Lyons Park

Location of Lyons Park in red

Figure 1: Location of Lyons Park in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Lyons Park across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Lyons Park in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 37% 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 37th 59th 34th 41st 70th 81st 83rd
2001 37th 59th 34th 41st 71st 81st 86th
2002 36th 59th 35th 41st 69th 77th 87th 84th
2003 36th 59th 36th 40th 67th 78th 88th 60th
2004 36th 59th 36th 39th 65th 75th 88th 75th
2005 36th 59th 36th 41st 66th 81st 89th 41st
2006 36th 59th 35th 42nd 65th 84th 89th 27th
2007 35th 59th 35th 45th 63rd 60th 91st 10th
2008 35th 59th 35th 48th 66th 57th 89th 70th
2009 35th 59th 34th 45th 63rd 59th 90th 85th
2010 35th 59th 34th 46th 61st 57th 89th 60th
2011 35th 60th 34th 46th 61st 56th 92nd 54th
2012 35th 60th 34th 45th 61st 52nd 89th 48th
2013 35th 60th 34th 45th 63rd 59th 88th 57th
2014 35th 60th 34th 45th 62nd 59th 92nd 90th
2015 35th 60th 34th 44th 62nd 55th 94th 80th
2016 35th 60th 34th 44th 60th 54th 94th 89th
2017 35th 60th 34th 44th 61st 55th 94th 87th
2018 35th 60th 34th 44th 60th 57th 92nd
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 Lyons 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 $145,196 $198,644 $115,050
2001 $141,644 $193,202 $111,899
2002 $156,289 $196,999 $116,694
2003 $162,999 $200,478 $114,072
2004 $172,039 $211,464 $119,073
2005 $174,741 $218,037 $119,687
2006 $189,857 $241,987 $126,032
2007 $177,952 $226,590 $124,071
2008 $178,699 $227,318 $120,847
2009 $171,920 $193,425 $106,355
2010 $160,758 $180,881 $100,387
2011 $155,976 $175,375 $88,301
2012 $132,730 $148,985 $75,677
2013 $130,943 $146,622 $74,476
2014 $130,943 $146,940 $68,755
2015 $126,426 $144,919 $67,810
2016 $126,635 $144,606 $64,780
2017 $129,405 $147,511 $65,470
2018 $131,750 $157,100 $66,000

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 30 97% 0% 0% 3%
2003 22 91% 0% 5% 5%
2004 31 94% 3% 0% 3%
2005 34 88% 6% 0% 6%
2006 27 89% 7% 0% 4%
2007 12 67% 8% 0% 25%
2008 17 76% 6% 0% 18%
2009 19 84% 11% 0% 5%
2010 6 67% 17% 0% 17%
2011 6 17% 17% 0% 67%
2012 6 83% 17% 0% 0%
2013 9 56% 11% 0% 33%
2014 21 62% 0% 5% 33%
2015 23 91% 0% 0% 9%
2016 31 71% 6% 3% 19%
2017 30 67% 13% 7% 13%

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.”