Lincoln Park

Location of Lincoln Park in red

Figure 1: Location of Lincoln Park in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Lincoln Park across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Lincoln Park in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 80% 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 80th 93rd 71st
18th 26th 37th
2001 79th 93rd 71st
18th 26th 36th
2002 79th 93rd 71st
16th 26th 37th 22nd
2003 79th 93rd 71st
19th 28th 36th 21st
2004 79th 93rd 71st
15th 25th 36th 29th
2005 79th 93rd 71st
18th 28th 34th 24th
2006 79th 93rd 70th
18th 29th 35th 44th
2007 80th 93rd 70th
17th 26th 36th 25th
2008 80th 93rd 70th
15th 29th 35th 53rd
2009 79th 93rd 70th
21st 38th 39th 22nd
2010 79th 93rd 70th
21st 35th 39th 12th
2011 79th 93rd 70th
23rd 36th 35th 57th
2012 79th 93rd 70th
25th 38th 34th 27th
2013 79th 93rd 70th
25th 40th 34th 29th
2014 79th 93rd 70th
21st 30th 33rd 31st
2015 79th 93rd 70th
22nd 30th 33rd 20th
2016 78th 93rd 70th
20th 32nd 31st 18th
2017 78th 93rd 70th
18th 29th 32nd 28th
2018 78th 93rd 70th
17th 26th 30th
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 Lincoln 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 $63,350 $71,652 $NA
2001 $61,757 $69,901 $NA
2002 $70,058 $76,820 $NA
2003 $79,592 $85,861 $NA
2004 $77,524 $98,498 $NA
2005 $90,014 $100,154 $NA
2006 $104,508 $105,566 $NA
2007 $97,859 $98,907 $NA
2008 $102,030 $114,243 $NA
2009 $101,913 $102,731 $NA
2010 $95,213 $96,018 $NA
2011 $92,426 $93,095 $NA
2012 $76,000 $75,569 $NA
2013 $71,192 $70,556 $NA
2014 $61,869 $60,068 $NA
2015 $60,757 $59,347 $NA
2016 $57,780 $56,212 $NA
2017 $54,422 $55,342 $NA
2018 $53,300 $54,150 $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 28 64% 7% 0% 29%
2003 24 75% 8% 4% 12%
2004 45 69% 4% 9% 18%
2005 77 49% 13% 25% 13%
2006 90 33% 27% 10% 30%
2007 53 36% 25% 13% 26%
2008 41 51% 17% 15% 17%
2009 15 53% 7% 20% 20%
2010 3 0% 33% 0% 67%
2011 17 47% 12% 35% 6%
2012 7 43% 14% 0% 43%
2013 12 25% 17% 25% 33%
2014 15 13% 13% 60% 13%
2015 16 25% 12% 38% 25%
2016 17 35% 12% 41% 12%
2017 23 17% 9% 52% 22%

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.”