Southgate

Location of Southgate in red

Figure 1: Location of Southgate in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Southgate across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Southgate in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 36% 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 36th 54th 43rd
58th 67th 66th
2001 36th 53rd 43rd
57th 64th 71st
2002 36th 54th 44th
52nd 67th 73rd 77th
2003 36th 54th 44th
50th 62nd 74th 97th
2004 36th 54th 44th
54th 71st 73rd 94th
2005 35th 54th 44th
54th 78th 71st 80th
2006 36th 54th 45th
54th 85th 74th 76th
2007 34th 54th 44th
52nd 82nd 75th 58th
2008 34th 54th 44th
52nd 82nd 74th 82nd
2009 35th 54th 44th
52nd 81st 80th 86th
2010 35th 54th 44th
50th 72nd 72nd 67th
2011 35th 54th 44th
51st 72nd 77th 68th
2012 35th 54th 44th
51st 72nd 71st 62nd
2013 35th 54th 44th
54th 80th 74th 51st
2014 35th 54th 44th
54th 75th 76th 49th
2015 35th 54th 44th
54th 73rd 76th 39th
2016 35th 54th 44th
52nd 73rd 74th 39th
2017 35th 54th 44th
52nd 68th 74th 63rd
2018 35th 54th 45th
51st 72nd 73rd
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 Southgate 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 $123,133 $176,362 $NA
2001 $119,831 $171,531 $NA
2002 $132,169 $189,610 $NA
2003 $134,788 $185,351 $NA
2004 $148,742 $205,756 $NA
2005 $154,772 $199,064 $NA
2006 $172,066 $220,836 $NA
2007 $161,467 $208,999 $NA
2008 $161,636 $209,670 $NA
2009 $150,883 $190,269 $NA
2010 $138,794 $175,937 $NA
2011 $135,183 $170,581 $NA
2012 $111,416 $141,450 $NA
2013 $109,860 $139,206 $NA
2014 $109,860 $139,206 $NA
2015 $108,246 $137,292 $NA
2016 $106,313 $137,292 $NA
2017 $106,951 $136,463 $NA
2018 $111,200 $140,600 $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 25 92% 0% 4% 4%
2003 34 91% 3% 0% 6%
2004 37 92% 0% 3% 5%
2005 40 90% 0% 5% 5%
2006 36 81% 6% 3% 11%
2007 21 71% 14% 0% 14%
2008 17 71% 0% 6% 24%
2009 17 94% 0% 0% 6%
2010 5 100% 0% 0% 0%
2011 7 57% 0% 29% 14%
2012 8 62% 25% 12% 0%
2013 8 50% 12% 12% 25%
2014 9 67% 0% 11% 22%
2015 9 78% 0% 0% 22%
2016 10 90% 10% 0% 0%
2017 19 53% 16% 16% 16%

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.”