Thurston Woods

Location of Thurston Woods in red

Figure 1: Location of Thurston Woods in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Thurston Woods across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Thurston Woods in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 75% 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 75th 86th 70th
25th 32nd 50th
2001 74th 86th 70th
25th 32nd 47th
2002 74th 86th 70th
26th 30th 45th 42nd
2003 75th 86th 69th
26th 31st 46th 45th
2004 75th 86th 69th
24th 32nd 45th 55th
2005 75th 86th 69th
24th 31st 44th 51st
2006 75th 86th 69th
24th 30th 40th 52nd
2007 76th 86th 69th
22nd 31st 42nd 62nd
2008 76th 86th 70th
23rd 33rd 38th 65th
2009 76th 86th 69th
17th 26th 37th 38th
2010 75th 86th 69th
23rd 28th 39th 37th
2011 76th 86th 69th
24th 29th 40th 61st
2012 76th 86th 69th
26th 34th 37th 20th
2013 76th 86th 69th
26th 33rd 36th 24th
2014 76th 86th 69th
24th 28th 34th 21st
2015 76th 86th 69th
23rd 28th 34th 33rd
2016 76th 86th 69th
19th 25th 32nd 43rd
2017 75th 86th 69th
19th 24th 28th 40th
2018 75th 86th 69th
19th 25th 28th
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 Thurston Woods 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 $73,545 $94,953 $NA
2001 $71,672 $92,352 $NA
2002 $83,512 $106,656 $NA
2003 $90,767 $104,464 $NA
2004 $96,772 $107,259 $NA
2005 $101,896 $119,563 $NA
2006 $114,337 $134,492 $NA
2007 $107,470 $126,168 $NA
2008 $114,010 $127,509 $NA
2009 $94,609 $112,549 $NA
2010 $93,143 $109,989 $NA
2011 $89,527 $106,641 $NA
2012 $77,776 $92,577 $NA
2013 $69,179 $80,727 $NA
2014 $62,240 $70,186 $NA
2015 $58,720 $65,825 $NA
2016 $54,593 $60,914 $NA
2017 $53,808 $59,792 $NA
2018 $54,300 $60,500 $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 40 78% 0% 12% 10%
2003 42 83% 0% 5% 12%
2004 52 83% 8% 6% 4%
2005 78 71% 9% 9% 12%
2006 72 51% 11% 25% 12%
2007 56 59% 11% 14% 16%
2008 35 60% 14% 17% 9%
2009 18 50% 17% 28% 6%
2010 8 38% 0% 25% 38%
2011 13 46% 8% 23% 23%
2012 2 50% 0% 0% 50%
2013 9 33% 11% 11% 44%
2014 9 33% 0% 33% 33%
2015 20 25% 15% 40% 20%
2016 28 25% 11% 39% 25%
2017 27 19% 11% 59% 11%

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.”