Root Creek

Location of Root Creek in red

Figure 1: Location of Root Creek in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Root Creek across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Root Creek in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 48% 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 48th 49th 35th 47th 73rd 87th 71st
2001 48th 49th 35th 47th 73rd 87th 72nd
2002 47th 49th 36th 46th 72nd 89th 71st 78th
2003 47th 49th 35th 47th 70th 87th 71st 82nd
2004 47th 49th 35th 45th 68th 82nd 74th 57th
2005 48th 49th 35th 46th 71st 88th 74th 14th
2006 47th 49th 34th 47th 70th 91st 72nd 60th
2007 45th 49th 34th 50th 70th 65th 75th 62nd
2008 45th 49th 34th 52nd 70th 67th 76th 20th
2009 46th 49th 35th 51st 70th 70th 74th 74th
2010 46th 49th 35th 51st 67th 63rd 76th 81st
2011 46th 49th 35th 51st 67th 62nd 74th 82nd
2012 45th 50th 35th 51st 67th 60th 76th 43rd
2013 45th 50th 35th 51st 68th 65th 78th 55th
2014 45th 50th 35th 51st 68th 64th 84th 91st
2015 45th 49th 35th 50th 66th 63rd 83rd 63rd
2016 45th 50th 35th 50th 63rd
83rd 81st
2017 45th 50th 35th 50th 63rd 64th 85th 85th
2018 45th 50th 35th 50th 64th 70th 82nd
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 Root Creek 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 $153,061 $223,401 $124,953
2001 $149,009 $217,281 $121,530
2002 $166,466 $221,258 $120,179
2003 $171,449 $225,146 $117,480
2004 $179,340 $237,483 $123,056
2005 $183,636 $245,097 $126,716
2006 $200,308 $271,971 $131,755
2007 $187,679 $255,831 $127,683
2008 $188,633 $256,653 $128,093
2009 $180,803 $218,436 $115,295
2010 $169,497 $204,339 $97,570
2011 $164,337 $198,119 $89,750
2012 $139,835 $168,469 $78,045
2013 $137,723 $165,797 $76,807
2014 $137,935 $165,797 $70,451
2015 $134,053 $163,518 $69,482
2016 $134,053 $163,518 $67,392
2017 $136,463 $167,971 $65,981
2018 $139,500 $179,000 $60,700

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 89% 0% 4% 7%
2003 28 93% 0% 4% 4%
2004 23 96% 0% 4% 0%
2005 21 81% 5% 0% 14%
2006 34 91% 3% 3% 3%
2007 26 88% 0% 4% 8%
2008 7 86% 14% 0% 0%
2009 16 75% 12% 12% 0%
2010 7 86% 14% 0% 0%
2011 11 73% 18% 0% 9%
2012 6 17% 17% 0% 67%
2013 9 56% 11% 11% 22%
2014 21 86% 5% 0% 10%
2015 15 93% 0% 0% 7%
2016 26 65% 12% 4% 19%
2017 28 68% 14% 4% 14%

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.”