Location of Northridge in red

Figure 1: Location of Northridge in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Northridge across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Northridge 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 20th 37th 52nd 51st 24th 4th
2001 36th 20th 37th 54th 50th 24th 5th
2002 37th 19th 38th 53rd 45th 18th 4th 30th
2003 37th 19th 38th 56th 45th 16th 4th 67th
2004 37th 19th 38th 53rd 51st 17th 4th 21st
2005 37th 18th 38th 52nd 43rd 14th 3rd 37th
2006 37th 18th 37th 51st 40th 14th 5th 71st
2007 35th 18th 37th 54th 39th 13th 7th 50th
2008 35th 18th 37th 56th 44th 10th 7th 59th
2009 34th 18th 38th 55th 46th 13th 7th 56th
2010 34th 18th 37th 55th 48th 14th 6th 45th
2011 36th 18th 37th 55th 49th 15th 6th 10th
2012 36th 19th 37th 55th 53rd 19th 7th 10th
2013 36th 19th 37th 55th 52nd 21st 7th 24th
2014 36th 19th 37th 55th 45th 17th 6th 7th
2015 36th 19th 37th 54th 46th 19th 7th 20th
2016 36th 19th 37th 54th 49th 49th 6th 6th
2017 36th 19th 37th 54th 43rd 19th 6th 10th
2018 36th 19th 37th 54th 43rd 21st 7th
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 Northridge 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 $133,691 $132,453 $42,234
2001 $130,029 $129,250 $41,077
2002 $145,205 $133,563 $36,249
2003 $159,729 $135,061 $35,435
2004 $168,654 $157,503 $34,514
2005 $165,596 $154,959 $32,348
2006 $180,650 $174,181 $32,348
2007 $169,214 $162,982 $31,105
2008 $181,036 $163,505 $31,205
2009 $167,596 $150,182 $31,205
2010 $165,242 $147,706 $30,703
2011 $160,212 $143,210 $29,768
2012 $139,189 $123,795 $28,742
2013 $130,837 $116,641 $28,286
2014 $127,817 $99,107 $28,286
2015 $126,060 $97,745 $27,897
2016 $136,456 $105,215 $27,897
2017 $123,165 $95,852 $27,313
2018 $126,850 $98,500 $28,000

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



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 6 50% 0% 33% 17%
2003 9 89% 0% 0% 11%
2004 3 33% 0% 33% 33%
2005 13 38% 0% 15% 46%
2006 18 28% 22% 28% 22%
2007 6 67% 0% 0% 33%
2008 8 25% 62% 0% 12%
2009 3 33% 67% 0% 0%
2010 2 0% 0% 50% 50%
2013 1 100% 0% 0% 0%
2015 2 50% 50% 0% 0%
2017 2 100% 0% 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.”