Harbor View

Location of Harbor View in red

Figure 1: Location of Harbor View in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Harbor View across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Harbor View in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 2% 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 2nd 3rd 1st
3rd 10th
2001 2nd 3rd 1st
4th 10th
2002 2nd 3rd 1st
4th 12th
3rd
2003 5th 3rd 1st 37th 96th 99th
37th
2004 8th 3rd 1st 58th 97th 100th 54th 49th
2005 8th 3rd 1st 59th 97th 100th 57th 97th
2006 8th 2nd 1st 59th 97th 100th 52nd 99th
2007 11th 2nd 1st 63rd 96th 100th 40th 99th
2008 16th 2nd 1st 65th 96th 100th 45th 97th
2009 16th 2nd 1st 65th 97th 100th 50th 99th
2010 15th 2nd 1st 65th 95th 100th 45th 99th
2011 18th 3rd 1st 67th 96th 100th 44th 98th
2012 24th 3rd 1st 66th 96th 99th 39th 87th
2013 24th 3rd 1st 65th 96th 99th 39th 98th
2014 24th 3rd 1st 65th 96th 99th 38th 99th
2015 24th 3rd 1st 64th 96th 99th 42nd 100th
2016 26th 3rd 1st 64th 96th 35th 48th 99th
2017 31st 3rd 1st 64th 97th 99th 49th 99th
2018 31st 3rd 1st 64th 96th 99th 47th
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 Harbor View 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 $31,530 $38,593 $NA
2001 $31,657 $37,536 $NA
2002 $37,992 $36,946 $NA
2003 $40,409 $39,796 $246,543
2004 $46,328 $45,532 $342,750
2005 $48,522 $52,130 $329,699
2006 $63,265 $75,644 $348,486
2007 $59,240 $70,831 $291,247
2008 $86,019 $81,694 $289,845
2009 $86,019 $81,694 $295,455
2010 $78,769 $74,744 $267,010
2011 $76,260 $72,469 $265,460
2012 $60,283 $57,376 $232,359
2013 $53,500 $53,712 $223,959
2014 $50,852 $51,063 $238,366
2015 $50,361 $46,809 $261,210
2016 $50,988 $49,108 $263,300
2017 $49,614 $48,488 $273,131
2018 $57,350 $56,800 $266,500

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
2004 4 75% 0% 0% 25%
2005 17 82% 0% 6% 12%
2006 17 88% 12% 0% 0%
2007 14 86% 0% 7% 7%
2008 10 70% 0% 20% 10%
2009 13 69% 0% 8% 23%
2010 5 100% 0% 0% 0%
2011 6 100% 0% 0% 0%
2012 4 50% 25% 0% 25%
2013 11 64% 9% 9% 18%
2014 15 60% 13% 7% 20%
2015 18 61% 6% 11% 22%
2016 25 68% 0% 8% 24%
2017 20 45% 15% 5% 35%

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.”