Saint Joseph

Location of Saint Joseph in red

Figure 1: Location of Saint Joseph in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Saint Joseph across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Saint Joseph in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 89% 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 89th 77th 96th
35th 24th 29th
2001 89th 77th 96th
34th 25th 31st
2002 89th 77th 96th
34th 23rd 31st 41st
2003 89th 77th 96th
34th 19th 29th 41st
2004 89th 77th 96th
35th 19th 30th 38th
2005 89th 77th 96th
39th 25th 29th 77th
2006 89th 77th 96th
49th 25th 28th 44th
2007 89th 77th 96th
46th 25th 27th 41st
2008 89th 77th 96th
43rd 20th 25th 27th
2009 89th 77th 96th
28th 14th 24th 35th
2010 89th 77th 96th
31st 15th 23rd 42nd
2011 89th 77th 96th
33rd 14th 23rd 43rd
2012 89th 77th 96th
28th 14th 23rd 56th
2013 89th 77th 97th
29th 14th 20th 41st
2014 89th 77th 97th
28th 14th 18th 34th
2015 89th 77th 97th
25th 13th 19th 34th
2016 89th 77th 97th
24th 14th 18th 29th
2017 89th 77th 97th
26th 15th 20th 23rd
2018 89th 77th 97th
26th 15th 18th
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 Saint Joseph 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 $92,332 $98,011 $NA
2001 $90,227 $95,751 $NA
2002 $101,776 $111,256 $NA
2003 $106,031 $114,209 $NA
2004 $121,197 $125,180 $NA
2005 $127,836 $146,872 $NA
2006 $138,847 $175,176 $NA
2007 $130,945 $164,380 $NA
2008 $131,950 $159,766 $NA
2009 $108,692 $116,406 $NA
2010 $107,057 $114,071 $NA
2011 $104,021 $110,543 $NA
2012 $77,345 $83,212 $NA
2013 $72,357 $79,350 $NA
2014 $67,378 $72,887 $NA
2015 $66,452 $64,885 $NA
2016 $66,713 $62,847 $NA
2017 $68,743 $65,060 $NA
2018 $71,400 $68,650 $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 53 64% 6% 11% 19%
2003 60 65% 0% 13% 22%
2004 63 57% 2% 17% 24%
2005 137 45% 11% 23% 20%
2006 97 48% 14% 13% 24%
2007 67 37% 12% 22% 28%
2008 29 45% 7% 28% 21%
2009 24 25% 12% 33% 29%
2010 12 17% 0% 17% 67%
2011 14 29% 7% 29% 36%
2012 24 29% 17% 21% 33%
2013 27 19% 7% 59% 15%
2014 28 11% 7% 64% 18%
2015 28 29% 7% 54% 11%
2016 27 26% 11% 41% 22%
2017 25 24% 4% 36% 36%

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.”