Story Hill

Location of Story Hill in red

Figure 1: Location of Story Hill in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Story Hill across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Story Hill in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 44% 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 44th 54th 58th
90th 60th 70th
2001 43rd 54th 58th
90th 61st 68th
2002 43rd 54th 58th
91st 72nd 71st 57th
2003 43rd 54th 58th
90th 77th 74th 43rd
2004 43rd 54th 58th
91st 77th 71st 45th
2005 43rd 54th 58th
91st 72nd 67th 18th
2006 43rd 54th 58th
92nd 68th 70th 9th
2007 46th 54th 57th 9th 91st 71st 61st 79th
2008 45th 54th 57th 11th 90th 66th 59th 46th
2009 45th 54th 56th 8th 91st 73rd 61st 71st
2010 45th 54th 56th 8th 91st 81st 63rd 90th
2011 46th 54th 56th 8th 90th 81st 66th 85th
2012 44th 55th 56th 6th 88th 76th 66th 79th
2013 44th 55th 56th 6th 89th 82nd 69th 65th
2014 45th 55th 56th 6th 87th 69th 68th 81st
2015 45th 55th 56th 5th 88th 80th 66th 68th
2016 45th 55th 56th 6th 88th 85th 64th 52nd
2017 45th 55th 56th 6th 88th 77th 65th 84th
2018 45th 55th 57th 6th 88th 73rd 68th
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 Story Hill 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 $196,605 $165,439 $NA
2001 $191,502 $161,474 $NA
2002 $221,049 $190,934 $NA
2003 $223,920 $213,017 $NA
2004 $242,660 $222,283 $NA
2005 $244,164 $226,311 $NA
2006 $262,391 $253,433 $NA
2007 $243,948 $235,327 $244,298
2008 $250,576 $220,423 $258,290
2009 $236,902 $220,832 $258,290
2010 $233,087 $216,988 $244,931
2011 $226,772 $210,383 $237,475
2012 $186,339 $172,345 $183,002
2013 $184,337 $169,611 $180,099
2014 $171,518 $166,486 $180,099
2015 $183,161 $170,988 $177,623
2016 $187,026 $170,988 $201,654
2017 $191,396 $168,380 $197,432
2018 $192,050 $169,450 $200,500

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 20 65% 0% 15% 20%
2003 19 79% 5% 0% 16%
2004 17 94% 0% 0% 6%
2005 25 76% 8% 0% 16%
2006 15 80% 0% 13% 7%
2007 27 85% 0% 7% 7%
2008 12 58% 8% 0% 33%
2009 15 73% 0% 7% 20%
2010 10 60% 20% 0% 20%
2011 12 58% 17% 17% 8%
2012 12 67% 17% 8% 8%
2013 11 82% 0% 9% 9%
2014 18 78% 6% 11% 6%
2015 17 71% 12% 6% 12%
2016 17 71% 12% 0% 18%
2017 31 68% 6% 16% 10%

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.”