Location of Williamsburg in red

Figure 1: Location of Williamsburg in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Williamsburg across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Williamsburg in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 54% 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 54th 48th 75th
9th 9th 23rd
2001 54th 48th 75th
9th 9th 21st
2002 54th 48th 76th
8th 8th 19th 15th
2003 54th 48th 76th
7th 8th 17th 11th
2004 54th 48th 76th
5th 6th 16th 10th
2005 54th 48th 76th
7th 9th 17th 48th
2006 54th 48th 75th
8th 10th 14th 61st
2007 51st 48th 75th
8th 10th 12th 14th
2008 51st 47th 75th
4th 8th 12th 29th
2009 50th 47th 75th
5th 7th 11th 15th
2010 52nd 47th 75th
5th 7th 15th 17th
2011 52nd 48th 75th
5th 8th 14th 12th
2012 50th 49th 75th
4th 6th 12th 13th
2013 50th 48th 75th
4th 5th 11th 41st
2014 50th 47th 75th
3rd 4th 11th 18th
2015 50th 47th 75th
2nd 3rd 13th 17th
2016 48th 47th 75th
2nd 2nd 15th 16th
2017 49th 47th 75th
2nd 4th 15th 10th
2018 49th 48th 75th
4th 5th 12th
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 Williamsburg 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 $42,015 $45,438 $NA
2001 $41,077 $44,334 $NA
2002 $45,172 $49,145 $NA
2003 $44,021 $48,109 $NA
2004 $43,342 $46,926 $NA
2005 $52,876 $72,285 $NA
2006 $68,055 $97,666 $NA
2007 $63,783 $91,568 $NA
2008 $64,163 $100,978 $NA
2009 $55,164 $80,759 $NA
2010 $48,986 $71,525 $NA
2011 $47,384 $69,236 $NA
2012 $32,133 $46,827 $NA
2013 $30,193 $43,859 $NA
2014 $27,280 $39,410 $NA
2015 $24,449 $35,211 $NA
2016 $22,986 $33,383 $NA
2017 $22,710 $32,939 $NA
2018 $27,800 $39,800 $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



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 6 83% 0% 17% 0%
2003 4 25% 0% 25% 50%
2004 8 62% 0% 25% 12%
2005 32 22% 19% 44% 16%
2006 36 14% 14% 36% 36%
2007 21 10% 14% 43% 33%
2008 10 20% 20% 50% 10%
2009 4 25% 50% 25% 0%
2010 2 0% 0% 50% 50%
2013 9 0% 11% 67% 22%
2014 3 0% 0% 100% 0%
2015 5 0% 20% 80% 0%
2016 7 0% 29% 43% 29%
2017 5 20% 20% 40% 20%

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.”