 $NA
2010 $112,576 $152,593 $NA
2011 $109,205 $147,948 $NA
2012 $91,932 $125,841 $NA
2013 $83,375 $113,251 $NA
2014 $80,621 $113,251 $NA
2015 $82,960 $111,693 $NA
2016 $87,662 $112,529 $NA
2017 $86,338 $110,173 $NA
2018 $91,750 $118,800 $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 54 80% 6% 7% 7%
2003 40 85% 2% 8% 5%
2004 54 91% 2% 2% 6%
2005 89 74% 11% 3% 11%
2006 71 70% 11% 3% 15%
2007 53 70% 19% 4% 8%
2008 24 79% 4% 4% 12%
2009 30 57% 13% 7% 23%
2010 18 50% 17% 0% 33%
2011 11 55% 9% 0% 36%
2012 11 73% 0% 0% 27%
2013 23 52% 13% 4% 30%
2014 18 56% 6% 0% 39%
2015 24 25% 21% 33% 21%
2016 24 50% 0% 33% 17%
2017 23 43% 0% 13% 43%

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.”