Riverton Heights

Location of Riverton Heights in red

Figure 1: Location of Riverton Heights in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Riverton Heights across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Riverton Heights in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 27% 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 27th 36th 19th 76th 68th 93rd 87th
2001 32nd 36th 19th 76th 67th 92nd 86th
2002 33rd 36th 20th 77th 66th 92nd 88th 87th
2003 32nd 37th 19th 75th 63rd 92nd 87th 96th
2004 32nd 37th 19th 72nd 62nd 78th 90th 97th
2005 32nd 37th 19th 71st 57th 81st 91st 64th
2006 33rd 37th 19th 72nd 54th 84th 92nd 75th
2007 32nd 37th 20th 74th 54th 75th 92nd 46th
2008 32nd 35th 19th 73rd 54th 77th 91st 57th
2009 32nd 35th 20th 73rd 59th 75th 91st 61st
2010 32nd 35th 20th 74th 54th 81st 91st 50th
2011 31st 36th 20th 74th 55th 81st 88th 53rd
2012 33rd 36th 20th 72nd 60th 85th 87th 89th
2013 33rd 36th 20th 72nd 56th 75th 90th 64th
2014 33rd 36th 20th 72nd 53rd 73rd 87th 39th
2015 31st 36th 20th 72nd 52nd 71st 88th 84th
2016 31st 36th 20th 74th 53rd 91st 90th 79th
2017 29th 37th 20th 74th 50th 62nd 89th 49th
2018 29th 36th 20th 74th 53rd 65th 89th
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 Riverton Heights 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 $163,546 $158,595 $96,701
2001 $161,970 $154,250 $94,051
2002 $182,918 $163,120 $93,411
2003 $186,713 $167,770 $94,720
2004 $203,367 $166,729 $93,586
2005 $200,868 $167,089 $96,919
2006 $215,424 $184,632 $108,365
2007 $201,717 $172,884 $111,722
2008 $202,366 $173,440 $112,081
2009 $189,218 $161,986 $112,081
2010 $186,573 $159,378 $97,570
2011 $180,615 $154,526 $94,879
2012 $157,005 $134,237 $87,034
2013 $140,583 $120,137 $76,860
2014 $140,901 $111,767 $79,879
2015 $138,964 $110,231 $78,363
2016 $149,517 $110,231 $65,825
2017 $142,038 $107,718 $77,438
2018 $149,850 $113,700 $83,300

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 27 78% 11% 4% 7%
2003 34 94% 0% 0% 6%
2004 38 95% 0% 5% 0%
2005 37 92% 3% 3% 3%
2006 35 89% 6% 3% 3%
2007 20 95% 5% 0% 0%
2008 12 100% 0% 0% 0%
2009 11 64% 27% 0% 9%
2010 4 50% 0% 0% 50%
2011 5 80% 0% 20% 0%
2012 12 67% 8% 0% 25%
2013 10 50% 10% 0% 40%
2014 7 57% 14% 14% 14%
2015 21 71% 5% 0% 24%
2016 22 82% 0% 5% 14%
2017 14 86% 0% 7% 7%

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.”